At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips (Viking, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Adrenaline category.
In Fierce Kingdom, Joan and her four-year-old son, Lincoln, are enjoying an afternoon outing at the zoo when the unthinkable happens–a mass shooting. Trapped and in tremendous danger, Joan must rely on her bravery and survival instincts to make it out alive. This terrifyingly plausible thriller unfolds in real time. Click here to read an excerpt.
Below, check out the shortlisted titles for the Adrenaline category, as well as read-alike titles for Fierce Kingdom.
The Marsh King’s Daughter
by Karen Dionne
Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.
She Rides Shotgun
by Jordan Harper
by Don Winslow
The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire.