Alice Edevane wanted to be a writer, specifically one that wrote mystery novels. Her family lived in this beautiful estate they called Loeanneth. With the wonders of the party they planned every summer, they never expected to fall into a mystery themselves. Her young eleven month old brother Theo vanished suddenly at the night of the party and no one was ever able to unfold the secrets of such a heart-breaking case. It’s not until Detective Sadie Sparrow comes across the old and long-since abandoned estate decades later, drawn to the case and its secrets, that the truth might find its way to the surface. Will she be the one to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of young Theo?
As someone who doesn’t usually read mystery novels, I was a little hesitant to read this book but it truly left me pleasantly surprised! It started out a little slow at first but after a couple of chapters, it really drew me in and kept me on my toes. There are so many theories and possibilities that are revealed and the author really knows how to make sure you draw the right guesses at the right moments. Once you feel like you know exactly what had happened and you see that the characters are closing in on the same path, the whole theory crashes and leaves you with your mind blown. It’s not until the very end where everything starts to truly connect and the puzzle pieces start to fit perfectly into place.
It’s a book that really makes you think. It’s one that you will most likely find yourself taking with you everywhere you go so you can dive right back in when you find a few spare minutes in your day. The Lake House wouldn’t let me go and I am so happy that I gave this book a chance.
Beautifully written and stunningly woven together in a plot like no other, I highly recommend reading The Lake House by Kate Morton. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 feathers!