The Lake House
- Narrated by: Caroline Lee
- Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-22-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined, leaving their estate as empty as their broken hearts.
Nearly 60 years later, having enjoyed a long, successful career as an author, Alice is now 80 years old and living in London. Theo’s case has never been solved, though Alice still harbours a suspicion as to the culprit.
Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather’s house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old estate - now crumbling and covered with vines, clearly abandoned long ago. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone...yet more present than ever.
A lush, atmospheric tale of intertwined destinies, this latest novel from a masterful storyteller is spellbinding and satisfying.
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By Patricia on 11-10-15
It's such a great pity that a great book has been ruined by the accents that the narrator has tried without success to mimic! It would have been much better to have found a person from the UK to narrate this book. Or not try to mimic the various accents at all. It spoils the overall feel of the story. I have to be honest, such a wonderful story though.
24 of 24 people found this review helpful
By julie watson on 11-04-15
What is that accent thing all about?!
I'm still listening, and really enjoying the story, but the accents are bizarre, to say the least! The attempt at a Cornish accent is in fact more like some sort of Scottish/Irish pirate mash up!
There is also some weird mockney in their too - dropping Ts randomly appears to be the general approach there.
I've listened to a few audio books narrated by this woman, and they're great, but those required her native Australian accent.
This is torture, and it's really detracting from the story for me.
30 of 31 people found this review helpful