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Gin Phillips - Author

About the Author

Gin Phillips grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and has been writing for as long as she can remember. After earning a degree in Political Journalism, Gin worked as a freelance magazine writer for nearly a decade. She's lived in Ireland, Thailand, New York, and Washington, D.C. Gin now lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, her kids, and her schnoodle.

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Fierce Kingdom

Fierce Kingdom

Author: Gin Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

'Enthralling. Tense' Daily Mail 'An outdoors version of Emma Donoghue's Room' The Sunday Times 'Gripping. Unputdownable' Sun 'A powerful, unsettling book' Guardian 'Captivating and beautifully written' Daily Express `Riveting and beautiful, and all too real.' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR 'Tense, shocking, heartbreaking. So good.' C J Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN `It tore at every maternal fibre in my body. I couldn't put it down.' Fiona Barton, author of THE CHILD ************ Lincoln is a good boy. At the age of four, he is curious, clever and well behaved. He does as his mum says and knows what the rules are. 'The rules are different today. The rules are that we hide and do not let the man with the gun find us.' When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved son. She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all costs - even if it means crossing the line between right and wrong; between humanity and animal instinct. It's a line none of us would ever normally dream of crossing. But sometimes the rules are different. ************ `A page-turning, adrenaline-soaked read . . . an eloquent and meditative insight into motherhood and what it means, its many small trials and wonders.' Alison Flood, Observer `I devoured it in one breathless sitting. Outstanding.' Clare Mackintosh, author of LET ME LIE and I SEE YOU `Unbearably tense and yet beautifully written. After finishing, I pulled my loved ones a little closer.' Paula Daly, author of THE MISTAKE I MADE 'I was absolutely captivated by this book. So, so tense, but wonderfully written. The perfect book.' Gillian McAllister, author of EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH Previously published as Fierce Kingdom.

Fierce Kingdom

Fierce Kingdom

Author: Gin Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

'Enthralling. Tense' Daily Mail 'An outdoors version of Emma Donoghue's Room' The Sunday Times 'Gripping. Unputdownable' Sun 'A powerful, unsettling book' Guardian 'Captivating and beautifully written' Daily Express `Riveting and beautiful, and all too real.' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR 'Tense, shocking, heartbreaking. So good.' C J Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN `It tore at every maternal fibre in my body. I couldn't put it down.' Fiona Barton, author of THE CHILD ************ Lincoln is a good boy. At the age of four, he is curious, clever and well behaved. He does as his mum says and knows what the rules are. 'The rules are different today. The rules are that we hide and do not let the man with the gun find us.' When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved son. She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all costs - even if it means crossing the line between right and wrong; between humanity and animal instinct. It's a line none of us would ever normally dream of crossing. But sometimes the rules are different. ************ `A page-turning, adrenaline-soaked read . . . an eloquent and meditative insight into motherhood and what it means, its many small trials and wonders.' Alison Flood, Observer `I devoured it in one breathless sitting. Outstanding.' Clare Mackintosh, author of LET ME LIE and I SEE YOU `Unbearably tense and yet beautifully written. After finishing, I pulled my loved ones a little closer.' Paula Daly, author of THE MISTAKE I MADE 'I was absolutely captivated by this book. So, so tense, but wonderfully written. The perfect book.' Gillian McAllister, author of EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH Previously published as Fierce Kingdom.

Fierce

Fierce

Author: Gin Phillips Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Fierce by Gin Phillips, read by Cassandra Campbell.Lincoln is a good boy. At the age of four, he is curious, clever and well behaved. He does as his mum says and knows what the rules are.'The rules are different today. The rules are that we hide and do not let the man with the gun find us.'When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved son. She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all costs - even if it means crossing the line between right and wrong; between humanity and animal instinct.It's a line none of us would ever normally dream of crossing.But sometimes the rules are different.************'Enthralling. Tense' Daily Mail'An outdoors version of Emma Donoghue's Room' The Sunday Times'Gripping. Unputdownable' Sun'A powerful, unsettling book' Guardian'Captivating and beautifully written' Daily Express'Riveting and beautiful, and all too real.' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR'Tense, shocking, heartbreaking. So good.' C J Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN'It tore at every maternal fibre in my body. I couldn't put it down.' Fiona Barton, author of THE CHILDPreviously published as Fierce Kingdom.

FIERCE KINGDOM

FIERCE KINGDOM

Author: Gin Phillips Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Dzhoan i ee chetyrekhletnij syn s udovol'stviem proveli v zooparke celyj den'. I im ne hochetsya uhodit', no ostalos' vsego neskol'ko minut do zakrytiya, a potomu mama s synom speshat k vyhodu. Odnako po doroge k vorotam zooparka Dzhoan slyshit strannye zvuki, napominayushchie vystrely, a potom vidit na zemle lezhashchih v neestestvennyh pozah lyudej. I ona ponimaet: oni s synom okazalis' v lovushke, slovno dikie zveri. V panike Dzhoan podhvatyvaet syna na ruki i bezhit vglub' zooparka, zhelaya najti bezopasnoe ukrytie. Lyuboj cenoj ona dolzhna zashchitit' rebenka. Na chto ona gotova pojti radi ehtogo?Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

Fierce Kingdom

Fierce Kingdom

Author: Gin Phillips Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2017

One of the New York Times Book Review's Best Crime Novels of 2017';Warning: you'll finish this in one sitting.' TheSkimm ';Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible.' The New York TimesAn electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she'll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hoursthe entire scope of the novelshe keeps on running. Joan's intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itselfthe hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machinesis all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itselffrom its tender moments of grace to its savage powerFierce Kingdomasks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?

