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Kate Morton's Latest Novel is Eerily Familiar

Homecoming: A Novel

By: Kate Morton

I usually open with a brief outline of what you can expect from a novel. If you have read any of Kate Morton's previous books, then you already know what to expect. As one of my friends and book club members said, "There's an old house, and something has happened at the house in the past, and someone from the present day is trying to find out what happened." In this novel. Jess is a young journalist. Her grandmother has just been recently hospitalized, and Jess rushes to her bedside. Her grandmother mumbles some words that Jess can't understand. Back at her grandmother's grand house, she uncovers a journal that details a horrific police case that involved her grandmother's family. Jess decides that this might make an intriguing story and decides to dig deeper into the matter.

Kate Morton is undoubtedly good at developing mood and setting. Her portraits of the house and the eerieness that surrounded it were well-developed. This book sometimes reads like a cozy mystery as the reader tries to figure out "who dunnit."

If you have enjoyed Kate Morton's books in the past, you will enjoy this one too. There is nothing new that she is offering readers, only a familiar formula that has worked for her in the past. Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Canada for this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

3.5 stars out of 5

Available April 4, 2023

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