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House Across the Lake
House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
The New York Times bestselling author of Final Girls and Survive the Night ("a master of the twist and the turn"*) is back with his most unexpected thriller yet. *Rolling StoneCasey 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 rich, 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 and placid as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey becomes consumed with finding out what happened to her. In the process, she uncovers eerie, darker truths that turn a tale of voyeurism and suspicion into a story of guilt, obsession and how looks can be very deceiving. With his trademark blend of sharp characters, psychological suspense and gasp-worthy twists, Riley Sager's The House Across the Lake will shock readers until the very last page.
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Cat.Rogers
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The first chapter immediately has you raising questions and eyebrows. This book seemed promising!

Thinking okay. This is a pretty good storyline about a serial killer we are trying to identify. Only for it to get super weird at the last 100 or so pages turning into a almost paranormal thriller?

Loved the storyline up until that point, then I thought I lost interest and that killed the vibe of the book for me.

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LiteraryinLawrence
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I visited my parents this weekend and my dad and I spent a while geeking out over books. I really appreciate that my dad is such an avid reader and we find it fun to share mysteries and thrillers with each other. This time, I borrowed this bunch. Any suggestions of where to start?

Amusingly, there were 3 books I thought of borrowing first until- thanks to Litsy- I saw I‘d already read them. 🙄 I do that a lot! 😋

MaleficentBookDragon This one is bat shit crazy and I loved it. 1w
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ChelseaM6010
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#JanuaryJazz
25. Surprise

This was my first introduction to Riley Sager and I absolutely devoured this book when I read it last summer. And that #Surprise twist at the end?! I am now a huge Riley Sager fan.

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Reagan
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I loved it. So hard. Not Survive the Night hard but close. Casey Fletcher, widow and problematic drinker has been sent to her family‘s lake house to recoup/detox after the death of her husband. She saves the life of her model neighbour who is stuck in an unhappy marriage. Model neighbour disappears. Casey keeps drinking and makes questionable decisions. I thought I had figured out the twist but had not.

5feet.of.fury This was one of my fave Sager‘s & was one of my fave books from last year! I loved the twists. 3w
ShelleyBooksie I enjoy the Beiber photo! 3w
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Reagan
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This is due back in 3 days, challenge accepted!

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MaleficentBookDragon
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#12booksof2022
On the 9th day of Christmas I pick The House Across the Lake for my #September2022 best book.
I am a big fan of Sager and this book did not disappoint. It went off the rails towards the end in the mist delightfully unhinged way. So much fun to read.

Andrew65 Sounds a good read. 1mo
ChelseaM6010 This book was my introduction to Sager and it hooked me! 1mo
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Atheall
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Loved this book! Was suspenseful and had great twists! Quick and easy read because I didn‘t want to put it down!

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vivastory
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#12booksof2022
I know it's an #unpopularopinion but I LOVED this one when I read it in July & all of you haters won't make me change my mind. 😝 Sager has flirted with supernatural elements in all of his previous books, but at the end he has always had a rational explanation for them. HATL was exactly what I have been wanting him to do for a few books now.
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papascott33 I really enjoyed it as well! 1mo
vivastory @papascott33 👏 👏 1mo
Andrew65 Doesn‘t matter what others think if you enjoyed it. Not a book I‘ve read. 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 I loved this one too! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen I read it the same month you did ! Liked it a lot , when the supernatural crept in , I was like ,hey, wait a minute, but I think he made it work. 1mo
vivastory @Leftcoastzen I completely bought it. I wouldn't nec want it to become a staple for him but I think that he did a good job & it made the rest of the story make sense 1mo
batsy I love this! This is how I felt about Cormac McCarthy's The Passenger; haters can't make me hate 😆 I need to give Sager a try! 1mo
vivastory @batsy My aunt gifted me The Passenger a couple of weeks ago. I'm really looking forward to it! I have heard wildly mixed things. Are you planning on reading Stella Maris soon? 1mo
batsy @vivastory Yes, I am! I've placed a hold at the library. That's a cool gift from your aunt 🙂 Have you read some of his others and are there any that stand out? The Passenger was my first time reading him. 1mo
vivastory @batsy The only other one I have read is The Road, it's actually probably one of my favorites I've read of the past few years. I have a few on my shelves though. I have high hopes for them, especially Blood Meridian. 1mo
batsy @vivastory The Road seems to be a popular choice! That's probably going to be my next one after Stella Maris. 1mo
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EatSleepRead
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Mehso-so

Hello little photo bomber...Pretty sure if Yoshi could read, he would agree this plot was bonkers (as the author said himself). It was a quick read. A bit repetitive at times. You definitely don't see this ending coming.

