- File Size: 514 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Perry Street Pictures, Inc. (May 13, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 13, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00839M7AQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,317,037 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I love our characters. It feels so real. I couldn't help but just imagine myself and people I know as these characters. It is hard not to place yourself in this book. Our main character Alison is a school teacher, a wife, and a mother. She is a sweet and loving woman who likes to bury herself in books. To treat her son for his birthday, they go on a fishing trip at an old cabin. Sadly, they were not aware of the prisoner (who is on death row) who escaped with his equally psychotic brothers heading at the same lodge. Alison finds herself outside looking in while her son and husband are trapped inside with the murderers. Alison starts off scared, but something quickly takes over her and she will fight to the death to save her family. And all of this happens in the first half of the book. There is not just one climax and then it is over. There is so much more.
I love how we dive into her family and how their lives are after what happened as well. Her husband Hank loves her so much and like at the lodge, he feels helpless to help Alison. There is so much disconnect between them. Hank was a great supporting husband and seeing him struggle with himself and with trying to connect with his wife was heartbreaking. I was most proud of their son Jimmy. Being a kid, he is able to look at the situation in a different way. The more he shares it with his friends, the more he feels like he was part of a game and it doesn't scare him. Then we have Ben, the main criminal. He was nothing like his brothers, he knew the right things to say, how to be calm and had great instincts and it made him more terrifying. All the brothers put you on edge, but Ben was just too calculating.
This book started off as a screenplay which has been purchased by James Cameron himself and for good reason. This book would make a fantastic film. The plot in Primal will have your face buried in it. The suspense and the intensity is almost staggering. You will have a hard time taking your eyes away from it. The story is just incredible because it shows things from both sides. We have Alison trying to save everyone in the cabin and we have the new her adjusting to life after the chaos. Just reading this, you feel all the emotions they are going through and with Alison, it is the toughest. She is lost, full of fear, anxiety, and anger. I won't give too much away, but I couldn't blame her.
Primal is a book that will be stuck in your head for a very long time. It forces you to ask yourself, "What would you do? How far are you willing to go to save those you love?" This is one hell of a debut. Serra has quite honestly written a classic. She even even takes it all a step further by showing us the aftermath. I mean how do you adjust to life after something like this? Can you ever find balance? Can you ever get back to what is normal? Primal definitely strikes a chord especially if you are a mother. This is an intense, psychological thriller that will leave a mark. It holds no punches and it will leave you breathless. If you are looking for a thriller to add to your bookshelf, look no further. Primal is an absolute must read.
Primal was so much more than I expected, great characters, intense situations, the flow and energy, dialogue, plot and overall I found it came together and was believable.
Alison and her husband Hank decide to take their 8 year old son on his choice of vacation. They were expecting Disney but he chose a fishing trip. The petite put together mom does not have the ruffing it out look but she will not let her family down even though she could have got out of it.
We have the Bourne brothers whose mom's parental upbringing was loving to them but not trusting to the world which created monsters with her unorthodox psychotic way of thinking. I enjoyed the similar spark of the moms love for their families. The metaphors used throughout the story were very well done.
When these families come together by accident it is non stop action, hold onto your seats, you will not want to stop reading, completely engaged, you will get wrapped up and lost in this adventure. Some hardcore kick ass scenes, makes you say whoa. I was thinking, we are not even 50% in the story where would DA Serra go next.
The middle of the story is about dealing with the tragedies, the critical incidents that happened on the fishing vacation that was a matter of life and death. Alison has post traumatic stress and you then start wondering is she going crazy, how much help does she need or are her thoughts real. This part of the story was emotional and heartbreaking but Alison is an amazing strong female character.
Hank was such a supportive loving husband that was dealing with his own emotions and guilt to assist her. Finally he had to make some tough love choices which was like a slap in her face. This takes us towards the ending.
What a great wrap up ending, even if you figure it out it is still shocking, very well executed. I was thoroughly impressed and entertained throughout. I thought this can cross over to many genre fans appreciating it but it is a Thriller. You get Suspense, Romance, Adult Fiction, Crime all wrapped up to create a memorable story. Another read for the men in your life, they will appreciate as much as females.
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