Hope Book Club Ep 71: 'Homecoming' - Hope 103.2

Hope Book Club Ep 71: ‘Homecoming’

Kate Morton's 'Homecoming' keeps the surprises coming as this Aussie mystery weaves its way through generations.

By Georgia FreeThursday 28 Mar 2024Hope Book ClubBooksReading Time: 1 minute

In the latest episode of Hope Book Club, Georgia and special guest Joni Boyd discuss one of the most talked about books of 2023 – Homecoming by Kate Morton – a stunning historical mystery beginning in the Adelaide Hills on Christmas Eve, 1959.

About Homecoming

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 own family and this notorious event, which is a mystery that has never been resolved.

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