The Returned

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 2,173 ratings

The First Publisher's Summary

In Jason Mott's haunting and unforgettable debut novel, The Returned, an impossible miracle is occurring all across the globe. Read how it all begins in this short story, The First.

It's been just over a year since Edmund Blithe died, and just over a month since his fiancee, Emily, stopped wearing her engagement ring. Emily has finally begun to move on… Until Edmund mysteriously and inexplicably returns, sending the world - and Emily - into a tailspin.

Edmund is only just the beginning. Around the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond, seeking only to reenter the lives they left behind. As the world dives deep into uncertainty, Emily and Edmund are determined to find their way back to one another…even if it means risking everything.

The reappearances continue in The Sparrow, and look for The Returned from Harlequin MIRA, a moving tale of a family given a second chance at life and a world where nothing - not even death - is certain.

©2013 Jason Mott (P)2013 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 0.25

    • The First

    • A Prequel to 'The Returned'
    • By: Jason Mott
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 671
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 581
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 586

    It's been just over a year since Edmund Blithe died, and just over a month since his fiancee, Emily, stopped wearing her engagement ring. Emily has finally begun to move on - until Edmund mysteriously and inexplicably returns. Edmund is only just the beginning. Around the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond, seeking only to reenter the lives they left behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Under the Spell

    • By Madeleine Poe on 08-07-13

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 0.5

    • The Sparrow

    • A Prequel to 'The Returned'
    • By: Jason Mott
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 455

    When Heather and Matt Campbell find 10-year-old Tatiana Rusesa on the side of the highway, she is thousands of miles away from her village in Sierra Leone. She hasn't seen her family in almost two decades, not since she and her mother were killed by rebel soldiers. Now Tatiana has inexplicably returned, a lost orphan with no place to call home. As the world dives deeper into uncertainty and chaos, Heather is determined to save Tatiana and help her find her way back to her family. But how much is she willing to lose to protect a girl she doesn't even know?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Touching prequel that will leave you wondering...

    • By AudioAddict on 09-27-13

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 0.75

    • The Choice

    • A Prequel to 'The Returned'
    • By: Jason Mott
    • Narrated by: David Ledoux
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 446

    Peter Galvin was just 17 when Tracy Whitland - the love of his life - vanished without a trace. In the years after her death, he had finally moved on, gotten married, started a family. He is content with his life now - happy, even - until Tracy suddenly and inexplicably returns.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My least favorite of the three prequels

    • By AudioAddict on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 1

    • The Returned

    • A Novel
    • By: Jason Mott
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 449

    Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds healed through the grace of time.... Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep - flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old. All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • You'd Want to Return It

    • By FanB14 on 09-15-13

    Regular price: $17.96