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  • Homecoming

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Claire Foy
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (394 ratings)

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Homecoming

By: Kate Morton
Narrated by: Claire Foy
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Summary

From award-winning author Kate Morton, read by powerhouse Emmy award–winning actress Claire Foy. This breathtaking mystery of love, lies and a cold case come back to life is told with Morton's 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 house, a local deliveryman 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.

Many years later and thousands of miles away, Jess is a journalist in search of a story. Having lived and worked in London for nearly two decades, she now finds herself laid off from her full-time job and struggling to make ends meet. Until a phone call out of nowhere summons her back to Sydney, where her beloved grandmother, Nora, has suffered a fall and been raced to the hospital. At Nora’s house, Jess discovers a true crime book that chronicles the police investigation into a long-buried event: the Turner Family Tragedy of Christmas Eve, 1959. It is only when Jess skims through the pages that she finds a shocking connection between her own family and this once-infamous scandal – a murder mystery that has never been resolved satisfactorily.

2023, "Queensland Literary Awards, Short-listed

2024, Indie Book Awards Fiction, Long-listed

2024, Australian Book Design Awards, Short-listed

2024, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year, Short-listed

2024, The Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards Gold Dagger, Long-listed

©2023 Kate Morton (P)2023 Bolinda Publishing

Critic reviews

‘Morton delivers an eerie epic involving a wealthy family’s mysterious deaths in Adelaide Hills ... This is Morton’s best yet.’ (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
'Morton keeps the secrets coming, leading up to a powerful, emotional conclusion. This is storytelling at its finest.’ (Booklist, starred review)
‘Homecoming is a beautiful saga that reads like Gone with the Wind set in Australia.’ (BuzzFeed)
'Morton’s layered writing leaves surprises for even the keenest of detectives.' (Kirkus Reviews)

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Quite good

Kate Morton is a wonderful writer and I enjoy her books- always beautiful descriptions of old houses alongside plenty of family secrets. A few points bothered me about Homecoming though. I found it strange that the 2 villains, a murderer and a kidnapper, seemed to be let off the hook so easily by the people most affected by their crimes. I also felt Kate relied too much on giving Jess easy clues- pages conveniently tucked into the back of a book, scribbles conveniently left in margins, an audiotape made of the vital confession. Dan Miller’s writing style was rather convenient too- he just happened to write up his investigative journalism in the form of a novel which conveniently slotted into chapters for this book. Clare Foy was a terrific narrator.

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Beautiful

The twists and turns of this book kept my interest throughout. I predicted some of the twists, but it was still able to keep me guessing to the end. Claire Foy's performance is great.

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A true journey of a story

Beautifully written with lots of twists and turns, and satisfying connections. Read superbly, very easy to listen to. Had me glued!

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Beautiful listen

I’ve enjoyed all of Kate Morton’s books. This is another joy. Beautifully read by Claire Foy.

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An absolutely amazing book

What an incredible story, I loved every minute...

I even took time to pause and go back, to make it last longer and ensure I had everything clear ..

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Magic.

Kate Morton has a magical way of writing to immerse her readers completely in a story. Love the mystery, the love, moments in history impacting today.. just all absolutely magic.

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Riveting read

I never miss a Kate Morton book and she never disappoints. This book is yet another masterpiece. It’s utter magic as the layers unfold to reveal the humanity, strengths and weakness in us all!!!

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weaving a story of lives intertwined

insightful and evocative, of lives lived and choices made, leads one to reminisce and reflect, perfectly read

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Brilliant

This is a wonderful story! I am a big Kate Morton fan. It was beautifully read as you expect from such a wonderful actor!

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Loved it intriguingly til the end

Agree a bit slow to start but well worth persevering good story lots of twists and turns

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