The Lake House

The Lake House

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure. One midsummer's eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined. Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as an author. Theo's case has never been solved, though Alice still harbors a suspicion as to the culprit. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather's house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old estate now crumbling and covered with vines, clearly abandoned long ago. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone yet more present than ever. A lush, atmospheric tale of intertwined destinies, this latest novel from a masterful storyteller is an enthralling, thoroughly satisfying read"--
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781451649321
9781451649352
Characteristics: 495 pages ;,24 cm.

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fsher002
Jul 05, 2019

This is an enjoyable read, a little contrived at the end but it did not ruin my enjoyment. I have read several books by Kate Morton and this is one of the best. She maintains various timelines and her descriptions of places and people are very thought-provoking. Highly recommend.

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weezie1
Jun 29, 2019

I remember reading this a few years ago. Great book!

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mbarney_1
Mar 25, 2019

This book was great, however I couldn't hold myself back and I had to find out what happened to the missing child so I read up to chapter 17 then I skipped ahead and read the last three chapters. I thought the details of the Lake House were nice but my main thought was where did the child go. Worth the read.

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Havanacat
Dec 28, 2018

Plot. The shifts in time periods are expertly done.

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kpgirard
Nov 27, 2018

This one made me cry. Happy tears but tears nonetheless. Nice twist, but as others have said the ending was a little rushed. Still a great book. Highly recommend it.

JCLS_Medford_Jessica Nov 12, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Surprised when I received it (because I didn't remember placing it on hold) and surprised that I liked it. If you are a fan of alternating timelines, multiple perspectives and a splash of mystery, then this is the (long) book for you. My only criticism is the ending was a little too contrived for me, but the author had to tie up the plethora of loose ends in some way. It didn't dampen my enjoyment of the book, but it did cause an eye-roll or two.

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GratefulGirl5
Aug 16, 2018

Now THIS is a BOOK! Morton is a masterful storyteller, crafting characters and events that come together like pieces of a puzzle. I lost sleep staying up too late reading this one! I don't think the ending was rushed...I just wanted to keep reading! I would have liked to watch the new relationships develop, but I thought it all came together beautifully.

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SZorn
Aug 02, 2018

This was a good, light mystery novel. Kept me guessing almost to the end. It was wrapped up rather quickly however, considering the length of the book.

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gr8_reader
Jun 16, 2018

really enjoyed the book - pleasant read and a fairly good plot

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vmeehan
Mar 22, 2018

I did enjoy this book but like others have mentioned the ending was disappointing - it was rushed, too neatly tied up and contrived. Also could have been 100 pages shorter but having said that I didn't skip forward.

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vv8
Dec 28, 2015

vv8 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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