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.'
'Incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time.'
'Scary, plausible, gripping ... If you like compelling storytelling, this taut thriller is going to be your summer holiday read.'
'I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime. It just doesn't get any better than THE CHAIN.'
* * * * *
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.'
'A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant.'
'Striking, memorable, should be savoured.'
'THE CHAIN does for parenting what Gone Girl did for marriage. A must-read thriller.'
'Inventive, tense, unputdownable - THE CHAIN is the real deal.'
'Diabolical, unnerving, relentless.'
'An electrifying thriller - one of the very best of its kind'
'A first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can't believe what went through my mind while reading it.'
'Gripping, nail-biting, convincing.'
'Staggeringly brilliant. Gripping, propulsive, profoundly affecting.'
'Relentless from the first page to the last. Clever, uncompromising, and gripping.'
'This is the thriller of the year.'
"YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST."
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
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