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The House Across the Lake
The House Across the Lake
Author: Riley Sager
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 m...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780593183199
ISBN-10: 0593183193
Publication Date: 6/21/2022
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Dutton
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 102
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Helpful Score: 1
Well, that didn't turn out the way I expected. Usually I'd say that's a good thing in a book, but this one veered so far off course that it was laughable. I will read pretty much anything from Riley Sager, so I was glued to the pages until around the halfway point. By then, Casey's daily log of her drinks (vodka, more vodka -- sometimes with ice, sometimes without, bourbon, sketchy rum from a dusty bottle she found in a crawlspace) got to be the main topic so I skimmed. By skimmed, I mean I skipped entire pages desperately hoping for the book to get better.

Then suddenly, I thought it did! Until a couple of major twists appeared, making me cough out a chuckle and wondering if maybe Casey was just off on a drunken hallucination. Nope, it was the actual story.

Two stars because at least the author proved that super rich celebrities can have problems too. The same celebrities who have nothing better to do than drink all day and spy on their neighbors with binoculars.
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deb3009 avatar reviewed The House Across the Lake on + 25 more book reviews
Strange Book!
Started out as a solid mystery/thriller, then with only 100 pages left it veered totally off course and became a weird supernatural/horror novel.
I almost stopped reading, but did finish, and although I wasn't happy, the author did manage to somehow pull it all together so at least there was some type of plausible ending.
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The author had me reading raptly until page 246, when there was suddenly a completely ridiculous plot move. This was completely insulting to me as a reader. Sorry, I can't say more because it would require a spoiler! But I stopped reading there and would have thrown the book against the wall, except that it was a library book.


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