Homecoming Kate Morton

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by kate morton
Homecoming  Kate MortonHomecoming Published by HarperCollins on April 4, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Historical / General, Fiction / Literary, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, Fiction / Sagas, Fiction / Women, Fiction / World Literature / Australia
Pages: 560
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The highly anticipated new novel from the New York Times 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. 


Homecoming is just that, a feeling of coming home. “Home, she realized, wasn’t a place, time, or person, though it could be any of those things. Home is a feeling a sense of being complete. The opposite of home wasn’t away. It was lonely. When someone said I want to go home, they meant they didn’t want to feel lonely anymore.” This quote sums up this book. While the circumstances of the family dying are tragic and the secrets that have been hidden away eat away at an old lady’s consciousness, you can’t help but feel the emotional depth of these characters. Homecoming is my first Kate Morton book, and while historical fiction or murder mysteries are not my typical read, I was glad I chose to read this one. The setting of it being in Australia, a place I had never been to, was easy to picture and made me feel like I had been there. I appreciated the notes at the end of the book that tell you the author’s roots, which makes you realize why it was so easy to picture the book’s setting; it is the author’s homeland. Homecoming is a novel you want to have the time to digest as you open Pandora’s box of familial secrets, sins, and sorrows. However, some joy can be found once everything has been revealed.

About kate morton

Kate was born in the Riverland of South Australia, and moved with her family many times before they settled finally on Tamborine Mountain. There, within the rainforests of South East Queensland, she attended a small country school and spent much of her childhood inventing and playing games of make-believe with her two sisters.
After finishing school, Kate enrolled in a law degree, but her passion for theatre soon took over. She studied for, and earned, a Licentiate in Speech and Drama from Trinity College, London, and completed a summer Shakespeare course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Kate continued to act in community productions whilst completing her Honours and Masters degrees in English Literature, before realising that it was words and storytelling that she loved more than performing