Primal by D. A. Serra
Amazon Product Description:
What if the worst happens and you are not a cop, or a spy with weapons training and an iron heart? What if you're a schoolteacher - a mother? In this gritty crime thriller a family vacation takes a vicious turn when a fishing camp is invaded by four armed men. With nothing except her brains, her will, and the element of surprise on her side, Alison must kill or watch her family die. And then - things get worse.
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Wow! This is an edge of the seat read for certain! I connected with the story quickly as it is set in Minnesota - where I live - and I have a son and am a teacher. I can't express how truly thankful I am that the comparison ends there. This is a thrillingly terrifying read.
The story is wonderfully written. The pacing and language are fantastic and the plot is so well done that you can't turn the pages fast enough. The characters are created well and I found myself connecting with them and at times feeling as if I were there with them (thank goodness I wasn't!).
I haven't read a lot of "scary" books recently and this one makes me rethink that. Suspenseful, intense, gripping - - - makes you wonder what you are capable of. Well worth the read!