The Lake House

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Keeper comes a “moody, suspenseful page-turner” (People, Best Book Pick) filled with mystery and spellbinding secrets.

Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories.

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. He is never found, and the family is torn apart, the house abandoned.

Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as a novelist. 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 Edevane estate—now crumbling and covered with vines. 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 from a masterful storyteller, The Lake House is an enthralling, thoroughly satisfying read.

The Lake House - Kate Morton Summary

(The) Lake House may refer to: Lake house (real estate), a house located on or near a lake; a cottage or summer house..

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The Lake House5 star

I loved this book! It was a page turner with many twists and turns. Don’t miss out!! 55


Great except for the ending4 star

I really did enjoy this book right up to the very end. It was very suspenseful and the character build was fantastic. However I felt the ending was a bit rushed and not as fulfilling as I had hoped. 45

Shamrock 54

The Lake House4 star

Covers several time frames & it kept me guessing! I enjoyed the twists & turns! Makes me want to visit Cornwall Highly recommend! 45


A real page turner!5 star

This was my first by this author. It was spellbinding and I was not able to put it down. It is well written, clean and no use of vulgar language. I would definitely recommend it for a good read. 55

Yoga advocate

Intriguing book!5 star

This book was a great read. Even when I had thought I knew what happened to Theo you don't really expect the twist and turns. Very enjoyable! 55


Disappointed2 star

Not one of her best. Struggled to read it. Whole book was a very slow read. 25

Pickles 7

Awesome read5 star

I have read several of Kate Morton's books. This is by far my favorite. The story unfolds beautifully and keeps you constantly yearning for the next chapter. Great read 55

Diddly dog

The Lake House5 star

Absolutely the best one yet!, The author's description and character with PTSD was spot on. I'd love to visit Cornwall County someday. 55

Frustrated resident

The Lake House4 star

The book started off slowly, but once 150 pages into it I couldn't put it down. 45


Great book.4 star

Excellent story telling, enjoyed the book. The setting was wonderful, I felt like I had visited the Lake House several times. The characters were engaging. The only problem I had was reading the book too quickly. 45

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