Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s eight-year-old son, Jacob, died tragically in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him…. Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, still eight years old.
All over the world people’s loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why, whether it’s a miracle or a sign of the end. But as chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality.
When I bought this book I had no idea it was the book behind the TV series “Resurrection” which I had seen commercials for but not had the time to watch yet.
I was quickly drawn into the story of the couple Harold and Lucille who lost their son (Jacob) in 1966, how their relationship got stuck in a rut after this traumatizing experience and the confusing feelings that emerges when their dead son appears at their door step as one of the returned, not aged a day even though decades had passed since his own passing.
When he died once, is he still their son when returning? How did he return? And what will happen to them?
All over the world the dead keeps on returning. Some see it as a miracle and other as an abomination. How will they cope with the possibility of overpopulation if the dead doesn’t stop returning?
This story is intriguing and a good example of how we too often react to what is new and unknown to us and how love works in mysterious ways.
I give it five stars and my warmest recommendations!
One of my favorite quotes from “The Returned”:
“Mommies are always okay because the world couldn’t get along without them. That’s what my daddy said back before he died. He said that mommies were the reason the whole world worked the way it did and that without mommies everybody would be mean and hungry and people would be fighting all the time and nothing good would ever happen to anybody.”
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