The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

The House Across the Lake

Riley Sager

349 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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Description

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. . ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 23,689 reviews

Moods

mysterious 92%
dark 81%
tense 73%
emotional 19%
adventurous 17%
challenging 9%
sad 9%
reflective 4%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 35%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Plot: 33% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 19%

Loveable characters?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | Yes: 11% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.54

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