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Not quite what I expected,
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This review is from: The Returned (The Returned Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This book took an interesting and, in my experience, new idea and to an extent wasted it.
From the very start it is clear that the dead are returning to life. Why? Who knows? Not me and I just finished the book. The author explores human reaction to the return of very large numbers of dead people to life. The earliest returnees appear to date from world war 2 , again there is no explanation as to why.
The exploration of reaction to the phenomena is pretty limited. At the end no one, either character or reader, knows why the dead, or at least some of them came back, nor why, in the end the appear to become dead again?? It is hinted, but not confirmed that the dead actually rise from their graves, though, they may travel across the world while doing so. No mention of cremation!
A frustrating read, perhaps intentionally. In my view a good and novel idea was wasted by a disappointingly thin story.