This book is a good read. It is interesting from the beginning to the end, very well written. One wonders if a past life can really come back to us in dreams. Personally I defiantly think they can. The author brings us to Australia where mysterious murders happen. The past life dreams give Jacob clues to conflict that seem to have conspire a generation ago. He is compelled to go to North Queensland to discover what these dreams mean. Interesting links to past lives is discoved mixed with a murder intrigue that keeps us guessing. I enjoyed the book and I got to spend a little time traveling and getting a feel for of Australia. Excellent. - Linda Beauvaris. 5 Stars
The blurb of the book, grabbed by attention right from the get go and after a few chapters in, I knew that I was going to really like it.
I don't do spoilers, so here are a few things that I really liked. The characters were well developed and continued to be so, as the story developed. Loved the pace of it.
I spent a year in Australia, so it felt like I was personally taking a trip through the northern parts of the vast and wonderful country. Russell delivers the crossover of reincarnated souls incredibly well. Look forward to reading more of his work - Amazon Customer 4 Stars
The Returning slowly reeled me in. Before I knew it I was hooked! The story is captivating and has a unique premise. Russell J. Perry uses his intimate knowledge of Australia to create a landscape that helps breathe realism in to his cast of characters.
The Returning slowly builds momentum until it's ripping along like a runaway freight-train. If you enjoy a good mystery then read The Returning today! - Roland Byrd - 5 Stars
Jacob Shaunessy is having vivid dreams of romantic interludes with a beautiful young woman. She is familiar to him and yet, he can't find her in his memories.
He knows instinctively that the exotic locations of the dreams are in the northern tropics of Australia; however, he has never been to that part of the world.
They lead him to a small town in Far North Queensland where he and his best mate Mick Dyson are drawn deeper into a dark mystery which reaches back almost 80 years, and will plunge them into the depths of revenge and violent death, as the past comes forward in a final attempt to end a deadly vendetta.