“When a family camping trip takes a dark turn, how far will one mother go to keep her family safe?
Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children—until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost.
Knowing something terrible has happened, Marlene suspects that the isolation of the remote campsite is all that’s protecting her family. But the arrival of a lost boy reveals they are not alone in the woods, and as the unfolding disaster ravages the land, more youngsters seek refuge under her wing. The lives of her own children aren’t the only ones at stake.
When their sanctuary is threatened, Marlene faces the mother of all dilemmas: Should she save her own kids or try to save them all?”
Welcome one and all to my stop on this tour for ‘All The Little Children’ by the brilliant Jo Furniss.
Be prepared for a non stop ride from start to finish; thrills, mystery and in the end a story about family, no matter what.
There are no fuzzy introductions, no back story to ease you in, you are dropped in the deep end. Despite the ubrupt beginning I found the story quickly established itsself. The main character Marlene Greene handles being flung into a post apocalyptic world the way any of us probably would, by any means nessesery. There are lots of children in this story and I liked how this didn’t shy away from difficult situations and the outcome of them.
If you like descriptive stories then this has enough for all of you, I like listening and watching the story in my head and well described scenes such as the ones found here make it a joy.
The narrator for this fine tale is Fiona Hardingham, a new name to me but gave each character life, both young and old. With great voice distinction you soon got to know each character like they were sitting with you.
My only wish would be to know a bit more of the back story of the main characters, but if that’s all I have then I cannot complain.
It has been great to be a part of this tour, so if you are wanting to experience the apocalypse from a slightly different angle then this will definitely be one for you.
You can buy it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Little-Children-Jo-Furniss-ebook/dp/B01MR8641A
You can follow Jo Furniss here: @Jo_Furniss
Jo Furniss website: http://www.jofurniss.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After spending a decade as a broadcast journalist for the BBC, Jo Furniss gave up the
glamour of night shifts to become a freelance writer and serial expatriate. Originally from the
UK, she lived in Switzerland and Cameroon, and currently resides with her family in
As a journalist, Jo has worked for numerous online outlets and magazines, including
Monocle, The Economist, Business Traveller, Expat Living (Singapore) and Swiss News. Jo
has also edited books for a Nobel Laureate and the Palace of the Sultan of Brunei. She has
a Distinction in MA Professional Writing from Falmouth University. In 2015 she founded
http://www.SWAGlit.com—an online literary magazine for writers in Singapore.