The Lake House – Book Review

The Lake House by 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.

Claire, Reyva, and Mariana are three very different teenage girls whose parents all made them go to the same summer camp they all went to as kids. However, once they arrive – it’s nothing what the expected. As they’re stalked, the girls will need to rely on their unique knowledge and trust each other in order to survive.

This is author Sarah Beth Durst’s first thriller – and as she’s one of my favorite authors – I jumped at the chance to check this out. The Lake House is a YA thriller with some paranormal horror. I loved how unpredictable it was – I definitely had it wrong from the start. The characters are engaging. The story had me hooked from the start. And the pulse-pounding suspense kept me riveted to the very end. Nearly impossible to put down, make sure you have plenty of time once you start this one.