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The Homecoming

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  1,420 ratings  ·  350 reviews
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
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Simon & Schuster
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Goodreader It did flag my attention, but it technically would be possible so I didn't think too much about. It is stated that Aaron and Bridge are 22 years apart…moreIt did flag my attention, but it technically would be possible so I didn't think too much about. It is stated that Aaron and Bridge are 22 years apart, so if, hypothetically, the mother had been in her early 20s when she'd had Aaron, she'd have been in her mid-40s when she had Bridge, which is far from impossible. (less)

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Chelsea Humphrey
"When mom called to tell me the news, I was surprised at first that Raymond Quinlan was capable of something so human as dying."

Some phrases that might describe this book: "WTF", "OMG", and "STFU"... I think you get the picture.

I am at a total loss for words here folks, and I mean that in a positive manner. You're tipped off from the very beginning in knowing that something strange is going on with this dysfunctional family, but the reader is dropped right into the middle of the story without m
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Homecoming was an unexpected and thoroughly entertaining read! 🤯

I went into the book blind and was grateful that not only had I forgotten any reviews I may have previously read but I couldn't even recall the synopsis. What a treat it was to let this one unfold as I read. Honestly, I was straight up confused while reading. I found myself wondering if this was a mystery, a thriller, horror, a ghost story or a smorgasbord of all of the above. My mind was spinning with theories - and to my delig
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a mind bender of a horror thriller that came as a complete surprise, it was nothing like what I might have expected it to be. This is the 1st novel I have read by Andrew Pyper, and it certainly made an impact. Raymond Quinlan has died, his wife and three children arrive at Belfountain, a huge remote forested estate, with a fairytale castle, for the reading of the will. It comes as a shock to be informed that Raymond is immensely wealthy, and his assets will be divided between the family ...more
Absolutely mind blowing!
It was time for something a bit different! And this fit the bill perfectly!

Ray Quinlan the patriarch of the family just passed away. But before he did he made arrangements for his widow, 3 children Aaron, Franny and Bridge to gather at his multi-acre compound in the Northwest.
It’s to be the location for the reading of his last will and testament.

Ray Quinlan has always leaned toward the eccentric side, drifting in and out of his familys’ lives. Sadly, no one in the fam
Everything about this book sounded right in my wheelhouse and the rave reviews coming in only solidified my feelings so I just couldn't hold off reading this any longer.

Aaaaaannnnnddddddd.....WTF was that? Seriously!

This is not at all the book I was expecting.

The Quinlans have been whisked away to a mansion in the middle of the rain forest in the Pacific Northwest on behalf of their absentee and now deceased father. In order for any of them to receive their substantial inheritance they need to
Susanne  Strong
5 Insanely Brilliant Stars!

Well, WHOA! What on earth did I just read? Crazy, Creepy, Dark and Ominous. Oh and did I say Frakking GREAT!? Yeah, that too. Wowza!

The Quinlan family is called to the family lodge in the Pacific Northwest after the passing of Raymond Quinlan, their husband and father. The Lodge is surrounded by woodlands, cabins and as it turns out, campgrounds. The stipulations of his will states that the Quinlans (Aaron, Bridge, Franny and their mother) must stay on the grounds, se
Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
2.5 stars. I enjoyed the writing, but couldn’t connect to the characters or storyline.

Aaron Quinlan reunites with his family after his father dies. He, along with his mother and siblings, are summoned to a large, hidden estate to discuss the details of his father’s will. They learn of the enormous sum of money that will be split between them under one condition – they must remain on the estate together for thirty days without any contact outside of its gates starting immediately. What unfolds af
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Homecoming by Andrew Pyper is a freaking ride of a book, it's like one of those rollercoasters that has a slow run up whilst your nerves start to jingle and then all of a sudden WOOSH it just takes off and your holding on for dear life, at the end your nerves are shot and your left trying to catch your breath, that's this book.
When reading you think you have this story pegged from the start trust me you don't and then you have the twist thrown in my flipping god.😮
I never expected this book
Erin Clemence
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

When Aaron Quinlan’s father dies, a stipulation of the Will states that, in order to receive the large fortune his father had, he must spend a month, with just his sisters and mother, in the large, secret estate his father owned. Although a stipulation involves absolutely no contact with the outside world in any way, Aaron and his family reluctantly agree to the challenge. However
Feb 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3+ stars

This was well written and well done, but ultimately it wasn't really my kind of read. I like my mysteries and psychological thrillers rooted in the complexity of the characters and interesting situations. I'm not big into action packed plots or chase scenes. The Homecoming started out with all the right ingredients. After the death of his father, the narrator, his mother and his two siblings are taken to a place deep in the woods ostensibly to find out about their father's will. However,
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"A patchwork of a man. One who’s no longer a man. An undead scarecrow who leapt from its post. Clothes so stained by dirt, by blood they cling to him like plastic wrap.”

