Pan Macmillan acquires the new novel by bestselling author Kate Morton

Homecoming will be published in hardback and e-book on 13 April 2023 in the UK.

Mantle (Pan Macmillan) has acquired Homecoming, the new novel by bestselling author Kate Morton.

Homecoming opens on New Year’s Day, 1959 in the grounds of a grand and mysterious house nestled deep in the Adelaide Hills, and what is discovered there will reverberate down the decades and tear the local community apart. But when, nearly sixty years later, a journalist is called back home from London to visit her ailing grandmother, a secret is finally let slip and the door into the grand house’s mysterious world opens again.

This is Kate at the peak of her storytelling powers; Homecoming is a stunning and intricate novel that spans generations and continents. Immersive, heartbreaking and beautifully told, it explores the bonds of family, how we can hurt those we love the most with secrets left untold, and the joy and pain of finally coming home.
Maria Rejt, publisher at Mantle

Homecoming is Morton’s seventh novel and her first in four years following The Clockmaker’s Daughter.

Morton’s debut novel, The House at Riverton, was a Sunday Times number one bestseller and has sold over a million copies in the UK and she is a bestseller around the world, having sold over sixteen million copies of her books in over thirty-two languages.

I started Homecoming in the middle of 2020; having left London to be near family in South Australia, and as many things known about the world seemed to become unknown overnight, I began to think a lot about home and belonging and family, and especially what it means to ‘come home’. This book has been a home of sorts for me over the past two years – a place to disappear into: my favourite experience, as both a reader and a writer – and now, at last, it is time to invite my readers in, too. Homecoming will feel familiar to my regular readers, because it’s filled with secrets and mysteries, the haunting of the present by the past, by mothers, daughters, stories, storytellers, and a big old house on a hill. But in this book, along with a London setting – because, of course, London is the city of my heart – I’ve also brought my readers somewhere new, and that is the Adelaide Hills, one of the most beautiful, haunting and glorious parts of Australia.
Kate Morton

Homecoming will be published in hardback and e-book on 13 April 2023 in the UK.


by Kate Morton

Book cover for Homecoming

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. Above all, it is a beguiling and immensely satisfying novel from one of the finest writers working today.

Photograph of Kate Morton (c) Paco Navarro