The Lake House - Kate Morton

The Lake House

By Kate Morton

  • Release Date: 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 774 Ratings)


From the New York Times bestselling author of Homecoming 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.


  • Engrossing

    By Corgi63
    Kept me on my toes trying to figure out - whodunit. Happy surprise ending.
  • The Lake House

    By lad9391
    Loved this book. Good writing which is really important to me since I can’t stand reading stories that a fifth grader could read. The story was so good and I will be reading more from Kate Morton!
  • Fine

    By Eternal nn
    This is a terrific book. Well-drawn characters, good suspense & a satisfying end.
  • Wonderful

    By charliesbooks
    Loved it.
  • Fantastic story and characters

    By literary8fan
    Started sample but took another 6 months to get into. Slow start. Don’t be put off by early chapter of 15year old perspective in 1933. So well written and the voices of characters at different ages and time periods amazing. Great story and love how all various storylines work together.
  • Love to listen

    By iliketolistenwhileiwork
    I always purchase the unabridged book. I want to hear every detail. I have listened to all of Kate Morton’s books except the most recent. Each wonderful stories. The extremely talented Caroline Lee is the perfect narrator. Enjoy -
  • Very well done!

    By 3penny
    This book is quite well written. Unlike most mysteries, the writing is very strong. The story will definitely capture your attention; I couldn't wait to read the next chapter! I have only a few complaints which have prevented me from assigning a five star rating. First, the writing gets windy at times and the story would be better served with a terser narrative. Second, there were a few flaws in the plot line which I won't detail for fear of spoiling the book for readers. Third, the ending was sort of Dickensonian and not really credible (although I have to say I liked it anyway). All in all, it was a really good mystery and I'm looking forward to reading more books about Detective Sparrow.
  • The Lake House

    By nlb1013
    I loved this book! It was a page turner with many twists and turns. Don’t miss out!!
  • Great except for the ending

    By JessD0304
    I really did enjoy this book right up to the very end. It was very suspenseful and the character build was fantastic. However I felt the ending was a bit rushed and not as fulfilling as I had hoped.
  • The Lake House

    By Shamrock 54
    Covers several time frames & it kept me guessing! I enjoyed the twists & turns! Makes me want to visit Cornwall Highly recommend!