Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday .. The House Across The Lake

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This was supposed to post yesterday but Blogger decided not to post it so I am posting it today. 

This week's pick is The House Across The Lake by Riley Sager

Here is the Goodreads synopsis 
New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager ("a master of the twist and the turn"*) is back with his most unexpected thriller yet.
*Rolling Stone

It looks like a familiar story: A woman reeling from a great loss with too much time on her hands and too much booze in her glass watches her neighbors, sees things she shouldn't see, and starts to suspect the worst. But looks can be deceiving. . . .

Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to 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 living in the house across the lake.

Everything about the Royces seems perfect. Their marriage. Their house. The bucolic lake it sits beside. But when Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her. In the process, she discovers the darker truths lurking just beneath the surface of the Royces' picture-perfect marriage. Truths no suspicious voyeur could begin to imagine--even with a few drinks under her belt.

Like Casey, you'll think you know where this story is headed.

Think again.

Because once you open the door to obsession, you never know what you might find on the other side.
I have enjoyed a lot of Riley Sager's previous books (Survive The Night is my particular favourite) and I am very curious to see what he does with this particular trope. 

We've all read the book where the unreliable narrator sees a murder happen across the way. It's a trope that has been done again and again (with Rear Window coming to mind as one of the best. It is often mixed with a main character who drinks too much (and is usually a woman). I am not sure that there is anything new or different that can be done with this trope, but I am intrigued by the synopsis teasing that we do not know where this story is headed.

This is a perfect fit for a beach read and its June release pairs perfectly with it being tossed in that beach tote. 

Expected release date - June 21, 2022

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