In Kate Morton’s The Lake House, we meet members of the Edevane family 70 years after their baby brother mysteriously vanished. Sadie Sparrow is a detective on forced leave who’s staying with her grandfather on the Cornwall coast. The nearby Edevane family’s country estate piques her interested in its preserved derelict state. Family members have not returned to the estate since 1933 and the house, while wild on the exterior, seems to be a time capsule on the inside.
Along the way, we hear the history of many members of the Edevane family, including several who have died years ago. Guilt was a key component in many of the stories and it isn’t until the past is resurrected and the truth exposed can they once again feel free.
This was a well written mystery with many theories moving alongside each other until the truth is discovered, with many unexpected revelations after 70 years.
Read September 2017