How can you not be intrigued by the above statement and creeped out?! I had been hearing very good things about Andrew Pyper so I decided to take a chance on reading The Homecoming... and OH MY I'm so glad that I did.

WOW... talk about CREEPY and ghostly!

A family has learned that their father has passed and they must meet up at h
Krystin Rachel
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Opening Hook: Daddy had secrets.
Main Character: A normal guy wearing a good guy suit.
Plot Twisty-ness: Lost in the woods without a sense of direction.

I’m a huge fan of Blake Crouch. And this book by Andrew Pyper is giving me some serious Crouch vibes and I’m not mad about it. This is the first I’ve ever read of Pyper but it probably won’t be my last, because The Homecoming was pretty much the shit if you’re into dark thrillers with a horror-sci-fi undertone.

The Quinlan fam
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
2.5 stars

Reading of a will, remote rainforest estate, a family secluded from the outside world and surrounded by danger.

Ok hmm, what did I just read here? Sounds like an easy plot to wrap your head around. Well, I am really not sure what this story was all about after reading this one.

The Homecoming started off as an intriguing and interesting read and the twists to this one became terrifying here for our characters. The suspense and tension increased until about ¾ of the way and then it took
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Could you go 30 days without a Mobile Phone, Internet, TV and Alcohol, if so you’ll be financially rewarded.

I’m sure most people have seen that hypothetical proposition on social media, that is the choice that Aaron and he’s siblings are present after their father dies.
To receive their inheritance they must spend that time in a secluded cabin in the deep mountains.

Pyper takes that simple question and completely turns it on its head in an interesting crazy way.
Let’s just say that their stay isn’t
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
I thought the premise of Homecoming sounded great - a family has to stay on an isolated property for 30 days without any contact with the outside world in order to inherit a big pot of money. I couldn't wait to dive in!

Unfortunately, this book and I, we never clicked. I was not a fan of the writing style, the narrative felt rushed to me, not building enough suspense. I had also problems connecting with the characters who seemed to lack emotions in some dramatic situations. Also some of their act
Monika Sadowski
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was my first book written by Andrew Pyper and definitely not the last one. Wow, what a roller-coaster, I love books with twists like this one. Nothing I could predict or assume. Fast page turner for sure. Characters very well developed, I got few favorites. I highly recommend to those who enjoy thriller/mystery genre.

Thank you to Net Galley and Simon & Schuster for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
What the &$#% did I just read?! Andrew Pyper's The Homecoming is a bizarre, yet utterly gripping suspense treat for thriller and suspense aficionados. This family drama starts off with Aaron Quinlan and his much younger sister Bridit (aka Bridge) on their way to their estranged father, Ray Quinlan's funeral. Once they meet up with their mother and other sister Franny, the four of them are seated with their father's estate attorney Mr. Fogarty. They are told that they must spend thirty days a ...more
Sadie Hartmann
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Let me just start off by saying that I'm going to avoid discussing plot details that are anything above and beyond what you can readily gather from the summary.
My suggestion is that you skip the summary AND any reviews (other than mine of course *wink*) and just go into this one blind.
Mother Horror notes: It took me a little while to get involved. To settle in and to enjoy myself. I kept wanting to get out ahead of the pacing and muscle through the confusion but I wish I would have reminded myse
The Homecoming is a riveting psychological thriller by bestselling author Andrew Pyper.
Bestselling author Andrew Pyper returns with a fascinating psychological thriller about how the people you’ve known your whole life can suddenly become strangers.

All I can say is this book blew me away…and not at all what I was expecting. I suggest you go into this book blind.

What if everything you knew about the people you loved was a lie?