Fierce Kingdom

Fierce Kingdom

Author: Gin Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

OBSERVER THRILLER OF THE MONTH `A page-turning, adrenaline-soaked read . . . an eloquent and meditative insight into motherhood and what it means, its many small trials and wonders.' Alison Flood, Observer `I devoured it in one breathless sitting. Outstanding.' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You `It tore at every maternal fibre in my body. I couldn't put it down.' Fiona Barton, author of The Widow ************ Lincoln is a good boy. At the age of four, he is curious, clever and well behaved. He does as his mum says and knows what the rules are. 'The rules are different today. The rules are that we hide and do not let the man with the gun find us.' When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved son. She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all costs - even if it means crossing the line between right and wrong; between humanity and animal instinct. It's a line none of us would ever normally dream of crossing. But sometimes the rules are different. ************ `Fierce Kingdom is a bold exploration of the ferocity of a mother's love - riveting and beautiful, and all too real. You'll find yourself asking, what would I do? It's brilliant.' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door `Unbearably tense and yet beautifully written, Fierce Kingdom demands to be read in one sitting. After finishing, I pulled my loved ones a little closer.' Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made 'I was absolutely captivated by this book. So, so tense, but wonderfully written. The perfect book.' Gillian McAllister, author of Everything But The Truth

Fierce Kingdom

Fierce Kingdom

Author: Gin Phillips Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips.'I devoured it in one breathless sitting. Outstanding.' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You'It tore at every maternal fibre in my body. I couldn't put it down.' Fiona Barton, author of The Widow************Lincoln is a good boy. At the age of four, he is curious, clever and well behaved. He does as his mum says and knows what the rules are.'The rules are different today. The rules are that we hide and do not let the man with the gun find us.'When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved son. She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all costs - even if it means crossing the line between right and wrong; between humanity and animal instinct.It's a line none of us would ever normally dream of crossing.But sometimes the rules are different.************'Fierce Kingdom is a bold exploration of the ferocity of a mother's love - riveting and beautiful, and all too real. You'll find yourself asking, what would I do? It's brilliant.' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door'Unbearably tense and yet beautifully written, Fierce Kingdom demands to be read in one sitting. After finishing, I pulled my loved ones a little closer.' Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made'I was absolutely captivated by this book. So, so tense, but wonderfully written. The perfect book.' Gillian McAllister, author of Everything But The Truth

Come In and Cover Me

Come In and Cover Me

Author: Gin Phillips Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2012

When Ren was only twelve years old, she lost her older brother, Scott, to a car accident. Since then, Scott has been a presence in her life, appearing with a snatch of a song or a reflection in the moonlight. Now, twenty-five years later, her talent for connecting with the ghosts around her has made her especially sensitive as an archaeologist. More than just understanding the bare outline of how our ancestors lived, Ren is dedicated to re-creating lives and stories, to breathing life into those who occupied this world long before us. On the cusp of the most important discovery of her career, it is ghosts who are guiding her way. But what do two long-dead Mimbres women have to tell Ren about herself? And what message do they have about her developing relationship with a fellow archaeologist, the first man to really know her since her brother's death? Come In and Cover Me is the moving story of a woman learning to let go of the past in order to move forward with her own future. Written with the same warmth and depth of feeling that drew readers to The Well and the Mine, Phillips's debut, Come In and Cover Me is a haunting and engrossing new novel.

The Well And The Mine

The Well And The Mine

Author: Gin Phillips Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2009

The gripping debut novel from the author of FIERCE KINGDOM, and a story about the power of the human spirit to give comfort in times of hardship.In 1931 Carbon Hill, a small Alabama coal-mining town, nine-year-old Tess Moore watches from the darkness of her back porch as a strange woman lifts the cover off the family well and tosses a baby in without a word.It is the height of the Depression; while Tess's father, Albert, performs backbreaking and dangerous work at the mine, her mother, Leta, makes do without meat on her table. But the family are luckier than most; the food they can grow on their plot of land has so far saved them from the crippling poverty and near-starvation that besets their neighbours. As Tess tries to unravel the mystery of the woman at the well, a portrait emerges of a family and a community struggling to survive the darkest of times. Resonant, vivid and clear-eyed in its portrayal of both the best and the worst of human nature, The Well and the Mine is a stunning novel about love, hope and the importance of doing the right thing.

Well and the Mine

Well and the Mine

Author: Gin Phillips Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2009

In 1931 Carbon Hill, a small Alabama coal-mining town, nine-year-old Tess Moore watches a woman shove the cover off the family well and toss in a baby without a word. For the Moore family, focused on helping anyone in need during the Great Depression, the apparent murder forces them to face the darker side of their community and question the motivations of family and friends. Backbreaking work keeps most of the townspeople busy from dawn to dusk, and racial tensions abound. For parents, it's a time when a better life for the children means sacrificing health, time, and every penny that can be saved. For a miner, returning home after work is a possibility, not a certainty. However, next to daily thoughts of death, exhausting work, and race are the lingering pleasures of sweet tea, feather beds, and lightning bugs yet to be caught.

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