If you go down to the woods today..........,
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This review is from: Animal Kingdom: An Apocalyptic Novel (Kindle Edition)
So picture the scene.......something inexplicable happens and the animals start attacking the humans.......every animal.....from cute bunny rabbits to household pets.........
Where is the one place you wouldn't want to be when this kicks off?
Joe hasn't seen his son Danny for months. They are having a day out.......at the zoo!!
It all starts with one of the zookeepers being crushed to death by a Boa Constrictor then all hell breaks loose. Joe and Danny witness this and can't believe what they are seeing. Joe tries to help but can't and they start walking toward a building for safety. Then they start running for their lives as a pride of lions gives chase. Every animal in the zoo has escaped and they are out for blood......human blood.
The story follows Joe and Danny and their battle for survival along with 6 other unlikely allies as they bunker down in a building to wait on someone coming to rescue them. They soon realise from news reports on the TV that help isn't coming anyway soon as the carnage is worldwide.
You can feel the fear on every page of this book. Each character has their own problems and issues but at the end of the day they are all just meat to the animals and they have to band together or they won't survive. Not everyone as the same agenda though.
As is normal for Iain Rob Wright this book has it's fair share of gore. I found myself a few times wondering how I would feel myself having to deal with what the people were witnessing and if my mind could take it. Also as is normal for Mr Wright he has written a story that is very easy to read but very difficult to put down.
A couple of twists and a couple of turns as the story comes to an end to keep you guessing what will happen next. Without giving the plot away as well Mr Wright is one of the few authors who isn't afraid to have an ending that may not necessarily be a happy one.
There are a couple of what read like short stories at the end of this book then you soon realise they all tie in with the main story and it is done beautifully.
Can't give anything less than top marks again.