The Lake House


Author: James Patterson

Genre: Suspense

Publication Date: 2003

Number of Pages: 376

Geographical Setting: Colorado/Washington D.C.

Time Period: Present-Technological Future

Plot Summary:  Ever dreamed of flying? This novel from award-winning author James Patterson follows six extraordinary children who can do just that. Max, Matthew, Icarus, Ozymandias, Peter, and Wendy come from a future where children can be genetically engineered with animal DNA, to produce super-humans. Max and her kind find safety with the only humans they’ve ever learned to trust, a couple, Frannie and Kit. Now villains from the children’s past are resurfacing. An evil doctor named Ethan Kane will try and find the kids so that he can use them in his own sick experiments. Will Frannie and Kit be able to keep these children, who aren’t even their own, safe? Or will these unique beings once again find themselves in cages, kept from the one freedom they love the most?

Subject Headings: Hard-edged Suspense; Advanced Technology; Fantasy; Romance; Biomedical Technology

Appeal: page turner, multiple story-lines, multiple points-of-view, engrossing, sympathetic characters, dramatic, emotional, moving, suspenseful, conversational language, gritty

Three Words or Phrases Best Describing this Book: Suspenseful, emotional, dramatic

Similar Authors and Works

3 Relevant Non-Fiction Works and Authors

Flying the Alaska Wild: The Adventures and Misadventures of an Alaska Bush Pilot by Mort D. Mason (suspenseful, flying stories)

Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology by W. Mark Saltzman (an introduction to biomedical engineering, interesting subject matter for those interested in the subject of biomedics)

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Bird by Christopher Perrins (entertaining, informational, accessible guide for bird-lovers)

3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown (dramatic, page-turner, action-packed)

Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell (romantic, suspenseful, engrossing)

Rules of Prey by John Sanford (sympathetic main character, evil antagonist, suspenseful, violent)

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