Lakeview House By Helen Phifer
Book/Novel Author: Helen Phifer
Book/Novel Title: Lakeview House
Icy water laps against the wooden jetty. But the girl doesn’t notice the cold as she slips slowly under the freezing surface…Running from a devastating relationship that almost cost her everything, Maddy Hart impulsively accepts a job as a live-in caretaker at imposing Lakeview House. She has no memories of having visited the crumbling mansion on the banks of Lake Thirlmere before, but when she arrives, something about the house feels familiar…The more time Maddy spends in the house, the more unsettled she feels. Why does the local story about the last woman who lived here, who drowned on her wedding day, chill Maddy to the bone? By day, she clears out the dusty rooms, but in the dead of night it’s hard to explain away the eerie noises or crackly radio she hears hours after she turned it off. Slowly, Maddy begins to fear that her worst nightmare is coming true, has her past caught up with her…?When a soaking wet wedding dress is left on Maddy’s doorstep she feels completely trapped. It is her exact measurements. Is her ex trying to send her a message? Or has Maddy’s digging uncovered an even deadlier secret? Will this perfect escape become the perfect trap?A gripping thriller that will have you turning the pages until the final breathtaking twist. Perfect for fans of Lucy Foley, Lisa Gardner and Ruth Ware.Lakeview House was previously published as What Lies Below.Readers love Lakeview House:‘Wow!!!!… I just couldn’t put this one down, loved all the characters and what a great ending….. 5*’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Literally jaw-dropping.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I couldn’t put it down. Every spare moment I had I was reading, had to find out who the villain was.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Absolutely loved this book… atmospheric, tense and thrilling… Couldn’t stop turning the pages until I reached the shocking conclusion. Brilliant!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Just had to read it in one go. This book is amazing. Really exciting and full of action… I never had a clue as to the ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Could not put the book down once started. And what a twist. I can’t wait for the next book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Finished this in one sitting… Mind-twisting read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘INCREDIBLE! I’ve never highlighted so many sections of a book before.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Oh wow what a book, absolutely love… One of my favourites.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is a great story with strong, identifiable characters. There’s some mystery and a bit of romance. Maddy is a strong female lead and once you’re in you’ve got to keep reading.
Had some twists & turns. I suspected how it would end. I deducted 1 star because it didn’t really surprise me.
I feel like nothing really happened until the very end, then that was quite rushed. The characters do and say things that just don’t make sense, they aren’t fleshed out or particularly likable. Not a thriller
With everything happening at the Lake House, I never saw the twist coming! Very carefully written and oh what a surprise!