Hang on for a wild ride! This one is as twisty as they come! Just when you think you‘ve figured it all out there‘s another twist.
I always think I know the twists and I am always surprised with Riley Sager books. What a great read.
I got about halfway through this book and thought I knew exactly where it was going, and although I did guess correctly about some of it, boy was I surprised by the rest! Throughly enjoyed this one! 4 and a half stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
In the newest and somewhat craziest Sager novel Casey Fletcher becomes obsessed with her neighbors who literally live in a glass house acrossthe lake. And then one of them disappears.
It's an insane ride and I hope you all enjoy it in #LMPBC GroupH And @HufflepuffGirl90 I will mail it out to you just as soon as I can. @sprainedbrain @magyklyXdelish
This…was…a…🤯! You do have to suspend reality a lot with this one but as long as you do it‘s a wild and entertaining ride. I can honestly say I saw none of it coming, not even a little bit. Which I LOVE!! So good. I listened to the audiobook in 2 days, I couldn‘t stop listening. Totally unique. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
That was kind of crazy. Maybe too crazy for me? Felt more ridiculous than thrilling at times. It did keep me hooked enough that I wanted to know how it all played out, but not my favorite Sager. #BOTM
🎧 📚 If this book didn‘t go completely off the rails in the final 2 hours I might have DNF‘d it.
It might be the best Sager book (I‘ve read them all).
The MC had just the right amount of snark for the 1st 1/2 of the book but around 72% I‘d had enough & was looking forward to her death.
This was my second Riley Sager book, and I thought I knew what to expect. But, wow, this book legitimately scared me and that is rare for a book. I loved it! No spoilers, but I was not expecting that twist! I kind of wish I would I had saved this for Spooky 👻🎃🧙♀️🧛 season.
5 stars for me!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
It‘s not summer if I don‘t pick up a @riley.sager book. I had a ton of fun reading The Last House on the Lake. It made me want to sit by a lake, but maybe not Lake Greene. There‘s some spooky things happening there. 👻
Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/07/27/the-house-across-the-lake-review/
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I LOVED this. Creepy, mystery, lake atmosphere, plot twists everywhere. The supernatural aspect was also intriguing, not what I expected...I can't really say what it is exactly without giving anything away, but it's not usually a subject I'm good with. In this book though, it's very well done. Another win for me from my favorite thriller writer. 😁
I love Riley Sagar and would have definitely loved this book more if someone hadn‘t spoiled it for me by telling me a book it was similar to. Ruined the entire thing. Still a good book!!!!! Not my favorite by this author though.
This is officially my favorite Sager book! Casey, a NYC actress and fairly recent widow, has escaped to her family‘s lake house in Vermont in the wake of some very bad press. She spends the autumn days there by drinking and spying on her new neighbors. It doesn‘t take long before Casey realizes something is wrong in their marriage. The vibe of this book is Rear Window crossed with Behind Her Eyes.
While this wasn‘t my favorite thriller, I did fall in love with the atmosphere! Crisp, October air, colorful trees, creaking cabin, and a solemn lake…
The first half of the book was very slow and had the overused trope of the alcoholic spying on the neighbors thinking the husband killed the wife and no one believes her. But the second half had much more action and some very unique twists. The perfect book to read while at a lake house.
Of course my #BOTM comes in during my busiest time of this week! Something to look foreword to!
After the death of her husband, actress Casey Fletcher is reluctantly forced away from the public eye after a drunken performance of the play Shred of Doubt is sensationalized by the tabloids. She spends her time day drinking & spying on her neighbors on the patio of her family vacation home at Lake Greene. She befriends her neighbor in the titular house, former supermodel Katherine Royce & soon suspects that something is off. Domestic👇
Well, this is going to be me tomorrow. I have about 80 pages left in the tagged book & I can't go to bed without answers. I gladly accept my fate.
The premise of the book was similar to Hitchcock's Rear Window in that what you see when no one thinks you are watching can lead to trouble and danger. I never read Sager before, so I don't know if it's his style, but the book started off really slow. So much so that the first major plot twist doesn't hit until about 100+ pages in. Then the action finally ratchets up to the climax. I consider it a solid 3.5 stars.
This book was definitely a page turner. I was invested in knowing what happened to
Katherine that I read it in less than 48 hours. The plot twist was not what I was expecting at all. While the story was really good and I enjoyed it I felt a little disappointed at the ending.
Almost done reading this book. 😃
Anyone else already planing their TBR for #Scarathlon? I am! I already know which books to buy and read! I'm planing on asking for a week off in October to enjoy the weather and the activities. 🍂❤️🍁
Had chicken hibachi for dinner tonight at my favorite local restaurant! 😋 It was a perfect way to start a long weekend! 💕📚 #bookndinner
There are quite a few reviews from readers who were disappointed in this. I wasn‘t one of them, but I can totally see where they are coming from. The paranormal/supernatural aspect in this was a bit of a hard swallow…but if you can get past that…and you know…just go with it, you may find this entertaining and fun. Also, the little bit at the very end helped everything come together in a satisfying manner.
At first, I wasn‘t sure about Sager‘s take on Rear Window. It‘s been done a lot recently, and unreliable, drunk narrators are damn near a trope in thrillers. However, there‘s a reason he‘s so popular. It‘s very readable. He has you rooting for Casey, the MC, instead of judging her poor decisions. His twists are downright fun. Plus I liked the supernatural elements. He continues to grow as a writer, and you know I‘m in for the next one!
An anomaly here: I just bailed at 78%. The twist in this case was just a no-go for me, and a little ridiculous. Anyone else experience a similar let down?
My favorite Sager novel so far.
I love an unreliable narrator. Casey is PERFECT. 4 bourbons deep our MC saves her new neighbor‘s life, but is there more to the accident she suffered. Part Rear Window, part I don‘t know.
Love it, 10/10