The House Across The Lake Pdf is a Horror Mystery Thriller novel By Riley Sager. With his trademark blend of sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy surprises, Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake unveils more than one twist that will shock readers until the very last page.
The House Across The Lake Summary
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.
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About Riley Sager Author Of The House Across The Lake Pdf Book
Riley Sager Author of The House Across The Lake Pdf is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, most recently SURVIVE THE NIGHT and HOME BEFORE DARK. His first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel and has been published in more than thirty countries. His latest novel, THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE, will be published in June.
A native of Pennsylvania, he now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. When he’s not writing, he enjoys reading, cooking and going to the movies as much as possible. His favorite film is “Rear Window.” Or maybe “Jaws.” But probably, if he’s being honest, “Mary Poppins.”
The House Across The Lake pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Dutton (June 21, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0593183193
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593183199
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.2 x 1.21 x 9.27 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #44 in Supernatural Thrillers (Books)
- #198 in Psychological Thrillers (Books)
- #478 in Suspense Thrillers
- Customer Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars 6,637 ratings
The House Across The Lake Book Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great read by Riley Sager
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 18, 2022
Riley Sager is an auto buy author for me. I have loved every book he has written and while The House Across the Lake did not have the WOW! factor his other books had, I still loved it.
Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress, has escaped to her family’s lake house in Vermont. Casey’s husband drowned in the very lake she is now staying at. After her husband died, Casey started drowning her sorrows in alcohol and after being caught by the press in a few drunken states, she retreated to Vermont to hide. With lots of time and liquor on hand, Casey has started watching her new neighbors, Tom and Katherine Royce, across the lake. When Katherine vanishes, Casey becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her. In the process, Casey discovers that not only was the Royce’s marriage not perfect, but there is also something evil lurking in the lake.
When I first started reading I was a bit put off by the whole Rear Window vibe, but then Casey actually started mentioning how she was like Jimmy Stewart’s character and referring to the movie, that I got over the comparison quickly. And while that vibe was there, the book had many twists and turns that took it away from Rear Window.
There is not much I can say about this book without spoiling things. I loved the Vermont setting. I live in the New England area and have been to Vermont, so I could easily imagine the houses around the lake. It actually made me want to take a trip north and just sit out in the woods and relax with a book.
I thought Sager did a great job on creating all the characters, especially Casey. She was a very complex character, and with her drinking, at times she was also an unreliable character. I had a lot of sympathy for her, especially when she was remembering her husband. I also really liked how strong she was and determined to figure out what happened to Katherine. Casey became friends with Katherine when Casey saved her from drowning in the lake. Casey was sitting on her porch when she saw Katherine floating in the lake, and that brought back all kinds of memories from when her husband drowned.
The House Across the Lake was a slow burn read that sucked me in from the beginning. And then just as I was getting all settled in and trying to figure out what happened to Katherine, BAM! There was a plot twist that made me second guess myself and suspect someone new. LOL! The only issue I really had with this book was one of the plot twists came out of nowhere and was a bit farfetched, in my opinion. I was a bit disappointed with the direction it took, but once I finished reading and thought about the book and that one twist, I let myself suspend reality and my opinion on what I read changed and I decided “Okay, that was actually really good.”
4.0 out of 5 stars The Exorcist meets Stephen King and Alfred Hitchcock.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 28, 2022
Nothing breaks up a boring evening like a good mystery. Quiet, early fall darkness, a little rain, and a cup of tea…or stronger if you prefer.
“The House Across the Lake” combines Alfred Hitchcock’s “Woman in the Window” with the “Exorcist ” and a Stephen King nightmare.
It has interesting characters, sneaky plot twists, a sort of Devil made me do it aspect, a love twist, and ends with a summer evening we would all expect at a lake house…a lot of wine and other spirits, the miscreant husband, and suspicions enough to fill the empty liquor bottles.
In the end my desire to have a lake house and a pair of binoculars greatly increased, and neighbors who make watching them far more interesting than the nightly news.
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertainment with a capital E!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on July 17, 2022
A new Riley Sager book has become a bit of a summer tradition for me and I look forward to it each year! If you’re looking for subtlety and nuance you probably won’t find it here, this is camp, over the top fun and kept me entertained throughout. Maybe a bit too silly at times but fun. Drinking game suggestion: Have a bottle of your favourite tipple to hand and have a drink every time you see the word ‘bourbon’. You’ll be as soused as the main character in no time!
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