Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco.
But her world is turned upside down when her beloved
grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part
of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World
War II. What’s more, Max was forced to leave behind a
precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old
Prussia. It’s now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it.
Anna burns with questions as she heads for Germany: What
memento could be so important to her grandfather? And why
did he keep their history hidden? As she searches for
answers, she finds herself drawn to Wil, a man who may hold
the key to unlock the mystery. Together they discover that
her family’s secrets are linked with an abandoned apartment
in Paris, and these secrets go deeper than she ever imagined.
Alternating between 1930s Europe and the present, The
House by the Lake illuminates the destiny of a family
caught in the tumult of history.