Her newest novel, The Retreat, is about a dancer who must separate truth from lies in order to survive a deadly storm at a remote mountain arts retreat.
At CrimeReads de Mariaffi tagged six favorite "books that use monstrous nature not only as a setting—but as a true character in the story." One title on the list:
Fierce Kingdom by Gin PhillipsRead about another entry on the list.
Wild animals are again a theme in this suspense novel about Joan, a mother on what seems like a regular afternoon trip to the zoo with her young son—until a shooter comes through the gate just before closing time. Joan has to use her knowledge of the zoo’s pathways and exhibits to survive a deadly game of hide-and-seek—keeping herself and her four-year old safe from a gunman who is hunting humans.
Fierce Kingdom is among Jenny Milchman's ten thrilling mothers in fiction, Christina McDonald's eight thrillers featuring moms on a mission, Sarah J. Harris's eight mysteries with images that might stay with you forever and Mary Kate Carr's eleven recent novels that powerfully tackle gun violence.
The Page 69 Test: Fierce Kingdom.