Read-Alikes for ‘The House Across the Lake’ by Riley Sager | LibraryReads

The House Across the Lake, by Riley Sager (Dutton), is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

The House Across the Lake, by Riley Sager (Dutton), is the top holds title of the week (6/20/22). LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Ever since her husband died unexpectedly, Casey Fletcher has been on a downward spiral, using alcohol as her crutch. When she is fired from a Broadway play for showing up intoxicated and social media blows it up, her film star mother gives her an ultimatum: rehab or retreat to their secluded lake house in Vermont. Casey chooses the lake. Bored and drunk, she has monotonous days, and the front porch becomes her safe place, where she can stare out at the dark surface of Lake Green and try to forget. One morning, she sees a body floating on the water, and without thinking, dives in and saves the person. The drowning victim is her new neighbor, Katherine, a famous model married to Tom, a tech millionaire. The women strike up a friendship, leading Casey to “peep” on her neighbors. Casey becomes obsessed with watching them through her binoculars. When Katherine suddenly goes missing, the story becomes a mix of Rear Window and The Girl on the Train. VERDICT Casey as the unreliable narrator mixed with suspicious neighbors, supernatural undertones, and multiple blindsiding twists, means Sager (Survive the Night) has written another winner.—Reviewed by Marianne Fitzgerald

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (Morrow; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the September 2020 LibraryReads list

"The gentrification of her beloved Brooklyn neighborhood has longtime resident Sydney Green mourning what's lost. Striking up an uneasy alliance with new neighbor Theo, she starts research for a walking tour to highlight the area’s rich history and diversity but quickly comes to realize that something far more sinister is going on. A sense of mounting dread and some startling twists and turns will keep readers turning the pages. Where HAVE all those old neighbors gone? For fans of An Unwanted Guest, The Woman in Cabin Ten, and Watching You."—Beth Mills, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica (Park Row: Harlequin)

Appeared on the May 2021 LibraryReads list

“A kidnapped child, two dead women, affairs, secrets, and a malpractice suit seem like a lot to pack into one book, but Kubica skillfully weaves the plot to create a perfect level of intrigue in this twisty suspense tale."—Sandra Woodbury, Burlington Public Library, Burlington MA

The Therapist by B.A. Paris (St. Martin's)

Appeared on the July 2021 LibraryReads list

“Alice and Leo move to a posh London neighborhood and soon learn a woman was murdered in their home. Unnerved, Alice grows obsessed with the homicide. It drives a wedge between her and Leo, but will it lead to finding the killer? This is a well-constructed thriller with solid character development.”—Kelly Verheyden, San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA

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