by Kate Morton
Homecoming by Kate Morton
Kate Morton’s writing is easy to love. Engaging plots, an interesting collection of characters, and secrets of varying degrees begging to be uncovered. Homecoming is probably my favourite of Morton’s novels thus far. The story starts in 1959 with the death of a mother and all her children. The bodies of Mrs. Turner and her children are discovered lying peacefully by the side of a creek, all looking as though as if they were asleep. Was it murder, or a murder suicide?
Sixty years later we meet Jess, a young woman journalist living in London who is, trying to “find” herself, after breaking up with a long term boyfriend and losing her job. When Jess learns her grandmother suffered a serious fall, she travels to Australia to care for her loved one, and maybe find a change she needs to find a story worth writing about.
Once in Australia, Jess learns of her familial connection to the suspicious deaths of the Turner family and then begins a journey of research, investigation, and coming to terms with family secrets she never knew existed. Jess finds that sometimes your own family history possesses incredible stories that are worth writing.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. It is a long one though so I would recommend putting it on your summer reading list so you can take your time immersing yourself in the story.
Thank you Netgalley and Simon and Schuster for the free copy.
You will be able to purchase Homecoming April 4, 2023