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The House Across the Lake - Riley Sager

The House Across the Lake

By Riley Sager

  • Release Date: 2022-06-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 270 Ratings



Named a most anticipated summer book by USA Today, People, E! News, Cosmopolitan, PureWow,, New York Post, CrimeReads, POPSUGAR, and more 

The bestselling author of Final Girls and Survive the Night is back with his “best plot twist yet.” (People, "Best Summer Books")

Be careful what you watch for . . .

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 make for good viewing—a tech innovator, Tom is powerful; 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 isn’t as perfect as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey immediately suspects Tom of foul play. What she doesn’t realize is that there’s more to the story than meets the eye—and that shocking secrets can lurk beneath the most placid of surfaces.
Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read . . . no lake house required.


  • The House Across The Lake

    By Wellygirlmel
    The beginning was interesting. It took a turn for the worse when things started being ridiculous. Characers were developed and likable. Storyline sunk for me when ghosts were introduced as reality.
  • 3/4 great….

    By AKA Otis
    Well, this was a great book until some goofy supernatural stuff was thrown in…
  • Shocking

    By RoxanaG18?
    I LOVED IT!! Now I’m a picky reader when it comes to mystery books but this one is amazing! My new favorite mystery book!!! The way it was written is confusing at first but the more you read the more it starts making sense, the more you simply can’t put it down. I would recommend you bookmark the “NOW” sections of the books because they will help you piece everything together. When I thought the twists and turns finally stopped… the biggest one happened, the one Casey has suspected from the beginning !!!! Everyone needs to read this book!!!