The Chain - Adrian McKinty

The Chain

By Adrian McKinty

  • Release Date: 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 690 Ratings)


When a mother is targeted by a dangerous group of masterminds, she must commit a crime to save her kidnapped daughter -- or risk losing her forever -- in this "propulsive and original" thriller (Stephen King).
It's something parents do every morning: Rachel Klein drops her daughter at the bus stop and heads into her day. But a cell phone call from an unknown number changes everything: it's a woman on the line, informing her that she has Kylie bound and gagged in her back seat, and the only way Rachel will see her again is to follow her instructions exactly: pay a ransom, and find another child to abduct. This is no ordinary kidnapping: the caller is a mother herself, whose son has been taken, and if Rachel doesn't do as she's told, the boy will die.
"You are not the first. And you will certainly not be the last." Rachel is now part of The Chain, an unending and ingenious scheme that turns victims into criminals -- and is making someone else very rich in the process. The rules are simple, the moral challenges impossible; find the money fast, find your victim , and then commit a horrible act you'd have thought yourself incapable of just twenty-four hours ago.
But what the masterminds behind The Chain know is that parents will do anything for their children. It turns out that kidnapping is only the beginning.
"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
"A masterpiece. You have never read anything quite like The Chain and you will never be able to forget it." -- Don Winslow
"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."-- Dennis Lehane
"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
"A grade-A-first-rate-edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can't believe what went through my mind while reading it." -- Attica Locke


  • عظيمة

    By Ahmed Algoyani
    واحدة من اروع روايات الجريمة حقيقة لم استطع التوقف عن القراءة، الفضول تغلب علي بالكامل لمعرفة ما سوف يحصل، انصح بها وبشدة
  • Great book!

    By ashii_22
    This was one of the best books I have read in a while. It held me in a panic-like suspense and actually terrified me. We refuse to believe that things like this can happen but this isn’t such a far out concept. Great read!
  • Makes me sad...

    By Dogma12345
    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.
  • T v g v ygh

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  • Oh my God

    By Arnies volunteer
    The best book ever... If I could give it more stars, I would. The suspense was totally unbelievable. An absolute must read. The ending is phenomenal. Don't miss it!
  • The Chain

    By LV Bill
    Great story line with one of the worst and most implosable endings I have ever read.
  • Could not put it down!

    By Vvnsmom
    This book grabbed me over and over again. As a mother the lengths I would go to for my child is vast and never ending. Doing what is done in this story made me really think. Could I? Would I? I highly recommend this. Great read. Makes you think.
  • Jaw D R O P P I N G

    By rosastm
    I finished this book in 8 hours. Quite possibly the BEST suspenseful-thriller book I have ever read. If I could have given the review more stars I would have. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
  • Worst ending ever. Great book though

    By royallove90
    I wanted more. Can’t just end like that
  • The Chain

    By olddog3006
    Enjoyed this book very much, very good plot line, I am interesting characters.