The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst

Posted April 17, 2023 by jrsbookr in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

by Sarah Beth Durst
The Lake House by Sarah Beth DurstThe Lake House Published by HarperCollins Publishers on April 17, 2023
Pages: 368
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Yellowjackets meets One of Us Is Lying in this masterful survival thriller from award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst.

Claire's grown up triple-checking locks. Counting her steps. Second-guessing every decision. It's just how she's wired--her worst-case scenarios never actually come true.

Until she arrives at an off-the-grid summer camp to find a blackened, burned husk instead of a lodge--and no survivors, except her and two other late arrivals: Reyva and Mariana.

When the three girls find a dead body in the woods, they realize none of this is an accident. Someone, something, is hunting them. Something that hides in the shadows.

Something that refuses to let them leave.


The Lake House is a survival thriller tale based at a camp that our three main characters, Reyva, Mariana, and Claire, have been sent to for enrichment by their parents. Claire suffers from high anxiety, and you feel this in every thought she has as the girls discover that the cabin has been burnt to the ground and there is no sign of anyone surviving the fire. They have been left behind and have no contact with the mainland. Tell August when they go home. They start to forage on the island without food, water, or shelter, and soon they come across a dead body. The creep factor oozes in this story, and I felt like I was in this situation with the girls trying to keep hope high, figure out to tackle each problem, and how to survive. Sarah Beth Durst has written an excellent, suspenseful thriller that is out on April 25, 2023.

About Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including THE QUEENS OF RENTHIA series, DRINK SLAY LOVE, and SPARK. She won an American Library Association Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA’s Andre Norton Nebula Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat.