The Lake House
Bestselling storyteller Morton excels in this mystery set against the gothic backdrop of 1930s England . . . Morton’s plotting is impeccable, and her finely wrought characters, brought together in the end by Sparrow’s investigation, are as surprised as readers will be by the astonishing conclusion, Publishers WeeklyAddictive reading, Mail
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Bestselling storyteller Morton excels in this mystery set against the gothic backdrop of 1930s England . . . Morton’s plotting is impeccable, and her finely wrought characters, brought together in the end by Sparrow’s investigation, are as surprised as readers will be by the astonishing conclusion, Publishers WeeklyAddictive reading, Mail on SundayAn historic house, a long buried mystery, a dash of romance – familiar ingredients for Morton’s bestsellers… Delicious and chunky, Sunday MirrorA skilfully imagined story of love, loss and family secrets, Woman & HomeOnce again she delivers the satisfactions of all her best sellers . . . Mysteries at the core, they draw depth and appeal from her carefully applied layers of family, history, and moral conundrum. And that makes them perfect books for just about every reader, Library JournalMorton’s moody, suspenseful latest is the perfect page-turner for a chilly night, People MagazineSimilar in both tone and style to her debut, featuring the sort of expansive, absorbing, heart-wrenching story that is swiftly becoming the trademark of this Australian author . . . Morton’s elements of mystery are always tightly-wound and expertly plotted, she remains one step ahead of the reader at all times, giving just enough to keep them guessing without ever revealing too much to lose the intrigue . . . It will transport you to the Cornish countryside, dissolve your trials in the face of others’ and-most of all-make you remember why you love reading so much. It is Kate Morton at her finest, Reader’s DigestMorton writes with such page-turning ease, you can easily lose yourself in her world for days . . . a pace that’s more mystery than thriller – perfect when you really don’t want a book to end., The PoolAn absorbing tale of family secrets, Choice MagazineLose yourself in this brilliantly atmospheric mystery-thriller. Fans of Kate Morton’s sweeping epic books won’t be disappointed with her latest monumental novel, because it’s up there with her best . . . As the novel seamlessly sweeps backwards and forwards over seven decades, the story slowly and tantalisingly unfolds. Beautifully atmospheric, lush and multi-layered, The Lake House demands your full attention…this is truly one of the most engrossing and enthralling books we’ve read for quite some time, Heat
From the Back Cover
A missing child . . . June 1933, and sixteen-year-old Alice Edevane is preparing for her family’s Midsummer Eve party at their country home, Loeanneth. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house . . . Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Detective Sadie Sparrow retreats to her beloved grandfather’s cottage in Cornwall. Once there, she stumbles upon an abandoned house, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery . . . Meanwhile, in her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family’s past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape . . . ‘A fabulous page-turner’ Daily Mail
About the Author
Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and lives now with her husband and young sonsin London. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specializing in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels.Kate has sold over ten million copies of her novels in thirty-three languages, across thirty-eight countries. The Shifting Fog, published internationally as The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours and The Secret Keeper have all been number one bestsellers around the world. Each novel won the Australian Book Industry award for General Fiction Book of the Year.