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Main Title: Homecoming / Kate Morton. Book Cover
Author: Morton, Kate, 1976-
Imprint: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2023.
Collation: 631 pages ; paperback ; 23 cm.
Subject: ABIA nominations
Indie Book Awards nominations
Murders and murderers
Journalists and journalism.
Families and family life
Australian fiction
ISBN: 9781760630485 1760630489
Adelaide Hills, Christmas Eve, 1959: At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek in the grounds of a grand country house, a local man makes a terrible discovery. Police are called, and the small town of Tambilla becomes embroiled in one of the most baffling murder investigations 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 unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. A phone call summons her back to Sydney, where her beloved grandmother, Nora, who raised Jess when her mother could not, has suffered a fall and is seriously ill in hospital. At Nora's house, Jess discovers a true-crime book chronicling a long-buried police case: the Turner Family Tragedy of 1959. It is only when Jess skims through its pages that she finds a shocking connection between her ownfamily and this notorious event - a murder mystery that has never been satisfactorily resolved. An epic story that spans generations, Homecoming asks what we would do for those we love, how we protect the lies we tell, and what it means to come home. Above all, it is an intricate and spellbinding novel from one of the finest writers working today.

"Sometimes the only way forward is through the past"--Cover.

Indie Book Awards Longlist 2024
ABIA shortlist 2024
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.4 MOR.KAT Available