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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

The Lake House

The Lake House by Kate Morton.

Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (October 20, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1451649320








From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Secret Keeper, The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours, an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heartstopping suspense and uncovered secrets.
Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-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 child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined.
Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as an author. Theo’s case has never been solved, though Alice still harbors 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 an enthralling, thoroughly satisfying read.


Oh-My-Gawd!  I have read every book Kate Morton has written and she just keeps getting better and better!  This is the BEST of her books yet!

It began slow, for me.. whenever a book is written in different times I have difficulty remembering which time period I am in. ..but eventually I get it.  And just when I do, the names in the "past" are also names in the "now"!  *sigh*.. but  even with all that, (and trust me I am the slow one so others will get this much faster then I did)  it became a book I could not put down!  Gosh how I love mysteries that include family secrets!!  (The 13th Tale come to mind)

You are reading and suddenly you say to yourself, "ahhah! I know now!"... and a chapter later you say. "well, nope.. I don't know."  How many times that happens I can't say but this book is way full of surprises, even to the family involved!!! And right to the better end, the surprises continue!

I loved this book!  Loved, Loved, Loved this book!  This is one I will read a second time once I have forgotten most of it. ... and at the rate my mind is disintegrating, that might well be next week!

Good book.

Good characters.

Lots of surprises. 

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BOOKS READ IN 2016...



I haven't listed books I've read up until this date for a bit so I'll just copy them down and say that this is a slow year for me but I am enjoying each and every book!



January:  2016

1..The Murder Man...................Tony Parsons..........(384 pgs)
2..Strings of Murder................Oscar De Muriel.......(406 pgs)
3..The Haunting of Maddy Clare......Simone St. James......(329 pgs)
4..The Vanishing....................Wendy Webb............(304 pgs)
5..Jack Kennedy Elusive Hero........Chris Matthews........(496 pgs)
6..These Few Precious Days..........Christopher Andersen..(336 pgs)


February:   2016

7..Inspector of the Dead.............David Morrell........(352 pgs)
8..Some Danger Involved..............Will Thomas..........(290 pgs)


March:    2016

9..Jackie After Jack.................Christopher Andersen.(427 pgs)
10.Empty Mansions....................Bill Dedman..........(456 pgs)
11.Cover of Snow.....................Jenny Milchman.......(326 pgs)
12.Things Half in Shadow.............Alan Fin.............(448 pgs)


April:    2016

13.The Lake House.....................Kate Morton.........(512 pgs)



As I look over the titles I can't even pick a favorite! (at the moment it would be The Lake House). I can honestly say this has been a great group of books so far this year!





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments:

Blogger Cath said...

Oh... I seriously need to find this one. CORNWALL... family secrets! What's not to like. I haven't read anything by Kate Morton but loads of people seem to like her books so I'd better get my backside into gear and find something! LOL Love reading your thoughts on your books, Sis.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Kailana said...

I am looking forward to this. I have read all of her other books and hope I enjoy this one as much as you did!

1:35 PM  

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