The Returned by Jason Mott
What would happen if the dead started coming back? Simply started returning? No one knows why they are coming back, or how, but they are returning in great numbers all over the world. The returned typically show up miles, or even continents, away from their original homes.
Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s son Jacob died tragically back in 1966. Now, Jacob shows up on their porch looking and acting exactly like the eight-year old boy they buried over fifty years ago. Is this boy a miracle? Or is he something else? Is he even Jacob?
This book raises a lot of questions: how would the government deal with returned? How would the general public? Are they actually people? Some questions are answered, some not. The premise brings up many ethical and philosophical questions and it is interesting to follow the changes in this small
town as they are inundated with the returned. North Carolina