The Chain (Adrian McKinty)

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VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

'Starting THE CHAIN is like climbing aboard a runaway train. You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus - guaranteed.'

VAL McDERMID

'Incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time.'

STEPHEN KING

'Scary, plausible, gripping ... If you like compelling storytelling, this taut thriller is going to be your summer holiday read.'

IAN RANKIN

'I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime. It just doesn't get any better than THE CHAIN.'
STEVE CAVANAGH

* * * * *

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



* * * * *

'A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it.'
DON WINSLOW

'A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant.'
MARK BILLINGHAM

'Terrifying. Terrific.'
MICK HERRON

'Striking, memorable, should be savoured.'
TANA FRENCH

'THE CHAIN does for parenting what Gone Girl did for marriage. A must-read thriller.'
JAMES SWALLOW

'Inventive, tense, unputdownable - THE CHAIN is the real deal.'
TIM WEAVER

'Diabolical, unnerving, relentless.'
DENNIS LEHANE

'An electrifying thriller - one of the very best of its kind'
FIONA CUMMINS

'A first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can't believe what went through my mind while reading it.'
ATTICA LOCKE

'Gripping, nail-biting, convincing.'
MEG GARDINER

'Brutally compelling.'
MASON CROSS

'Staggeringly brilliant. Gripping, propulsive, profoundly affecting.'
LIAM McILLVANNEY

'Relentless from the first page to the last. Clever, uncompromising, and gripping.'
LUCA VESTE

'This is the thriller of the year.'
SJI HOLLIDAY

"YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST."

 

 

Review

A heart-stopping roller coaster ― Daily Mail

The book everyone is talking about ― Mirror

A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype ― Guardian

Scary, plausible, gripping ― Ian Rankin

You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus - guaranteed ― Val McDermid

I writhed with the pain of withdrawal when I finished it. Deserves to be the popular hit of the year ― Daily Telegraph

Incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time ― Stephen King

A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it ― Don Winslow

A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant ― Mark Billingham

Striking, memorable, should be savoured ― Tana French

Book Description

A high concept thriller masterpiece by a world class writer: it doesn't get any better than THE CHAIN.

About the Author

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