Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Salon: Primal by D. A. Serra

2011_10_03_2185_thumb[1]Fall is here. The leaves are beginning to turn, cool weather visits from time to time, September is slipping away, and October will be here in a blink of an eye.

As we wind down the month, we come to another Sunday Salon. This is the time where we can share the good books we’ve found during the past week. Prop your feet up, settle back, and enjoy another sip of your favorite beverage as I tell you about a suspenseful book I read by author D. A. Serra (who visited with us on Friday).

PRIMAL by D.A. Serra

While there are cases where mothers abandon their children, for the most part the bond between mother and child is stronger than anything on earth.

Author D.A. Serra taps into this emotion and creates a story that is a parent’s worst nightmare in her current release, PRIMAL. In this crimePrimal Cover thumbnail thriller, a mother is faced with decisions that will result in life or death for herself and her family.

Allison Kraft is a gentle, loving mother and teacher. She misses life in the city, but is content to live in a small town close to her husband Hank’s family for the sake of their son, Jimmy. For Jimmy’s 9th birthday, the family heads to a cabin in Northern Minnesota for a camping trip.

Meanwhile, psychotic killer Ben Burne escapes from prison and goes on the run with his three brothers. Circumstances brings the Burne brothers to the Kraft cabin where a hostage situation ensues. Allison finds herself on the outside trying to save her family inside. She does whatever is necessary to free them.

When the crisis is over, her family begins to put their lives back together. Allison, however, isn’t convinced the threat is over. Either her maternal instinct is working overtime or she has cracked from the stress.

Serra delivers a suspenseful thriller that is packed with fear, hope, family love, revenge, and desperation. The adrenaline rush will keep you on the edge of your seat anticipating the next move.

The characters are well-developed. Serra gives a sense of balance in both a functioning and dysfunctional family. She draws the reader in with a story that flows smoothly and at a steady pace filled with action and drama.

Serra also paints a beautiful, yet terrifying setting in the woods of Northern Minnesota. Her vivid descriptions places the reader in the scene as the action unfolds.

PRIMAL explores what lengths a mother will go to for her child (in both the Kraft and Burne families). This is a book that is hard to put down and will make you wonder at the same time.

Author D.A. Serra’s website is

Primal by D. A. Serra, Perry Street Pictures Inc., @2012, ISBN: 978-1478198031, Paperback, 222 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - An eBook copy of this book was sent to me by the author as part of her blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
What have you read this past week? Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and a great week to come.


  1. Mason - Thanks for sharing this thriller with us. I can't imagine what it must be like to have that kind of deep-seated fear for one's family...

  2. Thanks again for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

  3. An excellent book!


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