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Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Lake House by Kate Morton

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.@gooreads



I just....

I was so into what I was reading and the way the book went back and forth I forgot to write down page numbers for excerpts accept for one. I can't believe what I just read!



She lowered the bag into the hole and for a split second the moon seemed to peer from behind a cloud. Tears threatened as she scooped the dirt back, but she fought them. To cry, here and now, was an indulgence, she refused to grant herself. She patted the ground flat, slapped her hands against it, and stomped down hard with her boots until she was out of breath.

This book went back and forth from the past to the future. There are so many people interconnected!

Seventy-years later from the tragedy of the Edevane family losing their little boy, DC Sadie Sparrow comes to Cornwall to visit her grandfather. She need, or rather was told, to take some time off from a big case she was working on. She decided to see her grandfather who raised her, him and her grandmother, who has passed.

One day when Sadie is out running with the dogs she stumbles across.. one of the dogs actually.. stumbles across the old Lake House that belonged to the Edevane family. It still had stuff inside, like everyone just dropped everything and left.


It's only this pretty ↑ when they would go back into the past and talk about the stories involved with the family.

Sadie keeps digging to find the story of the house and finds out from her grandpa and the town archives, etc. that the family that lived there up and left when their little son was taken, murdered, whatever... they never found him.

Sadie finds out one of the daughters was still alive and a very popular author, her name is Alice. She tries to contact Alice but Alice wants nothing to do with her. She doesn't want to remember the past. She talks a little bit about it with her older sister Deb but everyone has the whole story different. Everyone in the book are thinking different things and so was I for that matter! They had another sister that had some kind of a mental disability and she was so sweet. Luckily they kept all bad things from her accept for one thing she saw when she was younger.

Alice tells her story from when she's young and things that happened at that time, she also tells her story in the present tense.

Holy crow! This book is all over the place and your on the edge of your seat when the author almost gives something away! It's like..oh no she didn't... It was brilliant!! Usually I don't like that and I got ill a couple of times, but then I was like.. this is just so awesome and I have to know the ending.

Alice finally decides to talk to DC Sadie because she's getting closer to something, but it is soooo not what Sadie is thinking. Oh and Sadie also brings in the old cop that was on the case all of those years ago, he was just thrilled to help out too.

I was so shocked at the ending, I kept thinking it was this or that and noooooo.. it is so beyond what I could have expected.. I have no words.. just no more words at finding out what really happened.

The author really got me on this one and I loved it! I recommend this book to everyone that is thinking about read it, just go right ahead and you read it! I'm telling you, and don't stop, keep going even if someone gets on your nerves!



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