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  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Daisy Head
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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By: Kate Morton
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Publisher's Summary

Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive and precociously talented 16-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, 11-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. He is never found, and the family is torn apart and 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.

©2015 Kate Morton (P)2023 Bolinda Publishing

Critic Reviews

"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 Weekly)

"Once 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." (Library Journal)

"An absorbing tale of family secrets." (Choice Magazine)

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JUST WONDERFUL

I picked up this book as an audible ‘book of the day’ and was pleasantly surprised. This story unfolds over generations and decades, characters evolving and revealing themselves as the pages turn. Twists and turns, beauty and sorrow all play out as not one but a few mysteries intertwine and reveals themselves as the story comes to a close. Such an in-depth, detailed and beautifully written story. It was an incredible ride and would totally recommend this book for anyone that lites a good rounded, entertaining novel.

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A sophisticated and beautifully written tale

I loved the writing and the complexity of this story. It is an interesting and intriguing tale that kept me chasing the ending. The characters are well written also, keeping it all believable and yet a story after all. I loved this book as I always do with Kate Morton’s books.

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So many stories woven into one exquisitely

Just about every character in this book, has a story of intrigue that melds into one story, although there is a background story that plays its part. I will have to read it again to capture the many facets there- in. I love Kate Mortons eloquence, and turn of phrase She draws pictures with her words; quite lovely.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Another beautifully written story that keeps you guessing right to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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A beautiful story

Kate Morton never fails to surprise me with her mysteries layered one on top of the other. There was only one mystery that I figured out early which left me a little disappointed but in all a lovely story and a must read for any fan.

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Intriguing and Addictive

A wonderful touching mystery with lots of unexpected twists. I found it easy to connect to the characters and to visualise the different settings. Kate Morton obviously does a significant amount of research to make her stories appear so historically possible. I loved the journey and am disappointed it is over, I wish there was more. It was beautifully read, adding to the atmosphere.

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Thoroughly enjoyed

Another brilliant novel by Kate Morton. Beautifully woven tale filled with melancholy, mystery and romance.

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A good story that moves along quite nicely

Not my favourite book of 2023, but definitely up there. The story is cleverly written and has enough twists and turns that keeps the reader second guessing who did it for long enough to not get bored.

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A very beautiful story!

The Lake House is a beautiful story with lots of surprises. Kate Morton is a great story teller and lots of details twists and turns. I enjoyed listening to this book and the ending is so unexpected. Daisy Head’s performance is just perfect for this story and I love her voice.

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Disappointing ending

I couldn’t wait for opportunities to leap back into this book each day but was disappointed at the a last gasp by too many unpredictable “coincidences” Still… a great read immersed in some of the best evocative language I’ve ever come across.

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