A missing child, an abandoned house, an unsolved mystery

A missing child … June 1933, and the Edevane family’s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the

Book Cover The Lake HouseA missing child …

June 1933, and the Edevane family’s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she’s also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn’t have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever.

An abandoned house …

Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather’s cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods¬†and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.

An unsolved mystery …

Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family’s past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape …

The Lake House by Kate Morton is available now


KATE MORTON grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and lives now with her husband and three young sons in Brisbane. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specialising in nineteenth- century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels.

Kate Morton has sold over 10 million copies in 33 languages, across 38 countries. The Shifting Fog (published internationally as The House at Riverton), The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours and The Secret Keeper have all been number one bestsellers around the world.

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  1. marlene Sanders  

    Sounds like a great read.

  2. Amazing story, Kate is an exceptional author. When can we expect the next book Kate.

  3. Reading it at the moment Kate is my favourite author never lets me down. Have read all her previous books & was just thinking it’s about time she published another when I found this at Kmart last week.

  4. Just finished reading this book……500+ pages and it took me a mere two days – I couldn’t put it down, loved it!

  5. I’m afraid I don’t read much these days but have just watched the remake of Poldark series 1 exceptional!

  6. Kate Morton is one of my favourite authors. I have read most of her books more than once, I am looking forward do purhasing this book and getting stuck into it, once you start them they are hard to put down.

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