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07 June 2016

The Lake House by Kate Morton in Paperback Tuesday June 7th!

“Morton is a master of suspense.”
— The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Brilliant…delivers the satisfactions of all her bestsellers since debuting with The House at Riverton…perfect books for just about every reader.”
— Library Journal

“Compelling…Morton’s plotting is impeccable.”
— Publishers Weekly

THE LAKE HOUSE (paperback) by Kate Morton
Atria Books | 512 pages | ISBN: 978-1-4516-4935-2 | June 7, 2016 | $17.00

THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Keeper 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.

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Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of southeast Queensland and lives now with her husband and young sons in Brisbane. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specializing in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary Gothic novels. Kate Morton has sold over 7.5 million copies in 26 languages, across 38 countries. Her novels include The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, and The Secret Keeper.

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Read The Review
"Cornwall, August 1933
The rain was heavy now and the hem of her dress was splattered with mud.She'de to hid it afterward; no one could know that she'd been out."

Thus begins this epic novel of 512 pages by bestselling author Kate Morton. Alice Edevane lives on the family estate in Cornwall, England. A very precocious and talented 16-year-old, she aspires to be an author so carries around a journal so she can record her thoughts. On the eve of Midsummer's Eve, Alice's young brother Theo disappears, never to be found. Was he kidnapped, murdered or did he get lost? No one knows, but there is a lot of speculation. This is a tragedy that all families fear especially families in the Edevane's position, moneyed and titled. Waiting for the ransom that they are sure that will come, but it does not.

Fast forward decades later, Alice lives in London as a successful author. Her brother's case was never solved but a detective Sadie Sparrow who is on an leave pending an investigation regarding a case that she was involved in. Staying with her grandfather in Cornwall, Sadie comes across an old abandoned estate that is in disrepair. It appears that the owners just up and left, everything left as if they still lived there. She finds out that the estate is the home of Alice Edevane when she was a child. At the same time, Sadie is battling her own issues with a case that involved a grandmother, daughter, and her child. Sadie made some decisions that

Through flashbacks, we learn about the Edevane family from Theo to Anthony, the father. Family secrets are uncovered, even though Alice wishes they were not. With Sadie's help the mysteries surrounding Loeanneth, Alice's siblings, Deborah and Clementine and parents, Eleanor and Anthony  and grandmother Constance are eventually brought to light for an enjoyable novel of destinies that are linked. This is the first novel by Kate Morton that I have read, I do have others and after reading this one I will definitely be going back and reading more by this author. 

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