Author: Kate Morton
Genre: Historical/Mystery/Literary Fiction
This is not a drill! This is not a drill! There are so many good books coming out this Tuesday, 4/4.
Homecoming by Kate Morton is one that should definitely be on your radar.
Told in a multi-timeline and multi-POV, Homecoming is filled with Kate Morton’s signature lush prose and a mystery to keep you turning the pages. She seamlessly weaves beauty, mystery and a whimsical feeling all throughout the pages.
In 1959, on Christmas Eve, a man stumbles upon a shocking crime beside the creek of one of the most grand homes, the Halcyon, in the small town of Tambilla in South Australia. Many decades later, Jess is called home to Sydney from London to be with her grandmother, Nora who suffered a fall. Nora mostly raised Jess, so they are extremely close. At Nora’s house, the Darling House, Jess discovers a true crime book chronicling a long-buried police case: the Turner Family Tragedy of 1959. As she is flipping through the pages, her journalist instincts are piqued and she realizes a connection between her own family!
“Bad things happen to the best of people, and we cannot let them overwhelm us. Life doesn’t always work out the way we plan, but it does work out in the end.”
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 The only negative for me is this book is 544 pages, and it felt like about 100 could’ve been shaven off. But don’t let the size of this book deter you from reading. This book is beautiful multigenerational tale filled with the love you have for others and what you’re willing to do for them. Are you willing to lie for those that you love? Are there moral grey areas? It’s a book that really helps define the meaning of home. Homecoming is truly the perfect title! Book nerds, there is a book within the book that made this story so fun! I really enjoyed the characters and the growth of them, throughout. I highly recommend this book!
“I’ve always felt what’s past is past. No need to dwell; look forward, not back.”
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