The Lake House: A Novel

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On a forced break from her job as a detective in London, Sadie Sparrow stays with her grandfather in his new home in Cornwall and runs across an abandoned estate that piques her curiosity. She learns that seven decades earlier, a baby went missing, and his family was never the same. Sadie sets about to solve the mystery, a convenient way to avoid facing what made her take leave from work.

Alice Edevane grew up at the lake house, but the tragedy of her missing baby brother has kept her from her childhood home. She has spent decades as a prolific mystery writer, but doesn’t welcome Sadie asking questions about this very personal mystery.

The stories of Alice and Sadie in the present and of Alice; her mother, Eleanor; and her family decades earlier alternate throughout The Lake House, bit by bit filling in the truth of what happened. Secrets are revealed, characters and motives are fleshed out, and the mystery slowly is solved. It’s satisfying as a mystery but, even more, is also a sweet and poignant look at families and the ties that bind imperfect but loving people together. Richly drawn and fully rewarding, this is Morton’s best so far.


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Author Kate Morton
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 512 pages
Publisher Atria Books
Publish Date 2015-Oct-20
ISBN 9781451649321
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Issue December 2015
Category Popular Fiction
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