The House Across The Lake By Riley Sager #BookReview #MysteryThriller #CrimeFiction #Horror #PsychologicalThriller #Paranormal #Suspense — Rain’n’books

Farshana ❤️rainnbooks❤️
3 min readMar 8, 2023

My Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Home Before Dark was the first book by the author that I had read and almost 2 years later I can safely say it is one of those books that has left me with such impact you know like ‘Rebecca’ that I would remember the story for years to come. So with that straight up 5 star reading experience my expectation was already sky high when I began reading The House Across the Lake. And of course, the plotline is so exciting, a woman who is a famous movie star is recovering from grief, finding solace in alcohol, has a binocular in hand and amble time so there she goes being the peeing tom and taking voyeuristic pleasure in learning about her new neighbors.

Yup, what do they say about peeping into another window?

There you go, things are as crazy as they could get. The Before and Now chapters confound stuff for the reader and at around 250 pages or so into the story, as expected I am biting my nails with the tension so high strung that I need the pin drop silence to concentrate on the story.

And then…..

Oopsie Daisie, did I get my memo wrong…what in the world happened? A complete shift from the psychological thriller that I was reading to some paranormal or supernatural realm that came out of nowhere? Absolute chaos in my mind but YES of course I am still reading flipping pages so fast to know what is going on and how it is all going to end.

So the first thought after reading the last chapter is, YES, EXCITEMENT!

And that alone is the success of Riley Sager to get the reader so immersed in his story that nothing else matters.

There is a sense of unreality in the story but keep this fact in mind and GO AHEAD and take a dive, you will enjoy it thoroughly.

Unbelievable 4 stars.

The New York Times best-selling author of Final Girls and Survive the Night is back with his most unexpected thriller yet.

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.

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.

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Originally published at on March 8, 2023.



Farshana ❤️rainnbooks❤️

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