‘The Lake House’ – Kate Morton

the lake house

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 night, Alice’s younger brother Theo goes missing. Although the house was full of party guests, Theo is never found.

Many years later a police officer visiting her grandfather stumbles across Alice’s old family home, now deserted. She starts asking questions about the estate and what happened there.

Throughout the reading I was picking over every little detail and trying to work out what was significant. It felt like the stories took a while to weave together, but I quickly got caught up in it. Unfortunately, though I enjoyed it at the time I can’t help but feel the ending was contrived.

 

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