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  • The House Across the Lake

  • By: Riley Sager
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cannon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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The House Across the Lake

By: Riley Sager
Narrated by: Stephanie Cannon
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Summary

Recently widowed actress Casey Fletcher has escaped to her family's lake house for peace and quiet. She's been happily losing herself in her thoughts and several bottles of bourbon, until the glamorous couple across the lake catch her attention. They look so perfect—just like Casey and her husband used to be.

But is anyone what they seem?

Casey has a detective sat at her kitchen table.

She has a man bound and gagged upstairs.

Casey will uncover dark truths so life-changing that nothing will ever be the same again.

International best-selling sensation Riley Sager is back with his most ambitious thriller yet. With his trademark blend of sharp characters, psychological suspense and gasp-worthy twists, The House Across the Lake will shock listeners from the first minute to the last.

©2022 Riley Sager (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Don't bother

This was a strange story line that I could have lived without and saved my money. The narration was OK. Disappointing

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Not my favourite Riley Sager book

I expected more. Still Home Before Dark and Lock Every Door is my favourite. Still, I like this writer. He is good even when it’s not his strongest work.

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Oh dear

What have I just read? Speechless. Once the terrible story leaps sideways, the first half doesn’t work at all when you know the main character knew everything all along. The paranormal twist is beyond ridiculous.

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Ridiculous

Starts off as a Rear Window ripoff mixed with the constant reminder of a need for a drink from the awful main character and turns into perhaps the most stupid and ridiculous story I can remember in a long time.

I couldn’t believe how absolutely out of nowhere THAT plot twist happened (no spoilers!) and rapidly went down its already low hill from there.

Such a shame as I normally love Riley Sager’s (and Todd Ritter’s) books but this was absolutely terrible.

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What the actual?

I mean, I don’t know. It’s been three days and I still don’t know. Maybe that’s a good thing? First 70% of it… yeah I’m in… narrator was fab ( I usual struggle with American narration (sounds robotic to me) but this was fantastic) I’m getting into the Rear Window Vibes, maybe cutting a bit of slack that it’s a guy writing a female and it kinda shows but I’m in… I’m invested. Then it just goes… it’s like I’m going to have a competition and the fan who wins can finish writing the last 30% of the book ! The jump is beyond itN I was actually raging out loud ….it was so ridiculous.

And then I kinda went with it and got into it again. A bit.

I still ultimately feel robbed. But I won’t call the cops, I’ll just let it go. That’s all I can say without spoilers.

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Very average listen

Nothing about the premise felt fresh, it was mostly predictable, except for some of the twists at the end that weren’t predictable but only because they were quite daft.
Having said all that it was a reasonably entertaining listen, if you’ve got a credit to use and nothing else takes your fancy. The narrator is easy to listen to