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From the internationally bestselling author of The Shifting Fog & The Secret Keeper

An abandoned house.....

After a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police and retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall. There she finds herself at a loose end, until one day she 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.

A missing child.....

June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. For Eleanor, the annual party has always been one of her treasured traditions, but her middle daughter, Alice, sixteen years old and with literary ambitions, is especially excited. Not only has Alice worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night sky, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great they leave Loeanneth and never return.

An unsolved mystery.....

Seventy years later, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, 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 and seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape...


A great read (almost) to the end


Ms Norton wrote a cleverly crafted book that intrigued me right from the start.' A cold case goes unsolved for decades until a tenacious detective, Sadie Sparrow, quite literally stumbles on it while on forced vacation in Cornwall, England. Driven by her own demons, she develops a passion for the beautiful, but neglected, house on the lake; and even more so the mysterious characters who have been struggling with a family tragedy for the better part of a century. Ms Norton knows how to weave together a good story and she keeps you guessing right to the end. The only disappointment is the ending itself. It seems almost too good to be true and more than a bit contrived. The characters, which were so properly developed throughout the book, suddenly lose their magic while events are almost forced to a conclusion that tries to be too neat. Apart from that it is a very entertaining read.

Brisbane, Australia


Amazing read!


One of my absolute favourites. Romance, mystery, beautifully written

South Australia


A fantastic read!


I really enjoyed this. I was a bit skeptical prior to reading but once I started I was immediately drawn in by the characters, the imagery and the story line. Couldn't put it down.

Melbourne, Victoria


Another great Kate Morton book


Another great Kate Morton story - can't get enough of her.

Sydney, Au


A Good Read


I found it a bit tricky to follow going back & forward in time, but was very enjoyable kept me guessing till the end. Was my first Kate Morton bought another & loved that as well. great Author Will read more of her books



An excellent read


Kate Morton has excelled with the writing of this book. It is one of her best stories yet.

Lismore, NSW


Great mystery


I love Kate Morton books. They keep me spell bound in the story and waiting to know what happens next. Captivating story set over several decades with several plot twists and turns. I love that the characters are relatable and flawed. Like her other books this one didn't disappoint.

Daisy Hill, QLD


growth as a writer


I love Kate Morton as much as the next person, this book it probably her best by far. If you go back and read her first novel you are able to see the progression of her writing

fraser coast, qld


Must read


Another fantastic read from a great Australian writer. A puzzle to solve with wonderful characters.



Pedestrian prose but excellent plot.


Attractive Cover

Kyogle, NSW


The Lake House

4.3 16


ISBN: 9781742376516
ISBN-10: 1742376517
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st November 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Edition Number: 1