Author: Andrew Pyper
Published by: Simon & Schuster on Feb. 26, 2019
Format: Paperback, ARC
Source: Simon & Schuster Canada
Book Rating: 8/10
Bestselling author Andrew Pyper returns with a riveting psychological thriller about how the people you’ve known your whole life can suddenly become strangers.
What if everything you knew about the people you loved was a lie?
After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. There, they meet up with their mother and troubled sister, Franny, and are shocked to discover the will’s terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. Despite their concerns, they agree.
The Quinlans soon come to learn their family has more secrets than they ever imagined—revelations that at first inspire curiosity, then fear. Why does Bridge have faint memories of the estate? Why did their father want them to be sequestered there together? And what is out there they feel pulling them into the dark heart of the woods?
The Homecoming is at once a gripping mystery, a chilling exploration of how our memories can both define and betray us, and a riveting page-turner that will have you questioning your very existence.
Mystifying, unique, and eerily disconcerting!
The Homecoming is a darkly intense, unconventional thriller that takes us into the life of the Quinlan family as they find themselves isolated, vulnerable, confused, and terrorized by an unknown threat.
The prose is calculated and taut. The characters are complex, mysterious, and tormented. And the plot unravels quickly into a horrifying tale of dreams, secrets, manipulation, perception, betrayal, violence, murder, and the shadowy corners of familial life.
Overall, The Homecoming is a spooky, deliciously uncomfortable reading experience that gets darker and murkier with each page you turn and is a chilling reminder that monsters of one form or another actually exist and in a world where science and technology are advancing at an alarming rate anything is possible.
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Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.