YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.
"This nightmarish story is incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time."
"McKinty is one of the most striking and most memorable crime voices to emerge on the scene in years. His plots tempt you to read at top speed, but don't give in: this writing - sharply observant, intelligent and shot through with black humor - should be savored."
"A masterpiece. You have never read anything quite like THE CHAIN and you will never be able to forget it."
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YOUR PHONE RINGS.
A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD.
TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD.
YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM'S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD.
IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON'T HAPPEN:
YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED.
YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN
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"Diabolical, unnerving, and gives a whole new meaning to the word "relentless". Adrian McKinty just leapt to the top of my list of must-read suspense novelists. He's the real deal."
"Pairing an irresistible concept with a winner protagonist, THE CHAIN promises to be your new addiction once you succumb to the first enticing page."
"A grade-A-first-rate-edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can't believe what went through my mind while reading it."
"Diabolically gripping. Nail-biting, smart, and convincing. Hang on tight, because once you start this book, you can't stop - you'll be caught in THE CHAIN."
"THE CHAIN is the rare thriller that's not only fiendishly clever but also powerfully empathetic, with both hair-raising twists and complex, fully-realized characters." LOU BERNEY
"YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST."
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The premise behind this story made our skin prickle. When Rachel Klein receives a phone call from someone who says she has just kidnapped Rachel’s 13-year-old daughter, Kylie, her world begins to collapse. “It’s not about the money,” the woman on the phone says, “it’s about the chain”—a torturous scheme that means in order to save Kylie, Rachel must commit an unthinkable crime herself. Adrian McKinty, the acclaimed author of the Sean Duffy detective series, has crafted a spellbinding thriller with characters who had us riveted with their ability to face down impossible choices.
An original premise, relentless pacing, and strong female characters lift this nail-biter from Edgar winner McKinty (the Sean Duffy series), which takes a no-holds-barred look at how far a parent will go to protect her child. Divorced teacher Rachel Klein, a cancer survivor, lives on Massachusetts's Plum Island with her 13-year-old daughter, Kylie. She's driving to Boston one day to see her doctor when she gets a call from an unidentified woman who sounds upset. The woman tells Rachel that she has kidnapped Kylie, and the only way to get Kylie back is for Rachel to kidnap another child. The woman, whose own child has been kidnapped, and Rachel are now links in a chain of abductions. If Rachel doesn't follow the program, Kylie will die. In desperation, Rachel and her retired military brother-in-law, Pete O'Neill, eventually kidnap a random child to win her daughter's release. At that point, an angry Rachel and Pete, ignoring warnings to continue to remain silent and do nothing, go on the offensive to track down the people responsible for the kidnapping chain, culminating in a violent confrontation in a marshy area south of Plum Island. Readers won't be able to put this thriller down.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Enjoyed this book very much, very good plot line, I am interesting characters.
Makes me sad...
I really like the author’s Dublin police books so I had high hopes for this change of pace novel. Premise good but the entire story is too dependent upon readers’ suspension of belief. I am glad Mr. McKinty is making a bucket of money on this but I will wait for a new one of his character driven, edgy and beautifully written books to come along. Soon, please.
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