Homecoming (Hardback)
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Homecoming (Hardback)

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Hardback 656 Pages
Published: 13/04/2023
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A discontented journalist stumbles on a connection between her grandmother and a sixty-year-old Australian mystery in this electrifying thriller from the author of The Secret Keeper.

Adelaide Hills, Christmas Eve, 1959. At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek in the grounds of a grand and mysterious mansion, a local delivery man makes a terrible discovery. A police investigation is called and the small town of Tumbeela becomes embroiled in one of the most shocking and perplexing murder cases in the history of South Australia.

Sixty years later, Jess is a journalist in search of a story. Having lived and worked in London for almost twenty years, she now finds herself laid off from her full-time job and struggling to make ends meet. A phone call out of nowhere summons her back to Sydney, where her beloved grandmother, Stella, who raised Jess when her mother could not, has suffered a fall and been raced to the hospital.

At a loose end in Stella's house, Jess does some digging of her own. In Stella's bedroom, she discovers a true crime book, chronicling the police investigation into a long-buried tragedy: the Turner Family Tragedy of Christmas Eve, 1959. It is only when Jess skims through the book that she finds a shocking connection between her own family and this once-infamous crime - a crime that has never been resolved satisfactorily. And for a journalist without a story, a cold case might be the best distraction she can find...

An epic novel that spans generations, Homecoming asks what we would do for those we love, and how we protect the lies we tell. It explores the power of motherhood, the corrosive effects of tightly held secrets, and the healing nature of truth. Above all, it is a beguiling and immensely satisfying novel from one of the finest writers working today.

An epic novel that spans generations, Homecoming asks what we would do for those we love, and how we protect the lies we tell. It explores the power of motherhood, the corrosive effects of tightly held secrets, and the healing nature of truth.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529094046
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 926 g
Dimensions: 244 x 168 x 60 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Homecoming is Kate Morton at her very best. A lush, rich, beautiful novel, set against the vibrant, immense backdrop of Australia - Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of Firefly Lane and The Four Winds

If you’re a fan of Kate Morton you will love it. If you haven’t read Kate Morton before, do yourself a favour. It is a treat; it is a big deep dive, twisty turny yarn. It is fantastic - Graham Norton

Kate Morton is the author who made me fall in love with dual-timescale storylines. An epic novel about a 1959 murder case in South Australia that has never fully been solved, this is one to devour on holiday - Prima

An unsolved murder, a host of family secrets and three generations of women shape Morton's captivating novel. It's a sweeping yet intimate tale of motherhood and belonging, loss and longing . . . - Mail on Sunday

A historical mystery that weaves themes of love, family and secrets in a Gothic Australian landscape - BBC Radio 4's Open Book

Prepare yourself for a thriller that will chill you to the bone - Woman's Own

An eerie epic . . . There are beautiful descriptions of the region’s landscape and canny insights into the neighborhood’s tight-knit community. This is Morton’s best yet - Publisher's Weekly

In true Kate Morton style, this is an immersive and intricately plotted intergenerational historical mystery that weaves themes of love, family and secrets - Culturefly

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“A Suspenseful family saga..”

Kate Morton is one of my favourite authors and I’ve read all her books. I have to say she is very good at combining past and present, setting her stories to span generations.

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“Perfect holiday read”

A tragic story of how one person's selfishness has ruined so many lives..
It is a little bit long winded, however still a page turner. I love how we get to hear the story from different character perspectives. I... More

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“Compelling, absorbing read”

When Jess rushes back to Australia to help her grandmother in hospital, she couldn’t realise the unexplained mystery she would find unfolding. As a journalist, she begins reading a true crime book and discovers a... More

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