The House Across The Lake

The House Across the Lake

Today I finished reading “The House Across The Lake,” by Riley Sager. I was so happy that netgalley sent me a copy of it. It’s also my first time reading from the author and I wasn’t disappointed. To say that actress Casey Fletcher is going through a rough time is an understatement. Casey has been recently widowed and drinking too much bourbon. To flee the bad press, Casey retreats to her family’s lake house in Vermont. Casey uses her time away to use her binoculars to spy on the neighbors and drink more bourbon. The neighbors she spies on are Katherine and Tom Royce. Katherine is a former supermodel and Tom is a tech innovator. One day on the lake Casey saves Katherine from drowning and they strike up a fast friendship. Katherine also finds out that their marriage isn’t as perfect as it seems. When Katherine vanishes one day of course Casey suspects Tom. Though what Casey doesn’t know is there are more secrets than meets the eye especially beneath the lake….. The story drew me in and I appreciate how it wasn’t predictable.



The characters are all well written I especially like Casey, Boone and the no nonsense detective Wilma Anson. I also like that I wasn’t able to figure out the twist and the flip flop from then to now was excellent and tied the story together. I also liked that there was a paranormal element in the story. It reminded me slightly of the movie What Lies Beneath but only much darker.



There wasn’t much I disliked. I will say that as much as I like Casey Fletcher, she is the clichéd main female lead you see all the time in murder mystery thriller books now a days where she’s an alcoholic unreliable narrator.



Overall I enjoyed the book I also see myself reading more from Riley Sager in the future. Thank you netgalley for an early copy of this book. Pre-order this book now so you will get it on time on June 21, 2022 I promise you will not be disappointed.