Published by Dutton on June 21, 2022
Genres: Psychological Thrillers, Suspense
Source: Amazon, Purchased
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Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her family’s lake house in Vermont. Armed with a pair of binoculars and several bottles of liquor, she passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple who live in the house across the lake. They make for good viewing—a tech innovator, Tom is rich; and a former model, Katherine is gorgeous.
One day on the lake, Casey saves Katherine from drowning, and the two strike up a budding friendship. But the more they get to know each other—and the longer Casey watches—it becomes clear that Katherine and Tom’s marriage is not as perfect and placid as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey becomes consumed with finding out what happened to her. In the process, she uncovers eerie, darker truths that turn a tale of voyeurism and suspicion into a story of guilt, obsession and how looks can be very deceiving.
I recently finished reading The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager, and it was a thrilling and captivating read from start to finish. He is one of my absolute favorite authors. The dude can write a thriller!
The story follows the protagonist, who retreats to her family’s secluded lake house to escape her troubled past. However, she soon discovers that the place holds dark secrets. She becomes entangled in a web of suspense and danger as she delves deeper into the truth.
Sager’s writing style is engaging and keeps you on the edge. The pacing is perfect, with well-timed twists and turns that will leave you guessing until the end. The characters are well-developed and relatable, adding depth to the narrative.
What I particularly enjoyed about this book is the atmospheric setting. The house across the lake is described in such vivid detail that it becomes a character, adding to the sense of unease and tension.
If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers with a touch of mystery, I highly recommend The House Across the Lake. It’s a gripping and suspenseful read that will keep you hooked until the final page.