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BUDDY READ: Historical Fiction > The Lake House by Kate Morton - Starting July 2nd 2016

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85714 comments Mod
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 in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure…

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. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined.

Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as an author. Theo’s case has never been solved, though Alice still harbors a suspicion as to the culprit. 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 estate—now crumbling and covered with vines, clearly abandoned long ago. 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, this latest novel from a masterful storyteller is an enthralling, thoroughly satisfying read.



Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4482 comments Chapter 1: that was very intriguing, and slightly creepy.


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8% (view spoiler)


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Jackie wrote: "Chapter 1: that was very intriguing, and slightly creepy."

Right.. (view spoiler)


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4482 comments Cinthia wrote: "Jackie wrote: "Chapter 1: that was very intriguing, and slightly creepy."

Right.. [spoilers removed]"


Exactly! (view spoiler)


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4482 comments Chapter 5: (view spoiler)


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4482 comments Chapter 6: Love the various points of view as each adds something unique to the story. Their placement is just right.


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4482 comments Chapter 8: (view spoiler)


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4482 comments Chapter 15: This is getting really interesting. (view spoiler)


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Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4482 comments Finished: Wow! I really liked everything about this book...the pacing could be slow at times, and it might have been solved earlier, but the writing, characters, and plot more than make up for that. (view spoiler)


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Jackie wrote: "Chapter 5: [spoilers removed]"

It said something about her being a (view spoiler)


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I forgot my book at work so I won't be able to keep reading it til tomorrow. ;(


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4482 comments Cinthia wrote: "I forgot my book at work so I won't be able to keep reading it til tomorrow. ;("

No problem. I'll still be here to discuss with you.:)


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