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  • Written by: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (171 ratings)

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The Lake House

Written by: Kate Morton
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
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Publisher's Summary

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented 14-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 son, Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined, leaving their estate as empty as their broken hearts.

Nearly 60 years later, having enjoyed a long, successful career as an author, Alice is now 80 years old and living in London. Theo’s case has never been solved, though Alice still harbours 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.

A lush, atmospheric tale of intertwined destinies, this latest novel from a masterful storyteller is spellbinding and satisfying.

©2015 Kate Morton (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the critics say

"Morton excels at creating absorbing mystery." ( People)
"Morton is the master of the atmospheric old-fashioned novel packed with enough stories to fill all the worn satchels in the Milderhurst attic." ( Bookpage)

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First listen after reading 2 others

I have read two other Kate Morton books, and I enjoyed listening to "The Lake House", the story lines were so much easier to follow, as I read at such a slow rate, and I listened to the book much more often! The story and narration make you feel like you are right there a part of history!

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A gem of a story

This book was an absolute treasure. It brought my sisters and I a great deal of enjoyment as we read, discussed and itched to read more. No disappointments here, excellent.

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Lovely...

Although it is a long story, the characters are interesting, the story is intriguing, and the narrator excellent at making each character their own voice.

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awful

Incredibly long, but nothing really happens. And what a silly "mystery" with such an anticlimactic solution.

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A great mystery that will keep you guessing

I loved it! It was hard to stop listening! It was full of great characters, a great storyline and an intriguing mystery. I highly recommend it!

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Great story!

loved the story struggled through the middle but glad I persevered. well worth the read

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Great mystery… kept me glued to the end!

I loved the story from beginning to end. Looking forward to my next Kate Morton read!

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Great book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story was captivating. Very well written, weaving the different time periods together.

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Another winner!

Love it! She is my favourite author for story telling....
I just bought another title...

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Outstanding book!

This is one of the best books I have ever read, lots of twists. Very engaging.

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