The Lake House by Kate Morton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
** I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
I also listened to this book on Audible, narrated by Caroline Lee. Although it's only February, it's my favorite book of 2016, so far. I love Kate Morton's books, and this one is my favorite of hers. It spans two time periods, 1933 and 2003. In 1933 an 11- month old boy, Theo Edevane, disappears at night while his family is hosting a midsummer party in Cornwall, England. Is he killed or kidnapped? The disappearance is never solved. In 2003 a female police detective, Sadie Sparrow, is visiting her widowed grandfather, Bertie, in Cornwall. She is on a forced leave of absence by her boss for speaking with reporters about a high profile case she was nvestigating. While on a jog one day, she discovers the hidden Lake House, where the 1933 story took place. As she starts researching the story after she is told whose house it was and what happened there 70 years earlier, she becomes hooked on solving the mystery.
The book moves back and forth between the two time periods (and even earlier, to give the back story) and the two stories, until Sadie meets some of the characters from the 30's who are still alive. She is determined to solve the crime she investigated, as well as the old cold case. As the two time periods rush closer and closer together, there are twists and turns as secrets are revealed, and coincidences occur.
I love Kate Morton's writing and I loved the narration of the book. I highly recommend this book and predict it will be a best seller.
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