My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kate Morton’s book evokes a feeling of timelessness. Like Alice in Wonderland, one just falls into the story. She’s one author who is always managed to make me forget myself. The Lake House is a beautiful work of fiction, her writing skills are amazing of which there’s no doubt, the house called Loeanneth comes to life in our eyes. This again is a book that cannot be rushed, it should be read at a leisure, things happen in a very slow pace so much that by the end I was so impatient to skip pages. Each and every character in this book have been sketched beautifully and the Edevane sisters are a joy to read about. Every mystery does get solved by the end with a neat bow sometimes a little too conveniently but it was beautifully done.
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.
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