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The Lake House

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  422 ratings  ·  104 reviews
One of People magazine’s Best Books of Fall—“Morton's moody, suspenseful latest is the perfect page-turner for a chilly night.”

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours, an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heartstopping suspense and uncovered secrets.

Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate
Hardcover, 512 pages
Expected publication: October 20th 2015 by Atria Books
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    I had really, really wanted to wait a little closer to the publishing date to read this, but based on all of the great feedback, and my love of her previous novels I couldn't resist. So here I sit having just finished... let me start off by saying that all expectations I had for this have been exceeded. I have enjoyed all of KM's novels but this one will easily go down as my favorite. As a writer, she has a unique gift of being able to weave past and present stories together in a way that seems ...more
    Tegan Mae
    There's a cover and a synopsis!! Oh happy day!!

    Let's go October 22nd!!!
    Dale Harcombe
    The novel starts in Cornwall in 1933 with 16 year old Alice Edevane in the family country house of Loeanneth and the Midsummer Eve party that affected several lives. Then the story moves to 2003 and introduces the reader to Sadie Sparrow, who is on enforced leave from the Metropolitan police after her refusal to let go of a case involving a grandmother, mother and abandoned child. Sadie feels the mother has not abandoned her baby at all and there is more to the story. Is she right? This is just ...more
    Either I'm now so old, bitter and cynical that I can no longer enjoy harmless fluff, or this wasn't anywhere near as good as Kate Morton's others. Two things are inevitable when authors recycle the same formula: a) you'll compare every detail of each new book to its predecessors, and b) there will come a point when said formula starts to feel tired and past its best. The Lake House just doesn't have the same magically indulgent appeal as the author's previous books, though the ingredients are th ...more
    Kate Morton is one of those authors that are so high up on my list of favorites that I literally hate that I have to wait so long for a new book of hers to come out. Then when her novel does get published my greedy hands takes one and then I'm sad that I've read it, & I have to wait so long for another! She can't win:)

    Of course, I loved this novel. Its Kate Morton after all, and she only does supreme excellence in the writing department. She knows how to set the mood, knows her characters, a
    Susan Johnson
    There are some wonderful books where houses become central characters. I can think of Tara in "Gone With The Wind" and "Manderley in "Rebecca." Kate Morton writes great books where the houses are characters and this one is no different. Loeanneth, The Lake House, is so important to this story. It was once a small house on a larger estate but it's certainly not small by current definition. It's a magic place with a private lake and great grounds for picnics and exploring.

    In 1933 a couple lived
    Jun 01, 2015 Hannah marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Oh Kate, you really know how to pique my reader excitement:

    ...and retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall.



    starts like a Kate Morton novel (!) - in other words better have a good chunk of reading time when you open it as it is very hard to put down...

    first impressions - another superb novel from Kate Morton, almost as emotional as Secret Keeper (which is still my #1 novel from the author and among my top favorites of all time) and with enough twists and turns for five other similar novels; both the writing and the protagonists are top notch as usual while the main theme of a mother's love for her chi
    Judy Collins
    A special THANK YOU, to Atria Books and NetGalley for an ARC exchange for an honest review.

    C A P T I V A T I N G !

    Master storyteller, Kate Morton returns following sensational The Secret Keeper, with THE LAKE HOUSE, an alluring Cornwall mysterious tale of dark family secrets.

    An enthralling suspense drawing you into a multi-generational, layered, unsolved 70-year-old mystery of intrigue-- combining past with present, with vivid descriptions and settings.

    The stunning, idyllic lakeside estat
    I love Kate Morton, but I get so frustrated when I finish one of her books because I know that I will have to wait forever (at least it seems like it) for her next one to come out.

    I really appreciate how Ms. Morton makes you feel like you're right there with the characters having tea, smelling the sea air, whatever it is, she brings it to life for me.

    This was a great story from beginning to end. I loved the mystery after mystery of it, I thought Alice was a great character as well as the others.
    Syrie James
    This was my first Kate Morton novel (I know, where have I been??) Being an Anglophile, it was a given that I'd enjoy any tale about a beautiful estate in the Cornish countryside and a family secret that's been hidden for decades--but I wasn't prepared for how much I'd love it. In fact, this novel grabbed me from page one and I couldn't put it down. The plot is intricate, has a great many characters, and moves around in time from 1911, 1914, and the 1930s through the "modern day" story in 2003, y ...more
    eARC: Netgalley

    Every time I pick up a Kate Morton novel I know that I will be immersed in another world for the next three or four days, in which I have my head buried in the book every possible moment. The Lake House was no different. From the moment I downloaded the book until I finished it late one evening, I was drawn into the worlds of the Sadie Sparrow, the Edevanes, and the lost children. In the early 1930's Theo, the beloved baby boy in the Edevane family, goes missing and is never found
    Aug 31, 2015 Magdalena marked it as want-to-read-2015  ·  review of another edition
    Update: Declined

    On NetGalley now! :D

    Nancy Baker
    Kate Morton does it again -- another 600 page book that you read in 2 days. Just when I thought Kate Morton couldn't do any better than The Secret Keeper, she shows me that she is still the master of creating suspenseful, secretive stories that keep you hanging until the last page. I only found one small flaw in the story (even when it was first mentioned I pondered that it seemed a bit contrived), but it did nothing to affect the outcome. The Lake House revolves around two generations of one fa ...more
    I have mixed feelings about this book. I'm a huge fan of Morton and greatly admire her talent in taking a format she's now known for (taking family secrets and intertwining the various timelines until the surprising conclusion) and creating so many interesting and complicated relationships and combining them with the storylines, subplots, and sub-sub plots.

