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Homecoming

Kate Morton

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      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.
      CONTRIBUTORS: Kate Morton EAN: 9781529094053 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 792 g HEIGHT: 234 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Pan Macmillan DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical, FICTION / Women, FICTION / Family Life / General, FICTION / World Literature / Australia WIDTH: 154 cm SPINE:

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      New South Wales, Adelaide, c 1950 to c 1959, c 2010 to c 2019, Historical crime and mysteries, Family life fiction, Saga fiction (family / generational sagas), Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Narrative theme: Sense of place

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      Kate Morton was born in South Australia and grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specializing in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels. She is the author of The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper, The Lake House and The Clockmaker's Daughter, which have all been global number one bestsellers. She began her latest novel Homecoming after leaving the UK in March 2020 to be near family in South Australia. Inspired by themes of home, belonging and family, her novel is set in London (‘the city of my heart’) and the Adelaide Hills, and is filled with secrets and mysteries, mothers and daughters, and a big old house on a hill.

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      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.
      CONTRIBUTORS: Kate Morton EAN: 9781529094053 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 792 g HEIGHT: 234 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Pan Macmillan DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical, FICTION / Women, FICTION / Family Life / General, FICTION / World Literature / Australia WIDTH: 154 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      New South Wales, Adelaide, c 1950 to c 1959, c 2010 to c 2019, Historical crime and mysteries, Family life fiction, Saga fiction (family / generational sagas), Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Narrative theme: Sense of place

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      Kate Morton was born in South Australia and grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specializing in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels. She is the author of The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper, The Lake House and The Clockmaker's Daughter, which have all been global number one bestsellers. She began her latest novel Homecoming after leaving the UK in March 2020 to be near family in South Australia. Inspired by themes of home, belonging and family, her novel is set in London (‘the city of my heart’) and the Adelaide Hills, and is filled with secrets and mysteries, mothers and daughters, and a big old house on a hill.

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