What would you do if you were with your small son at the zoo when shooters started killing people? This is the question Gin Phillips explores in Fierce Kingdom. She sets the story in what many find a familiar and happy environment (the zoo) then pushes on many of our biggest nightmares. The book explores the strength of a mother’s love and the bond between mother and son, asking readers how far they would go to protect their own children.
I did find the use of third person and present tense a little jarring, but that’s just personal taste. However the story is suspenseful and emotional as you root for Joan to keep Lincoln safe from the shooters hoping to hunt them down.