Great Winter Read – The Lake House by Kate Morton

I love to read, but rarely have the time to get to as many books as I would like.  Over the past week, from the day after Christmas through Monday, I read Kate Morton’s The Lake House.  It was such a page turner, that I could hardly put it down — ask my husband as he will attest that my nose was buried in this book any moment I could spare on vacation!  I sailed through nearly 500 pages in 6 days, so the story line kept me guessing. It’s a great winter mystery spanning three generations that will keep you captivated.   I’m curious to know your thoughts on the ending.  I’ll save mine for a later post.  Kate Morton also wrote The Secret Keeper, which is another one of my favorite books that I wrote about in another post- click here to read that.  (I also mention other favorites such as The Orchid House)

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Here’s a synopsis from Amazon:

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.

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