I recieved a free e-copy of Fierce Kingdom from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I give this fast and intense thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!
Fierce Kingdom starts with a mom and son enjoying a regular afternoon outing at the zoo. As Joan and Lincoln start making their way to the entrance at closing time, shots ring out and they see bodies on the ground. Without thinking or pausing for even a moment, Joan does the first thing her instincts as a mother prompt her to do: she grabs her son and runs.
The rest of the novel follows Joan to her various hiding spots and through her thought process of survival. She has to be careful with her five-year-old son: if she tells him too much he may cry and give their location away, but she has to tell him enough that he understands their need to stay quiet and hidden. The tension of the situation keeps the book moving quickly and might be a read-in-one-sitting novel for many people.
I honestly didn’t think I would like this book based on its description, but I decided to give it a try because I had heard a lot of good reviews for it. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the plot moved along, there was constantly something happening or changing. I did read this fairly quickly because I wanted to find out what would happen. Another thing that I think helped move the book along was the fact that there are no chapters, it is just one continuous start to finish roller-coaster of action. The only seperation between sections was a notation of time passed. Overall, a very enjoyable and fast paced thriller.