Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Into the Wild

Read Fierce Kingdom Online Free - “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

An 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 hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.

Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.

A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks 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?

Title : Fierce Kingdom
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ISBN : 0735224277
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Deanna rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 14, 2018

My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 2.5 Stars I really struggling with a rating for this book. I think I landed on 2.5 because I was caught up in the story and had to know how it was going to end. However, I did have some issues with it. When I read the descript...

Miriam rated it ★★★☆☆

July 06, 2017

When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved 4 year old 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! As a mother myself, I couldn'...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

June 10, 2017

3.5 They spent many happy days at the zoo, Joan and her 4 year old son, he playing with the action figures he lived. The playground at the zoo, and the zoo itself were wonderful places to mother and son, until the day that changed. The day, when after the announcement that the zoo was closing, an...

Arah-Lynda rated it ★★★★☆

June 13, 2017

Here it is evening already.  Evening!,  and I haven’t even thought about the dirty dishes or unmade bed, never mind dinner.   I have been in the Zoo with Joan and her precocious four year old son Lincoln.   They are hiding in the porcupine enclosure.  In the primate zone.   There are armed gunmen out...

Cheri rated it ★★★★☆

August 02, 2017

3.5 Stars There is a moment, in the beginning, where sweetness reigns, the innocence of youth, those moments where parents are reminded of the sweetness, innocence and goodness that abounds in their children in those snippets of time. ”’Do you want a nose, Mommy?’ he asks. ‘I have a nose,’ she says....

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2017

The ol' Animal Kingdom. Some species walking on all fours in cages. Some species walking on two and needing desperately to be caged. Gin Phillips creates a familiar environment known to the majority of us: spreading landscapes of various attractive foliage surrounding outdoor and indoor exhibits; a...

Carol (Bookaria) rated it ★★★☆☆

February 14, 2018

This is a suspenseful novel that takes place entirely during a few hours of fear in the zoo.  The story is told from different points of view but the more prominent character we spend time with is the mother of a four-year old child. The novel was thrilling and well-written but I was disappointed ...

PattyMacDotComma rated it ★★★☆☆

June 23, 2017

3★ Kind of Hunger Games in the zoo. Mother and four-year-old son are at the end of a tiring day after one of their regular visits to the zoo. Lincoln seems to be a bright, somewhat different little boy who’s quite clingy, but then again, Joan is pretty clingy herself. As they’re on their way out,...

Zoe rated it ★★★★☆

July 03, 2017

Gripping, intense, and downright eerie! This is an adrenaline-filled thriller that brings a mother’s worst nightmare to life and explores the anxiety and terror involved in protecting one’s child. The characters are a mix of protective, determined and strong, and young, callous and ruthless. The wr...

Katie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 06, 2017

This could have been such a good concept, but I was so so so bored. Video review:

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