The Lake House

The Lake House

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition
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Living on her family's gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, 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 son, Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart, leaving their estate as empty as their broken hearts. Nearly sixty years later, having enjoyed a long, successful career as an author, Alice is now eighty years old and living in London. 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. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781628998153
Branch Call Number: MORTON
Characteristics: 679 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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mbarney_1
Mar 25, 2019

This book was great, however I couldn't hold myself back and I had to find out what happened to the missing child so I read up to chapter 17 then I skipped ahead and read the last three chapters. I thought the details of the Lake House were nice but my main thought was where did the child go. Worth the read.

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Havanacat
Dec 28, 2018

Plot. The shifts in time periods are expertly done.

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kpgirard
Nov 27, 2018

This one made me cry. Happy tears but tears nonetheless. Nice twist, but as others have said the ending was a little rushed. Still a great book. Highly recommend it.

JCLS_Medford_Jessica Nov 12, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Surprised when I received it (because I didn't remember placing it on hold) and surprised that I liked it. If you are a fan of alternating timelines, multiple perspectives and a splash of mystery, then this is the (long) book for you. My only criticism is the ending was a little too contrived for me, but the author had to tie up the plethora of loose ends in some way. It didn't dampen my enjoyment of the book, but it did cause an eye-roll or two.

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GratefulGirl5
Aug 16, 2018

Now THIS is a BOOK! Morton is a masterful storyteller, crafting characters and events that come together like pieces of a puzzle. I lost sleep staying up too late reading this one! I don't think the ending was rushed...I just wanted to keep reading! I would have liked to watch the new relationships develop, but I thought it all came together beautifully.

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SZorn
Aug 02, 2018

This was a good, light mystery novel. Kept me guessing almost to the end. It was wrapped up rather quickly however, considering the length of the book.

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gr8_reader
Jun 16, 2018

really enjoyed the book - pleasant read and a fairly good plot

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vmeehan
Mar 22, 2018

I did enjoy this book but like others have mentioned the ending was disappointing - it was rushed, too neatly tied up and contrived. Also could have been 100 pages shorter but having said that I didn't skip forward.

ArapahoeJillK Dec 03, 2017

Wonderful storytelling and atmospheric novel that takes place alternately in the 1930's and 2003 on a magical estate in the Cornish countryside and in London. Eleanor Edevane and police officer Sadie Sparrow's lives intermingle through a 70-year old mystery.

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yorkiebj
Sep 07, 2017

A very intriguing novel! I enjoyed the parallel plot lines between the pre-World War I plot and the later mystery of the post World War II plot. Initially, in my reading, I found it confusing with the introduction of the characters of the two time lines. The flipping back and forth between the characters of the two time lines was a little rocky for me, until I settled into the book. Having said that, as I became more comfortable, I found myself trying to guess the answers to many questions in this mystery. There were some surprises, I did not predict!

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Dec 28, 2015

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