Sarah Beth Durst

The LakeHouse

ISBN: 978-0063214071

The Lake House

a young adult novel
by Sarah Beth Durst
available now from HarperTeen

"Formidably scary, Durst's survival/horror story is the stuff of late-night campfire legends. With three deftly drawn, powerful girls at the center, reading felt like I had found a crew of clever, loyal best friends, even as I stayed up long into the night, trembling with dread." -- E. Lockhart, #1 New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars

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Claire has 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 is hunting them. Someone who hides in the shadows. Someone who refuses to let them leave.

Yellowjackets meets One of Us is Lying in this masterful survival thriller from award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst.

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A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

"Nail-biting and atmospheric, The Lake House explores how secrets keep people apart -- and the power of female friendships. Reyva, Mariana, and especially Claire are characters you can't stop rooting for, even as every obstacle they surmount is replaced by a bigger one. I read it every time I had a spare second, and a lot of times when I didn't." -- April Henry, New York Times bestselling author

"A twisted page-turner of a survival tale." -- Kirkus

"Readers will enjoy watching these complex characters grow and change when confronted with unimaginable challenges. A plot twist takes the story in an unexpected direction, with plenty of nail-biting and chills-inducing moments. Recommended." -- School Library Journal

"Even as they're subjected to further twists and 11th-hour revelations, the group's intelligence, resilience, and tenacity make them formidable protagonists not easily cowed by perilous situations. This pressurized, eerie tale is sure to satisfy." -- Publishers Weekly

"Narrated by the anxious and practical Claire, this survival thriller is tightly paced, and the development of a strong and satisfying bond between the three girls provides some breathing room amidst the action." -- Booklist

"Fans of the televisions shows The Wilds or Yellowjackets will relish this thriller about friendship and the sheer power of teenage girls to overcome any odds." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Also available as an audiobook:

The Lake House

The Lake House
Audio Edition

from HarperAudio
written by Sarah Beth Durst
narrated by Karissa Vacker
coming soon as an Audible edition or Audio CD

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