Win 1 of 5 Copies of THE RETURNED Novel by Seth Patrick


The Returned hit the UK in July 2013 on Channel 4. It attracted nearly eight million viewers over the eight episodes and quickly became a cult phenomenon with high-profile fans such as Stephen King. It’s been shown world-wide, and won an International Emmy for Best Drama. With fantastic audience support, and amazing reviews in the press, Pan Macmillan is thrilled to be publishing novelizations of the first two series written by the author of The Reviver, Seth Patrick.

To celebrate the release of The Returned novel on 9th October 2014, we’ve 5 copies to give away to our readers, courtesy of Tor UK.


Camille: A young girl wakes cold and alone on the side of a mountain, with no memory of how she got there – and no idea that she died four years’ ago. When she arrives back home, her family are both thrilled and terrified. How can such a miracle be real?

Simon: A troubled young man comes back to find his fiancée is betrothed to another man. Jealous and angry, he cannot forgive that she has moved on with her life.

Victor: An enigmatic boy refusing to speak, possessed with a strange intensity that gives no clues as to his intentions. He’s lost. Equally as lost as the emotionally vulnerable Julie to whom Victor gives a reason for living.

Serge: Tormented and driven by a hunger so overpowering that not even death could keep him from his desires . . .

For your chance to win a copy of The Returned, simply comment below telling us which deceased actor or director would you like to see back in the filmmaking business?

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Monday 20th October 2014 and five valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• One entry per household
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• 5 winners will win 1x The Returned book

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  1. Michael Jackson.
    I know he is more of a song and dance man, but Thriller is like a movie, for people with short attention spans.
    But, the ingredients are all there.
    Plus, I think the world misses his presence in it.

  2. So many to choose from… One that pops straight in my head is James Dean – Such a screen presence and I’m too young to have seen his films at the time of realease

  3. alfred hitchcock because he was the master of suspense and with all the tech we have nowadays i would like to see him make some films now that anything is possible on screen.

  4. So many greats have passed it’s a really difficult one to answer, but I’ll go for Jimmy Stewart. I love all of his old films…they don’t make them like that anymore 😉

  5. Director has to be Alfred Hitchcock as his movies are amazing the supense he builds still gets me and actor would be Heath Ledger such a talent gone way to soon

  6. Michael Reeves, Director of Witchfinder General – died just 25 years old, & Vincent Price of course…

    Price: “Young man, I have made eighty-four films. What have you done?”
    Reeves: “I’ve made three good ones.”

  7. Way too many but probably Bruce Lee as I’d love to see what he thinks of todays “wire” using martial arts stars!

  8. Hitchcock, just to see how he could utilise today’m moen SFX and CGI to make movies. Besides, many of hsi films have never been surpassed for ‘edge of the seat’ thrills.

  9. Robin Williams. He was absolutely amazing and there isn’t a film that he has been in that I haven’t liked or loved. Sorely missed on the screen

  10. Like some of the other commentators I miss Hitchcocks deft touch at the helm. Would love to see what he made without the tight controls the sensors had over movies in the past.

  11. I’d like to see more of James Gandolfini, what an actor! He could convey menace with a look or a gesture, a true loss.

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