The Lake house contains all the ingredients I have come to expect in a novel by Kate Morton: mystery, action in different eras, a beautiful house in Cornwall and more than one complex female protagonist.
The core story is of the Edevane family who lived in Leoanneth, a large house by a lake in Cornwall, from 1911 until 1933. An idyllic love story is blighted by the First World War and as their family life appears to be blossoming again, tragedy strikes.
Moving to 2003, we meet Sadie Sparrow, a feisty police sergeant who has let her emotions take over when investigating the case of an abandoned child. Visiting her grandfather, Bertie in Cornwall she inadvertently discovers Leoanneth, overgrown and deserted. Soon she is putting her experience to good use trying to discover what happened on that fateful Midsummer Eve in 1933. As she researches old newspapers and case notes…
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