    In "The Lake House," the Cornwall manor house (both when the family as in residence and when deserted) was perfection and the characters were
    Rose  Achey

    Totally engaging, great characters, a terrific story with several mysteries that keep you reading. The type of book that you are sad to see end...but one where after finishing you text/email all your reading friends and book club members telling them not to miss this one.

    Kate Morton is master of the dual time novel and she does not disappoint in The Lake House. On Sale October 20, 2015.
    Sep 08, 2015 Hannah is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
    I scored an ARC of this at work thrilled! Now to work a 598-page epic into my reading schedule...
    I love Kate Morton's writing! She is masterful in pacing, story telling, and word choice. Although written in plain English, this book is wonderful to read on a Kindle with the dictionary option. Words not normally used pop up frequently. Contextual clues are enough to understand the meaning yet the dictionary feature makes it more delicious. Reading is not hampered by the use of words. Morton has a crisp, clear writing style and paints beautiful pictures with her words.

    There are, essentially,
    Kate Morton is known for weaving stories that span several generations so it wasn’t surprising that this was such a book also. However, there were parts that really dragged for me and I felt just weren’t necessary. But I was glad that I hung in there and stayed with the story as all those “unnecessary” parts actually were eventually shown to be necessary and Morton connects all the dots expertly.

    The mysteries, and there are several of them, are complicated ones, with many red herrings leading y
    Had to stay up late to finish this one. Longer review in the future...still need to process all that transpired!
    This was my first Kate Morton novel There actually two books in one, the story of the disappearance of baby Theo in 1930 that, many decades it is unknown whether he was kidnapped or murdered. And in the 2000’s when Sadie, a police officer revives the old case after stumbling upon the family's abandoned estate “The Lake House”. Sadie tried to solve the mystery of Theo’s disappearance while trying to come to terms with her own unsolved mystery. I loved it.
    Thank you for sending me the ARC for revi
    Marcee Feddersen

    Rosamunde Pilcher started my love affair with English war novels when I read the Shell Seekers, but Kate Morton quickly became one of my go to authors. These two women make me wish I was born in a different time, and on a different continent. Going to Cornwall is on my bucket list just to see the place of my favorite novels.

    So when I got an ARC of The Lake House from NetGalley and Atria Books, I was over the moon! It jumped right to the front of my reading
    Morton's novels have always had an element of mystery to them, and this is especially true of THE LAKE HOUSE, as it concerns the disappearance of a baby boy in 1933. The boy is the brother of Alice Edevane, who grows up to become the celebrated mystery/crime novelist A.C. Edevane, now in her mid-80s. Mystery fans will be quick to notice that Alice has some of the characteristics of two of Britain's finest crime novelists who recently died within six months of each other, P.D. James and Ruth Rend ...more
    I've read and enjoyed The House at Riverton and The Forgotten Garden by Morton, but The Lake House is my favorite.

    Alice Edevane is 16 when her young and beloved brother disappears; decades later, Alice is a respected author in her eighties. What happened to Theo was never discovered, but Alice has her own suspicions.

    Sadie Sparrow is on disciplinary leave from the police department, visiting her grandfather in Cornwall. When she stumbles on the deserted Lake House and learns the unsolved story o

    *further review to come later, when I'm not curled up in the fetal position with emotions*
    Debbie Krenzer
    5 stars!! Can you give more?
    Oh my gosh, this book was soooo good!!! I am really sad that it's over, even though it's like 600 pages long. There were actually three stories going on here. One was a present day case which got the detective into a bit of trouble and so she was on mandatory leave allowing her time for the second story. The second story and the most involved in the book was a 70 year old cold case that took place near where her grandfather now lives. She stumbled upon the case by acc
    Lauren Jenkins
    I was so happy when I was able to download an Advance Copy of The Lake House for review. Kate Morton is a favorite author of mine, and after reading "The Lake House," this is reaffirmed once again!

    The story evolves into a mystery, alternating between the 1930's and 2000's. Set primarily in Cornwall, it is the tale of a privledged family that suffers the disappearance of their youngest child, a baby boy named Theo. For many decades it is unknown whether he was kidnapped, murdered or both.

    In mode
    Colleen Squires
    Kate Morton fans-this was worth the wait! (I received an advance copy)

    Alice Edevane is introduced to us as a strong-willed child living on her family's estate, Loeanneth, in Cornwall. We are re-introduced to her many years later as a successful author of mysteries, fiercely guarding her family's history and secrets.

    Sadie Sparrow is a young police detective from London who stumbles upon the abandoned Loeanneth while on an enforced break from her work. Intrigued by the great house and the unsolved
    The Lake House is an intricate, engaging mystery.

    In 1933, 11 month old Theo Edevane goes missing during a midsummer's eve party on his family's estate in Cormwall. The mystery of his disappearance has never been solved. 70 years later, London police detective Sadie Sparrow is on leave after disclosing details of a case to the media. During this time, Sadie goes to Cornwall to stay with her grandfather, Bertie. While out running one morning, Sadie stumbles across the abandoned Edevane estate, Loe
    Book Bazaar
    I always enjoy Kate Morton's novels. This was the perfect escape for me last weekend. The mystery of a child who disappeared long ago, a crotchety author and a young detective in trouble for following her emotions.
    Fans and newcomers will enjoy this.
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    KATE MORTON grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and lives now with her husband and three young sons in Brisbane. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specialising in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels. Kate harboured dreams of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company until she became sidetracked writing novels, and still feels a pang of longing ...more
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