THE LAKE HOUSE is a lovely story told in alternating time periods, and at its heart, the mystery of a boy who went missing in the 1930s. While on leave from her job, a police detective stumbles upon an abandoned estate in Cornwall, and discovers the 70-year old cold case of Theo Edevane’s disappearance from the house. The story shifts between the present and past, back to 1933 and Theo’s sister Alice’s account of what happened leading up to his disappearance. I enjoyed the book – very descriptive, with well-drawn characters, and a Gothic undertone. The story had some nice twists, though the ending did seem a bit too coincidental. Still, a good book. I had fun trying to figure out the Edevane family secrets.
Audiobook • 21 hrs, 24 mins • Caroline Lee, Narrator
Since this book was nearly 500 pages, I decided to spend an Audible credit so I could switch back and forth reading and listening to it. Fantastic narration by Caroline Lee! She added just the right amount of drama without going over the top. She gave each character a distinct and fitting voice. Very enjoyable!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.