The Lake House
written by Kate Morton
published by Atria Books, 2015
Did I enjoy this book: I loved this book! I seriously could have stayed up all night pouring over the pages. In fact, during my beach weekend, I didn’t allow myself to have dinner until I finished the last few chapters. That’s right . . . I deprived myself of food and drink to find out what happened to these characters in the end. This is a truly amazing journey into a mystery that started in the 1930s but solved in 2003. It was worth every starved minute. This will not be my last Kate Morton book.
“A person never forgets the landscape of their childhood.”
Would I recommend it: YES! BUY IT NOW! READ IT!
About the book – from Goodreads: From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours, an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heartstopping suspense and uncovered secrets.
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.