The Lake House

The Lake House

Large Print - 2016 | Center Point Large Print edition.
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"A suspenseful novel involving a mystery writer whose family was devastated when she was sixteen when her infant brother disappeared without a trace. Decades later a young detective from London stumbles upon the ruins of the family's lakeside estate in Cornwall and begins digging into the unsolved case"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine :, Center Point Large Print,, 2016.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781628998153
Characteristics: 679 pages.
679 pages.


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ehbooklover Jun 19, 2016

Yet another fantastic novel by one of my fave authors. The atmospheric setting, the characters, the mystery, and the beautiful writing all made for one page-turner of a book. Any time that I was forced to put it down, I could not wait to pick it back up and start reading. LOVED it!

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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.

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.

Jun 16, 2018

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

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.

ArapahoeJillK Dec 03, 2017

Wonderful storytelling and atmospheric novel that takes place alternately in the 1930's and 2003 on a magical estate in the Cornish countryside and in London. Eleanor Edevane and police officer Sadie Sparrow's lives intermingle through a 70-year old mystery.

Sep 07, 2017

A very intriguing novel! I enjoyed the parallel plot lines between the pre-World War I plot and the later mystery of the post World War II plot. Initially, in my reading, I found it confusing with the introduction of the characters of the two time lines. The flipping back and forth between the characters of the two time lines was a little rocky for me, until I settled into the book. Having said that, as I became more comfortable, I found myself trying to guess the answers to many questions in this mystery. There were some surprises, I did not predict!

JCLColleenO Jul 06, 2017

The novel opens in 1933 with the entire Edevane clan preparing for the annual Midsummer party at their idyllic home, Loeanneth. Sixteen-year-old Alice Edevane is caught up in the magic of her first finished novel and her first crush. Before the night is over, several momentous events occur, including the tragic disappearance of her baby brother, Theo. Decades later, Alice, now a famous crime novelist, is still haunted by the real-life mystery of Theo’s vanishing. What really happened the night of her family’s summer party? Does Alice know more about that night than she pretends? Sadie Sparrow, a London detective on leave because of a botched case, discovers the Edevanes’ abandoned house while staying with her grandfather in Cornwall. She becomes engrossed in the 70-year old case and uses her formidable detective skills to investigate. Will she be the one to finally discover the long unknown fate of Theo Edevane? I love Kate Morton’s writing, and highly recommend two of her other books, The Secret Keeper and The Forgotten Garden.

Jul 03, 2017

Policewoman Sadie Sparrow has taken time off following an investigation whose results she doesn’t believe. Visiting her Cornwall grandfather she becomes intrigued by a cold case involving a boy who went missing on Midsummer’s Night in 1933. So goes Kate Morton’s latest adventure, which looks at the boy’s lake house family and their secrets.

Mothers and children are themes that resonate for a number of characters, building to an intriguing climax. I loved Sadie and her grandfather and the Edevanes, especially daughter Alice who grows up to be a mystery writer. Wonderful summer whodunit!

Jun 17, 2017

This was a beautiful tale which wove the past and present together while giving our main characters answers from the past as well as closure and motivation for moving on. I agree with other reviewers that the loose ends are a bit too neatly tied up in the end, but I do like a tidy ending. 

I also found it difficult to identify a favorite character. They all seemed a bit shady at times perhaps with the exception of Bertie and Peter. Did find this a compelling read for all that and would recommend it to historical fiction fans as well as mystery buffs.

ArapahoeLesley Nov 09, 2016

The suspense of this one surpassed even The Secret Keeper! Kate Morton weaves an intriguing tale through the points of view of almost every character! The only thing that ever prevents a Kate Morton book from getting 5 stars from me are the endings. Not that they aren't good but she's so excellent at build up but then right at the end everything becomes too clear too quickly... maybe I'm just sad it's over.

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