Fierce Kingdom is a great suspense novel. I read it in just two days. Most suspense stories these days seem to be about single women being pursued by a scary man – boyfriend, husband, stranger – regardless, they all seem the same. This book is quite different. It’s about a woman, Joan, and her 4 year-old son who get trapped inside the zoo when there is a mass shooting. Joan has to try to get herself and her child alive without revealing to him just how dangerous their current situation actually is.
I really enjoyed this book. I was sucked into the story right away. I related to Joan because I am also the mother of one son (although he’s now 7 years old). I felt for the other characters trapped in the zoo, and I liked that the author also put the reader inside the gunman’s head as well.
This book was very well done. The characters and the situation were very realistic. Joan was amazing – quick thinking and a wonderful mother. I know a lot of people can’t handle books about kids in danger, but if you’re not one of those people, then I highly recommend this book.
Rating: 4 Stars