When I decided to undertake a mad reading around the UK challenge earlier in the year, I was contacted by author Jo Furniss to see if I’d be interested in reading a book set in Shropshire. As Shropshire is my home county, I was already intrigued, and when I heard the premise of the story, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. It has sat on my kindle for a while, but with the book set for publication tomorrow, I thought it was about time to metaphorically dust if off and have a gander. I’ll let you know what I thought in just a moment, as soon as I’ve shared the important booky bits.
The Official Book Blurb
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?