In 1959, a murder investigation in Tambilla, South Australia, becomes one of the most baffling cases. Years later, journalist Jess returns to Sydney to visit her ill grandmother and discovers a true crime book about the Turner Family Tragedy, which uncovers a shocking connection between her own family and the case. Homecoming is an epic novel that explores the lengths we go to for our loved ones and the secrets we keep to protect them.
Book review of Homecoming
Homecoming is a remarkable novel that takes readers on a journey through time, exploring the themes of family, grief, and belonging. Kate Morton’s storytelling is vivid and immersive, making the reader feel as though they are a part of the story. The characters are well-developed, each with their own unique personality, and the relationships between them are heartwarming and touching.
The story revolves around Nora, Polly, and Jess, three women whose lives become intertwined through an unsolved murder mystery that occurred in Tambilla, South Australia in 1959. Jess, a journalist, returns to Sydney to be with her grandmother Nora, who is hospitalized after a fall. While at Nora’s house, Jess discovers a true crime book chronicling the Turner Family Tragedy of 1959. As Jess skims through the pages, she discovers a shocking connection between her own family and the notorious event.
What follows is a spellbinding tale that spans generations, delving into the deep emotions and secrets that families keep. The plot is intricate and well-crafted, with plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader engaged from start to finish. Morton’s writing is elegant and descriptive, painting a vivid picture of each unique home and character in the story.
While some readers may find the book to be long and drawn-out, I found that the slow pace allowed me to become fully invested in the characters and their stories. Morton takes the time to fully develop each character and their relationships, making the emotional payoff at the end all the more rewarding. The unsolved murder mystery at the heart of the book adds an element of suspense that keeps the reader guessing until the very end.
Overall, Homecoming is an excellent novel that should not be missed. Kate Morton has once again proven herself to be a master storyteller, weaving a tale that is both intricate and easy to follow. The characters are relatable and well-developed, and the themes of family and belonging are sure to resonate with readers. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery or a heartwarming story about the power of family.
|Publisher : Mariner Books (April 4, 2023)|
Language : English
Hardcover : 560 pages
ISBN-10 : 0063020890
ISBN-13 : 978-0063020894
Item Weight : 1.55 pounds
Dimensions : 6.25 x 1.75 x 9.25 inches