The Lake House by Kate Morton is a wonderful book to sink into and perfect for the cold weather that is upon us. Grab your favorite blanket and drink and fall into both the past and the present as Kate Morton weaves a captivating story full of long buried family secrets.
The Lake House is a little over 21 hours but with Caroline Lee narrating the story those hours fly by. I’ve listened to a few books narrated by her and in my opinion she is one of the best narrators there is. I absolutely adore her accent and could listen to her all day. With The Lake House she really brought the story to life for me and I loved every minute.
Thoughts on the Story
Alice Edevane is sixteen and an aspiring writer when her baby brother Theo disappears without a trace after her family has a huge summer party. The consequences are far reaching for every member of the family and decades later Alice still deeply feels the loss of Theo. Enter Sadie Sparrow, a young detective with the London police force who has come to stay at her grandfather’s house in Cornwall for a bit while sorting out some issues with her job. While out she happens upon the crumbling family estate of Alice’s family and becomes very interested in the decades old cold case of Theo’s disappearance. As she digs deeper into the Edevane’s history she uncovers more and more secrets that have the power to change Alice’s life and even Sadie’s forever.
I loved The Lake House and from the first chapters I found myself unable to stop listening to it. It’s a wonderful story with a bit of a mystery that keeps one turning the pages, or in my case, listening every minute I could. Despite having all of Kate Morton’s books on audio this is the first book of hers that I’ve experienced and I can’t wait to get to the others now. Highly recommended!
Source: Audiobook personal copy.