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Fierce Kingdom

(2017)
(Fierce)
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"Warning: you'll finish this in one sitting." - TheSkimm

"Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible." - The New York Times

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?

Genre: Mystery    

Praise for this book

"It tore at every maternal fibre in my body. I couldn’t put it down." - Fiona Barton

"Tense and beautifully written, I could not put this down." - Fiona Cummins

"Unbearably tense and yet beautifully written, Fierce Kingdom demands to be read in one sitting. After finishing, I pulled my loved ones a little closer." - Paula Daly

"Taut, tense and moving." - Chris Ewan

"A terrifying premise executed with tension and tenderness, and a testament to how far we'll go to save our loved ones." - Ali Land

"Fierce Kingdom is a bold exploration of the ferocity of a mother’s love - riveting and beautiful, and all too real. You’ll find yourself asking, what would I do? It’s brilliant." - Shari Lapeña

"I was absolutely captivated by this book. So, so tense, but wonderfully written. The perfect book." - Gillian McAllister

"I devoured it in one breathless sitting. Outstanding." - Clare Mackintosh


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July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 0-7352-2427-7 / 978-0-7352-2427-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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June 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fierce Kingdom
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 0-85752-500-X / 978-0-85752-500-0 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fierce
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 1-78416-287-6 / 978-1-78416-287-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fierce
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 1-78416-404-6 / 978-1-78416-404-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fierce Kingdom
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 0-7352-7538-6 / 978-0-7352-7538-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 0-7352-2452-8 / 978-0-7352-2452-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 0-525-49268-2 / 978-0-525-49268-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 0-7352-7319-7 / 978-0-7352-7319-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fierce Kingdom
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 0-85752-501-8 / 978-0-85752-501-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Author(s): Gin Phillips
ISBN: 0-525-49230-5 / 978-0-525-49230-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Author(s): Gin Phillips
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Author(s): Gin Phillips
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fierce Kingdom
Author(s): Gin Phillips
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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March 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fierce
Author(s): Gin Phillips
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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July 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Author(s): Gin Phillips
Publisher: Viking
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July 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Author(s): Gin Phillips
Publisher: Random House Canada
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