Review of The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager @riley_sager @DuttonBooks

My first Riley Sager book won’t be my last! What a ride!

Blurb: Be careful what you watch for . . .

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 bourbon, she passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple living in the house across the lake. They make for good viewing—a tech innovator, Tom is powerful; 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 isn’t as perfect as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey immediately suspects Tom of foul play. What she doesn’t realize is that there’s more to the story than meets the eye—and that shocking secrets can lurk beneath the most placid of surfaces.

Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read . . . no lake house required.

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Quickie Review: After her famous actress mother threatens Casey with rehab (and she said: no, no, no), Casey goes to their lake house for a month of peace, which seems insane considering the lake house, or rather the lake, was where she lost her husband Len. Tranquility and peace are further threatened when Casey saves her neighbor, Katherine, from drowning, and then becomes privy to the knowledge that all is not what it seems in The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager.

As I mentioned above, I’ve never read Riley Sager before so I have idea if this haunted house/terrifying amusement ride style of book is typical, but, oh, I hope so. The characters are straight out of a funhouse mirror, their reflections not exactly who they are. Is anyone who you think they are? The epitome of a page-turner, The House Across the Lake kept me on the edge of the seat and reading far longer into the night than wise. And, I wonder why I have sleep issues. The twists were so unexpected but so delightful for those of us who love to read books that keep us on our toes.

Definitely on the fun stuff spectrum and a good read.

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