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Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

  

Praise for Fierce Kingdom

“Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible.”
—The New York Times

“Heart-stopping . . . A haunting story that will keep readers frantically turning pages until the very end, Fierce Kingdom is a stunning novel you’ll be talking about all summer long.”
—Bustle

“This is the sort of book that . . . is impossible to put down until its resolution. . . . It is also—and this was unexpected, in such a page-turning, adrenaline-soaked read—an eloquent and meditative insight into motherhood and what it means, its many small trials and joys and wonders.”
—The Guardian

“Fierce Kingdom unfolds at a rapid-fire pace with each chapter upping the tension and danger.”
—BookPage

“It tore at every maternal fiber in my body. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow

“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

“I devoured it in one breathless sitting. Outstanding.”
—Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go

“Phillips’ characters are exquisitely rendered, her prose is artful and evocative . . . Poignant and profound, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will shatter readers like a bullet through bone.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A searing exploration of motherhood at its most basic.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Phillips manages to combine beautiful imagery with heart-pounding, nerve-fraying intensity. . . . Fans of literary page-turners, like Sunil Yapa’s Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, won’t want to miss this.”
—Booklist (starred review)

Review 

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Its all visceral, feelings and fear, and things that go bump in the night in the jungle, as the tale injects you into your seat into one day in a Zoo when it all goes horribly wrong and shifts to a nightmarish evening.
Nerd mother, who has super hero references to all things living, has a day where she must play to the stage and be a super hero herself, for her son.
You could sit and think over for a second the most dangerous animal in the zoo, but in this tale its not quite what you would envisage.
The narrative, the perspective of the telling, and the characters, have you unrelentingly reading on ahead, written in a short sharp way to match the momentum, this has not sentences to sit back and enjoy too long, the prose matches the showing, and the evokes the thrill, the fear, the need for safety in the reader’s mind, with some characters to care for.
Panic room anyone? 

 

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Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 27 July 2017