After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan tra
Liz Barnsley
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Homecoming was a strange and eerie tale of monsters both real and imagined within the tale of a dysfunctional family like no other, although the reasons for this are shrouded in mystery…
Staying a month in isolation in return for a multi million pound pay out doesn’t sound like too much of a stretch- but that’s always assuming you can survive it, especially when strange things happen and you begin to lose touch with reality.
This is where we start, a codicil in a will and a family’s tacit unde
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 l
Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
3.5 STARS - This is my first book by Canadian author Andrew Pyper. He had been on my radar for a bit and I had even attended a library event he was at a couple of years ago but hadn't picked up one of his books until The Homecoming caught my eye. I went into this book rather blind, only reading the blurb and I highly suggest other readers do the same.

With The Homecoming, I expected a standard suspenseful read about a flawed and damaged family and while the dysfunction runs rampant in this family
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
The Homecoming, a mystery thriller book, was a solid 4.5 stars.
After the family patriarch dies, his family gathers together to a remote location for the reading of the will (per his request). It is in this remote location that his family learns that they must stay there for the next 30 days to get their inheritance. The catch-no technology allowed! With millions on the line, they all reluctantly agree to stay.
The Homecoming is an incredibly creepy, original and “what the hell?!” kind of book.
Mogsy (MMOGC)
2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I had such high hopes for The Homecoming by Andrew Pyper, the author one of my favorite horror novels, The Damned. Unfortunately, this book only left me with disappointment as well as an incredulous disbelief at how such a great premise could turn out to be such a mess. And it’s a real shame, because the beginning showed so much promise.

Our story begins in the isolated vastness of the Pacific Northwest rainforest as a limo
Toni Osborne
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
“The Homecoming”, is a gripping psychological mystery and quite an intriguing puzzle that unravels before our eyes.

This is a weird story and a scary one indeed. It recounts how with their mother the Quinlans’ siblings are asked to travel to a vast remote property to hear the reading of their father’s will. There is one condition: to inherit the fortune they must stay at the estate for one month without contact with the outside world. They soon find out that the people they knew all your life ha
Aga Durka
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Well, this was not what I expected…what a creepy, scary, unexpected, mind blowing surprise this was! I mean I knew this was going to be a thriller/suspense read, but I was not expecting all the horror scenes in it! There were times at night while reading this book when I was genuinely scared to get of the couch and walk into my kitchen! I was convinced that there was a stranger’s face peering through my window!!! So spooky!!
While reading this novel I kept remembering different movies/boo
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
When their absentee father dies, Aaron, Bridge and Franny Quinlan travel to his secluded property to hear the reading of his will, as they arrive they see their mother already there.

The terms of his will state they all have to stay at the property together for 30 days or they will forfeit their claim to the inheritance. After their initial disbelief and indignation they all decide to stay because 'how bad can it actually be?' and it will give them all a chance to reconnect and begin to understan
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was sent to me by the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review.

It's been quite a while since I've read a book by Pyper, and now that I've read his new release I'm asking myself why it took me so long to read him again. I read The Demonologist when it was released in 2013. I feel like my method for reviewing has changed quite a bit since then, and I sort of want to revisit that book to see if I still feel the same way as I did when I wrote my original review. Honestly, I fe
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
I really enjoyed The Homecoming, the first Pyper book I have read.

After all what is not to like, big creepy house, dysfunctional family, dark dark woods, mysterious happenings, an inheritance and then mix it all up with a bit of horror, sci-fi and a hinted at dystopian world. My only problem was at the end, now I love the odd ambiguous ending but this left me way too many questions about the outside world and the main character, and I felt it needed one more chapter!
Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
The Homecoming was one heck of an attention grabber. Once I read the synopsis I knew that I wanted to read it, and the cover pulled me in with its comforting yet sinister scene. The story started off with a bang, and I was hooked.

Andrew Pyper developed an exquisite, multi-layered plot of deception and betrayal. I loved the fact that there was always another twist or turn right around the corner. He kept his chapters short, which I found was an exceptionally useful tool in propelling the story fo
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Andrew Pyper is the author of ten novels, including the forthcoming THE RESIDENCE (September 2020). Among his previous books, THE DEMONOLOGIST won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel and was selected for the Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2013 and Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2013. LOST GIRLS won the Arthur Ellis Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Yea ...more

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