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Homecoming: A Novel (Paperback)
April 2023 Indie Next List
“Homecoming provides the perfect atmosphere and suspense to immerse readers in a tale of family both lost and found. The book will take you on a trip down under to a rich, satisfying and surprising conclusion.”
— Betsy Von Kerens, The Bookworm of Omaha, Omaha, NE
New York Times bestseller
From the bestselling author of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, a sweeping novel that begins with a shocking crime, the effects of which echo across continents and generations.
Adelaide Hills, Christmas Eve, 1959: At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek on the grounds of a grand country house, a local man makes a terrible discovery. Police are called, and the small town of Tambilla becomes embroiled in one of the most baffling murder investigations in the history of South Australia.
Many years later and thousands of miles away, Jess is a journalist in search of a story. Having lived and worked in London for two decades, she now finds herself unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. A phone call out of nowhere summons her back to Sydney, where her beloved grandmother Nora, who raised Jess when her mother could not, has suffered a fall and is seriously ill in the hospital.
At Nora's house, Jess discovers a true crime book chronicling a long-buried police case: the Turner Family Tragedy of 1959. It is only when Jess skims through its pages that she finds a shocking connection between her own family and this notorious event—a mystery that has never been satisfactorily resolved.
An epic story that spans generations, Homecoming asks what we would do for those we love, how we protect the lies we tell, and what it means to come home. Above all, it is an intricate and spellbinding novel from one of the finest writers working today.
About the Author
Kate Morton is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper, The Lake House, and The Clockmaker’s Daughter. Her books are published in 38 languages and have been #1 bestsellers worldwide. She is a native Australian, holds degrees in dramatic art and English literature. She lives with her family in London and Australia.
"Morton's best yet." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Morton keeps the secrets coming, leading up to a powerful, emotional conclusion. This is storytelling at its finest." — Booklist (starred review)
"Gorgeous." — Elle
“Captivating.” — Real Simple
“Morton’s layered writing leaves surprises for even the keenest of detectives.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Captivating.” — BookPage
“Immersive. … Combining mystery, romance and a layered family saga.” — AARP.com
“Reading a Kate Morton novel is more than a delight; it’s a whole-senses experience. … Once again, Morton proves why she’s hailed as one of the best.” — Bookreporter.com
“An intricate, carefully crafted work of suspense populated by scores of vibrant characters and imbued with an abundance of humanity. … Homecoming stands as another stellar example of Morton’s excellence.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch
“An elaborate tapestry. . . . Morton doesn’t disappoint.” — Washington Post on The Clockmaker's Daughter
“The Clockmaker’s Daughter is an ambitious, complex, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of characters. This is Kate Morton at her very best.” — Kristin Hannah
"Classic English country-house Goth at its finest." — New York Post on The Clockmaker's Daughter
"Morton's moody, suspenseful latest is the perfect page-turner for a chilly night." — People on The Lake House
"A deliciously compelling mystery." — Liane Moriarty on The Lake House