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TravelsWithBooks
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https://travelswithboooks.wordpress.com/blog/

Finally an update!

I'm also working on the personal post.

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AnnRaz
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“Having someone else to take care of forces you to be less selfish.”

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AnnRaz
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“My sense of humor has been described as dry by some, cruel by others. I prefer to think of it as an acquired taste, similar to the olive at the bottom of a martini. You either like it or you don‘t.”

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Melismatic
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This was Sager‘s most “Goosebumps for Grownups” yet but the ‘twist‘ made me want to bail entirely. I didnt - bc I hoped he‘d redeem this wonky plot that read more like two very different books with more than a few plot holes. He didn‘t. I can only suspend disbelief so far. This is his worst novel by far (and I‘ve read all of them).

5feet.of.fury Survive the Night was the toughest for me, but I can understand your POV on this one 😂 3mo
Melismatic @5feet.of.fury lol i get you bc that ones at the bottom of the heap for me too. 😂 3mo
BrittanyReads GOOSEBUMPS FOR GROWNUPS!!! omg..I love that so much 😅😅😅😅 3mo
Melismatic @BrittanyReads its the only way I can describe Sager 😂 affectionately of course 3mo
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LitLaur
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Oooh, this is a good one! A widow-turned-alcoholic finds herself in a “Rear Window” situation. Things aren‘t what they seem at Lake Greene — for anyone. This page turner kept me guessing. If you‘re looking for a quick, suspenseful read, this is it!

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emily_roamswild
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Now, there are a lot of twists in this book. However, I did feel like it was well done. There‘s a clever writing trick with timelines, that Sager uses establish the first two twists—really keeping you guessing who is the “true” bad guy. But it doesn‘t really set you up for the big finale—or the 2nd finale. Regardless, trust your instincts. Men are terrible! This is an easy read—enjoyable, a little nutty (um, surprise paranormal twist?) but FUN!

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Kappadeemom
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Starting this one tonight 💚💚

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Monica5
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Oh, my! I did not see those test coming. So many twist. One thing that got on my nerves was the repeated stuff about her being an acholic. Anyone reading the book could figure that out within the first couple chapters.

4⭐ Read

@mom_of_4 it's good. If you like thrillers, check it out.

Finished for #20in4
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
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Monica5
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Starting this. Hope it's better than the last one I read.

mom_of_4 I almost did this one. Tell me how it is. 4mo
Monica5 @mom_of_4 I will 4mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Riley definitely writes very entertaining books, that‘s for sure! This was a fun read with twists I never saw coming. One of the only complaints I have was the repetition. Like we get it, the character is an alcoholic, we don‘t need a new drink every page. Lol it got kind of annoying after a while. Other than that tho, I really enjoyed this one!

BookwormAHN I agree, I got rather tired of that myself 😸 5mo
janeycanuck Same! Like… I don‘t need to be hit over the head with the damn bottle to understand you are trying to tell me she‘s an unreliable narrator! 5mo
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MeJeMiller
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This book would be another hit for me (cause I love Riley Sager), if it weren‘t for that random twist. I can get behind the whole, entire plot and what happened but for that one thing that just ruined it for me. Don‘t get me wrong, I understand why it happened but there are more creative ways (or not as creative) to get from point a to b. Other than that, I loved the book.

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Maggie4483
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I‘ve had just about enough of real life this week, thank you very much.

HeathHof 👏 Girl, same! 5mo
AmyG Me, too, and it‘s only Wed. 😳 5mo
Maggie4483 @HeathHof @AmyG I hope the rest of y‘all‘s week gets better (or at least goes by fast)! ❤️❤️ 5mo
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AmyG Back at you. 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hope your week improves! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope things are better ❤️ 4mo
Maggie4483 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you, Misty. ❤️ Work stuff isn‘t great, but I‘m trying to keep my negativity to myself. I‘ve been here lurking though (congratulations on your engagement and new family members!), and will be back soon. Thank you for checking…that means a lot. 4mo
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DavidDiamond
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A modern update of Rear Window about an alcoholic actress grieving the loss of her husband who drowned in the lake at their vacation home. Naturally she takes refuge there and starts to spy on her neighbors.
A suspenseful page turner with plenty of twists and turns(one of which annoyingly appears out of the blue) that will keep you guessing until the end.

