If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have a loved one returned to you after their death, read this book! The International Bureau of the Returned, has been inundated with people returning from the dead all over the world. The Returned are not zombies, ghosts or vampires - just humans. They are returning at an alarming rate, and the Bureau is trying to interview each individual about their “returned” experiences. Nine year old Jacob is one such Returned, and his parents Lucille and Harold are trying their best to handle him. When Harold and Jacob are caught and sent to a “Returned Camp” Lucille takes matters into her own hands. The author touches on many types of Returned including war criminals, a famous artist and the elderly. This is a deeply touching read.