A shocking crime echoes across continents and generations in Homecoming, the sweeping saga with a thrilling mystery at its heart from the international number one bestselling author, Kate Morton.
'Captivating . . . a sweeping yet intimate tale of motherhood and belonging, loss and longing' – Mail on Sunday
'It is a treat; it is a big deep dive, twisty turny yarn. It is fantastic' – Graham Norton
From the bestselling author of The Clockmaker's Daughter, Kate Morton, comes a breathtaking mystery of love, lies and a cold case come back to life, told with her trademark intricacy and beauty.
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 Tambilla 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, Nora, who raised Jess when her mother could not, has suffered a fall and been raced to the hospital.
At a loose end in Nora's house, Jess does some digging into her past. In Nora'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 truly solved. 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.
'This is one to devour on holiday' – Prima
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 *
Dimensions: 244mm x 168mm x 60mm