Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

33155777During a mass shooting at a local zoo, a mother uses her knowledge of the area and the intensely protective connection between herself and her son to survive.

A normal day at the zoo turns into a nightmare when Joan and her four-year-old son, Lincoln, are trapped in the midst of a mass shooting. Author Gin Phillips uses this unique premise to reveal the complexity and intensity of a mother’s relationship with her child. In the span of a few hours, Joan’s thoughts are commanded by fear, protectiveness, love, frustration, exhaustion, and pain. The compelling story delivers tense suspense while delving into the light and dark corners of humanity and the all-too-real effects of sustained terror. Utterly compelling storytelling but mothers of young children may want to save this novel until their children are adults!