'A heart-stopping roller coaster'
'The book everyone is talking about'
'A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype'
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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.
VICTIM. SURVIVOR. ABDUCTOR. CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.
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'Scary, plausible, gripping.'
'You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus - guaranteed.'
'I writhed with the pain of withdrawal when I finished it. Deserves to be the popular hit of the year.'
'Incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time.'
'A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it.'
'A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant.'
'Striking, memorable, should be savoured.'
'Explosively brilliant. Genuinely unputdownable. Terribly plausible'
'I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime.'
'An electrifying thriller - one of the very best of its kind'
'What a fantastic idea and perfectly written. I'm quite jealous.'
'THE CHAIN does for parenting what Gone Girl did for marriage. A must-read thriller.'
'Diabolical, unnerving, relentless.'
A 'THRILLER OF THE YEAR' SELECTION FOR:
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s and 1980s. His father was a boilermaker and
ship's engineer and his mother a secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the United States to become a high school English teacher. His books have won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award and have been translated into over 20 languages. Adrian is a reviewer and critic for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Irish Times and The Guardian. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
heart-stopping roller coaster
The book everyone is talking about
A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype
Scary, plausible, gripping
You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus - guaranteed
I writhed with the pain of withdrawal when I finished it. Deserves to be the popular hit of the year
Incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time
A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it
A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant
Striking, memorable, should be savoured
Explosively brilliant. Genuinely unputdownable. Terribly plausible
I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime
An electrifying thriller - one of the very best of its kind
What a fantastic idea and perfectly written. I'm quite jealous
THE CHAIN does for parenting what GONE GIRL did for marriage. A must-read thriller
Diabolical, unnerving, relentless
You have never read anything quite like The Chain and you will never be able to forget it. Brilliant. Beautifully written. A masterpiece of tension. It scared the hell out of me but I could not put it down! The Chain belongs in the elite company of world-class thrillers like Gone Girl and The Silence of the Lambs. This is nothing short of Jaws for parents
A masterpiece. The Chain is one of the finest novels ever produced in the genre - up there with Marathon Man and Red Dragon. It just doesn't get any better than this. I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime
Steve Cavanagh, author of smash-hit Thirteen
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
Tana French, NY Times bestselling author of The Witch Elm and The Tresspasser
Pairing an irresistible concept with a winner protagonist, The Chain promises to be your new addiction once you succumb to the first enticing page.
Alafair Burke, bestselling author of The Better Sister and The Wife
The Chain is diabolical, unnerving, and gives a whole new meaning to the word 'relentless.' McKinty just leapt to the top of my list of must-read suspense novelists. He writes with confidence, heart, and style to spare. He's the real deal
Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Since We Fell