The House Across the Lake Book Review

The House Across the Lake Book Review

Title: The House Across the Lake
Author: Riley Sager
Published: June 21, 2022, Dutton
No. of Pages: 368
Cover Price: $27.00 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

New York Times bestselling author, Riley Sager is the author of The House Across the Lake . Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress who has become an alcoholic and has been shamed by the press has been pushed by her mother to stay at her family’s lake house on Lake Greene in Vermont to recover from her husband’s death and bad press. Early in her stay, she saves a famous model, Katherine Royce, from drowning, and that’s when strange things start to happen. Casey and Katherine connect and become friends, and then Katherine goes missing. Casey doesn’t have much to do, so she uses binoculars to spy on Katherine and her husband.

Sager is an excellent storyteller; there are dozens of ups and downs and surprises throughout the entire novel. Katherine and the strange happenings become secondary to Casey discovering that there are three missing women who were most likely murdered near the lake. Casey is fairly pushy and in her quest for information, breaks the law and does some dangerous things, especially when she is drinking. The main characters are well-developed, and while readers may think they know what is going on, things are not as they seem. Even though readers will think they know these characters, they will be surprised.

There are some supernatural aspects to the novel; this may or may not appeal to readers. However, the circumstances will keep readers on the edge and add a unique aspect to Sager’s novel.

All told, this novel will keep the interest of thriller readers everywhere.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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