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 all 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.
Surgeon Aaron Quinlan, the 36-year-old narrator of this brilliant thriller set in the Pacific Northwest from Pyper (The Demonologist), learns that his father, Raymond, a secretive workaholic who was mostly absent from Aaron's life, has died. The next day, a car picks up Aaron and his 14-year-old sister, Bridge, and the pair are driven by "someone who won't even look" at them to a huge wooded property, where they join their mother and their 35-year-old sister, Franny. Raymond's attorney explains that the man's will grants an even division of the multimillion-dollar estate on the condition that all four of them remain on the grounds for 30 days; supplies would be delivered, but the Quinlans would be without cellphones or any other means of contacting the outside world. They agree, but come to regret that decision after some terrifying encounters with a deranged man who appears bent on harming them. This figure proves to be only the first of several threats to their safety. Pyper fairly lays the groundwork for the truth behind their experiences, and readers will be invested in the thoughtfully constructed characters. Fans of Josh Malerman's Bird Box will be pleased.