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All the Little Children

(2017)
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An Amazon Charts bestseller.

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?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"All the Little Children is one of those books that grips you from the start and never lets go. I was thinking about it long after I’d finished reading. It’s punchy, relevant, and horribly plausible, with a brilliant, flawed, brave narrator. The skillful interweaving of the frustrations of motherhood and the apocalypse makes this different from anything I’ve ever read before. And when I finished it I was crying on a train, and I didn’t care who saw me." - Emily Barr

"A thoroughly original mash-up of mom lit and apocalyptic fiction, All the Little Children is a thrilling ride. Jo Furniss expertly blends heart-racing suspense with moments of genuine emotion - and even dark humor. At last, mothers have an action hero to call their own." - Elizabeth Blackwell

"Jo Furniss weaves a terrifyingly realistic story of survival and resilience in her debut novel, All the Little Children. With a story that’s heart-pounding in pace and heart-wrenching in content, this up-and-coming author brings to life the universal plight of parenthood - how do I protect my children? Furniss answers this question and more with a chilling and beautifully woven tale that will keep you up turning the pages and wondering, ‘What if this happened to me?’" - Emily Bleeker

"Jo Furniss has written a hauntingly gripping tale layered in lyrical prose. A mother’s quest to save her children after a terrorist attack tests the limits of her endurance and leaves her with an agonizing choice. All the Little Children is a compelling page-turner from start to finish!" - Kylie Brant

"Marlene Greene is a very modern mother and all the more realistic for it. Jo Furniss has the ability to tap into emotions without sentimentality, leaving you thinking long after the story finishes." - Alice Clark-Platts

"All the Little Children is a moving, realistic, and suspenseful portrayal of the realities of motherhood. Marlene’s constant struggles with the balancing act of being a working mum take on an urgent meaning in this surreal, postapocalyptic context. This is literally a novel about surviving motherhood." - Balli Kaur Jaswal

"When the world changes overnight, all that is left is instinct - survival and maternal. This tense, emotional, and wholly absorbing book makes you wonder: What would I do?" - JJ Marsh

"Jo Furniss’s debut All the Little Children is unique, gorgeously written, and absolutely terrifying. With all the mystique of a dystopian novel, Furniss deftly explores the idea of ‘sacrificing one for the good of many,’ even when that one is your own child. Utterly compelling!" - Kate Moretti

"I devoured this novel in one day and [found] myself still thinking about it and Marlene long after I was finished. Jo Furniss’s characters are gripping, and the [plot] is fast-paced and relentless, each chapter leaving you breathless. I’m still reeling from the powerful story and the heart-stopping conclusion of this incredible debut novel." - Hollie Overton


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September 2017 : Paperback
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Title: All the Little Children
Author(s): Jo Furniss
ISBN: 1-5420-4568-1 / 978-1-5420-4568-1
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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October 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: All the Little Children
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ISBN: 1-5436-2773-0 / 978-1-5436-2773-2
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September 2017 : Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-5366-9086-4 / 978-1-5366-9086-6
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September 2017 : MP3 CD
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ISBN: 1-5366-9087-2 / 978-1-5366-9087-3
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September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All the Little Children
Author(s): Jo Furniss
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