TOtimes Books: HOMECOMING by Kate Morton
The biggest challenge with “Homecoming” is putting it down!
TORONTO, May 2, 2023 – The biggest challenge with Homecoming is putting it down! This is the kind of book where you get so engrossed in the story that it’s like binge watching on Netflix—you simply have to read the next chapter (and the next), even though it’s well past supper time!
This suspenseful mystery centres around three women. It focuses on (you guessed it) three generations of a family and how far they’re willing to go to both preserve and at the same time unravel a life that’s not quite the way it appears. It’s also a story about how the past can have a huge impact on one’s present state of mind. The intricate story begins in 1959 in Southern Australia with a heinous crime that was never completely solved. From there we’re treated to more twists than a Chubby Checker song. But each morsel that Morton drops makes sense. And just when you think you’ve got it figured out, it’s twistin’ time again.
Morton takes special care in developing credible characters – they may be flawed, but they’re real people and you feel for them. This is not her first rodeo, and it shows. Compelling details in the Auzzie landscape too – you can almost smell the eucalyptus trees.
Kate Morton is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of The House of Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Secret Keeper, The Distant Hours, The Lake House and The Clockmaker’s Daughter. Born and raised in Australia, she now lives with her family in London and Australia.
When I initially looked at the book and its 500 plus pages, I must admit, there was some hesitance, wondering if I would get through it. Yet by the time I’d finished, I was wishing it was even longer. An excellent summer read, and I give it a 9.8 out of 10. It’s definitely a page turner!
Homecoming by Kate Morton, published by Simon & Schuster Canada. Copyright 2023 by Kate Morton
by Laurie Wallace-Lynch
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