Sunday, December 06, 2020

Six crime novels that prove you can’t go home again

Tessa Wegert is the author of Death in the Family and The Dead Season, part of the Shana Merchant series of mysteries.

At CrimeReads, Wegert tagged six "crime fiction novels that rely on home as a major theme," including:
The Homecoming by Andrew Pyper

Most homecomings have as much to do with family as with place. When that family is highly dysfunctional and the place is straight out of The Twilight Zone, you know things are bound to be interesting.

In The Homecoming, a forced family reunion incited by the death of an absentee father catches the Quinlans completely off guard. Raymond Quinlan’s last will and testament states that his family must remain on the property of his secluded estate for thirty days in order to reap his unexpected wealth.

It’s an opportunity for the Quinlans to learn more about the mysterious man and his life beyond his family. Trouble is, the secrets he’s been harboring are hazardous and put his family into twisted situations the likes of which they could never have imagined.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue