The Chain (Paperback)Adrian McKinty (author)
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Built upon a premise so simple yet so ingenious, Adrian McKinty takes the reader on a chilling journey into the darkest recesses of the human heart and asks exactly how far you would go to protect the ones you love. A stark, unputdownable standalone thriller from the author of the Detective Sean Duffy series.
Winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020
Longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2020
Waterstones Thriller of the Month for March 2020
You are not the first and you will ceratinly not be the last.
You will become each one.
Your phone rings
A stranger has kidnapped your child.
To free them you muct 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.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 288 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
'… there is no doubt that McKinty has the gift of making his readers identify with his luckless protagonist with a rare intensity.' - The Telegraph
'…explosively brilliant.' - The Observer
'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' - Don Winslow
'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
'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
'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
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