The Lake House

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Publication date: 22.10.2015
ISBN: 9780230761339
Number of pages: 0


The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper.

A missing child . . .

June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever.

An abandoned house . . .

Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.

An unsolved mystery . . .

Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...

In the media

Lose yourself in this brilliantly atmospheric mystery-thriller. Fans of Kate Morton's sweeping epic books won't be disappointed with her latest monumental novel, because it's up there with her best . . . As the novel seamlessly sweeps backwards and forwards over seven decades, the story slowly and tantalisingly unfolds. Beautifully atmospheric, lush and multi-layered, The Lake House demands your full attention...this is truly one of the most engrossing and enthralling books we've read for quite some time
An absorbing tale of family secrets
Choice Magazine
An historic house, a long buried mystery, a dash of romance - familiar ingredients for Morton's bestsellers... Delicious and chunky
Sunday Mirror