Chelsea.Poole I‘m reading this now. Seems somewhat repetitive so far 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
DavidDiamond @Chelsea.Poole A lot of drinking! 🍸 5mo
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Gissy
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I liked the story, in general, and how author developed the characters. However, I expected a thriller. Sometimes it doesn‘t work for me when there are other elements or genres in the story🤷🏽‍♀️If you liked Behind Her Eyes, you will like this one. 3.5/3.8⭐️

August 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks book read last week
#LiterallyDeadBookClub

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Lesliereadsalot
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This book is a page turner. The narrator is one drunk lady trying to escape memories. Did not see any of the twists coming, and there‘s one after another. Liked the writing style too. Not great literature, but will definitely keep your attention.

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Breanne1
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Well this book certainly isn‘t lacking in crazy twists. Definitely sharing this one with @StephMC82 so we can discuss the craziness. #botm

StephMC82 If I could triple heart this I would, so excited! 5mo
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CaitlinByTheBook
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Mehso-so

Ok, this book is propulsive. I read it this weekend and didn‘t want to put it down. But…the twists and turns just didn‘t work for me. 3⭐️

EvieBee Same! 5mo
CaitlinByTheBook @EvieBee glad it wasn‘t just me!! 5mo
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TheLushMama
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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.

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CoffeeK8
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I always think I know the twists and I am always surprised with Riley Sager books. What a great read.

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GypsyKat
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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. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

actualdisneyprincess Omg right??? Just strolling along and WAIT WHAT. 😂😂💖💖 6mo
Tera66 Exactly 💯. I was so surprised 😮 6mo
BethM Thinking of you- hope all is well! 3mo
GypsyKat @BethM Thank you! All is well, I‘ve just had a lot going on. 🥰 3mo
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BookwormAHN
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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

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candc320
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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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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jlhammar
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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

5feet.of.fury I get it, I feel like Sager‘s stuff always gets outrageous, so I was glad on this one to go full out though. 6mo
Chili I agree 100%. A little too out there for me. 6mo
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alecia3dixie
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Unpopular opinion but I loved this one! This book kept me guessing at every turn and the twists were absolutely crazy! It was fast paced and I had a lot of fun reading it. 4/5

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Airykah13
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I dislike the narrator for this book

BrittanyReads I really do, too. I just hit a twist and I'm invested.. hope the ending makes listening to the MC worth it 6mo
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Twainy
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🎧 📚 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.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻👇🏻

Twainy The MCs flaw that needs to be beat is made light of, justified & by the end of the book a supernatural aspect vies with her flaw recovery for Top billing.

So how do I rate this roller coaster of a story? It made me hate it and love it … the only negative is how the MCs flaw is handled.
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Tera66
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#BookspinBingo #Doublespin
@TheAromaofBooks 😊
I had a really great reading month, I enjoyed every book.
🎧 3 Audio books
📚 2 Ebooks
📕 1 Physical book, but it was 850 pages and I used two bingo spaces.
But no bingos🚫, boo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Tera66
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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!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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HeatherBlue
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Really enjoying the atmosphere of this so far…but it‘s not helping my desire for it to be fall already 😂

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wildwoodreads
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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/

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BarbaraBB Amen 🤣 7mo
she.hearts.horror It‘s time for him to pack it up lol 7mo
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kplovesbooks
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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. 😁

LoverOfLearning Yes LOVE the color green. By far my favorite 7mo
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TamTracy
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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.

MelissaSue81 Ooh. So I read a review of this after I read it that it was **just like** another book/story etc.. but the big twist was completely novel to me, so I assumed I hadn‘t seen it. I‘ve seen seen reviews of this that it is X meets Y and I think I know what you‘re talking about now, and it is something I have not seen, but I if I had I can see how it would be a big spoiler. 7mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Found a #pantone2022 match for my latest completed read!

Clwojick Great colour match! 7mo
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OriginalCyn620
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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.

#bookspinbingo

5feet.of.fury This is my favorite Sager too! Such a good read. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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TheQuietQuill
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Because summer doesn‘t officially start until I have a Riley Sager book in my hand 🌞

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abookinherpurse
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“Maybe I‘m not looking for trouble. Maybe I am the trouble.” — Casey Fletcher, page 55

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kplovesbooks
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Starting this one tonight!! 😁 I've had it since Monday and have been counting down the days for the weekend to hurry up and get here so I can read it! 😆

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