Upbound

Upbound

Seven-year-old Karl Stevenson loves jigsaw puzzles, but he soon encounters a jumbo in real-life when his beloved Uncle Douglas unexpectedly dies. Suspicious circumstances surround the death, and Karl refuses to believe that his uncle is gone forever. It takes a casual remark by his babysitter to turn Karl down a different path. His newborn brother, Samuel, eerily has some of the same characteristics as Uncle Douglas. Could Samuel be his uncle reincarnated? Truly a hope worth exploring, Karl believes, unaware of the personal cost involved.

From childhood through his teen years, Karl grapples with his uncle's death and deals with family secrets and escalating resistance from those closest to him. With the pieces of the mystery slowly coming together, Karl must discover the truth, no matter the serious consequences to his family and friends-or to himself.

Set in the scenic Niagara Peninsula, where the Welland Canal climbs the Niagara Escarpment, this gripping novel shares one boy's quest to solve a puzzle of deathly proportions.