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The Lake House: A Novel
The Lake House A Novel
Author: Kate Morton
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Keeper comes a ?moody, suspenseful page-turner? (People, Best Book Pick) filled with mystery and spellbinding secrets. — Living on her family?s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781451649352
ISBN-10: 1451649355
Publication Date: 6/7/2016
Pages: 512
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 24
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THE LAKE HOUSE was the March 2016 pick in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

Considering her popularity, it's so sad to say it, but I've come to the realization that Kate Morton's writing simply isn't for me. :(

At nearly 500 pages, this mystery was one of the most plodding and monotonous stories I've ever read, with an ending so terribly contrived vs. clever that it's just...a shame. I just shook my head.

The dual narrative spans 70 years, with the present-day detective storyline feeling mostly like plot bloat. After previously reading THE SECRET KEEPER, I find that by and large her plotting is pretty elementary, although cloaked in rich, sweeping historical backdrops. I really think this will be my last Kate Morton book. Authors like Kimberley Freeman, Diane Chamberlain and even Emilie Richards are much more sophisticated with this style of storytelling.

So while the setting of THE LAKE HOUSE was quite gorgeously well established, the plot ultimately lacks intelligence and relies quite heavily on convenient coincidence to reach its resolution. C-
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