The Chain

The Chain

You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and the stranger explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next victim's parents kidnap ye You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and...

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Title:The Chain
Author:Adrian McKinty
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:The Chain
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:357 pages pages

The Chain Reviews

  • Kemper
    Aug 03, 2019
    Fleetwood Mac warned us about this. Rachel O?Neil has had a rough time after a divorce and surviving a battle with cancer, but things are looking up with being in remission and a new teaching job. The promise of this next phase of her life is instantly shattered when she receives ...
  • Marialyce
    Jul 30, 2019
    This book had a lot going for it. It had a great premise, that of a mother's love or her child, a devious group of people perpetuating kidnapping a child to free your own child, and a somewhat likeable protagonist. However, for me, it fell short on a few levels. First of all, I had ...
  • Selena
    Apr 20, 2019
    I received a free e-copy of The Chain by Adrian McKinty from Goodreads for my honest review. Remember when we were children and we used to get chain letters from our friends saying we had to do something and pass it on or something bad would happen. Well this is similar to that but ...
  • Dem
    Jul 19, 2019
    . You never know how strong you are until someone upsets or threatens your kids but just how far would you go to ......... This is a really unique and suspenseful thriller that really had me intrigued from page one, although I have to be honest and say there were parts of this ...
  • Renee (itsbooktalk)
    May 06, 2019
    I'm between 2.5-3 but probably closer to 3 due to the premise and first third. I'll have my full review closer to pub date but for now I'll say, I was so excited about this book, the premise is chilling and it's blurbed by ALL of my favorite crime writers. The first third of the book p...
  • Susanne  Strong
    May 19, 2019
    3.5 Stars.* (rounded down) A Highly Entertaining Premise that fell a Tad Short on Execution. After Rachel drops her teenage daughter Kylie off at the bus stop, she gets a call. Kylie has been kidnapped. The caller states that their child has been kidnapped as well. The only way ...
  • Alafair Burke
    Feb 01, 2019
    Rachel Knight?s daughter has been abducted, and the only way Rachel can save her is to add another kidnapped child to the terrifying chain. Pairing an irresistible concept with a winner protagonist, THE CHAIN promises to be your new addiction once you succumb to the first enticing pa...
  • Melki
    Jul 14, 2019
    It's the call no parent wants to receive. "You have to remain calm and you have to listen carefully to everything I say. You must write down all the rules and you cannot deviate from them. If you break the rules or call the police, you will be blamed and I will be blamed. Your daug...
  • Larry H
    Jul 30, 2019
    It seemed like any other morning. Rachel's 13-year-old daughter Kylie was waiting at the bus stop while she headed to a doctor's appointment. On the way she received a call from an unknown number. The call told her that Kylie had been kidnapped, and she was now part of The Chain. R...
  • Malia
    Jun 03, 2019
    This is quite a departure for Adrian McKinty, and though it took me a minute to get used to, The Chain is a clever, gripping thriller that delivers a big dose of creepy! I don't want to give much away, but the story revolves around a network that orchestrates kidnappings by parents in ...
  • Perry
    Jul 13, 2019
    "This book is Jaws for parents." Don Winslow Set in and around Boston, Mass., this terrifying novel centers on an "ancient" chain of parents gaslit into doing whatever is necessary to protect their children. The novel follows the latest link in the chain, a 30-something divorc...
  • Veronica ⭐️
    Jul 10, 2019
    *https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp... Make sure you have plenty of free time before you start reading The Chain as this is one book you won?t be able to put down! The premise of the story was intriguing. Ordinary people pulled into a web of kidnapping and murder. How far woul...
  • Zoeytron
    Aug 17, 2019
    What would it take to turn you into a monster? Park any misgivings you may have at the starting gate and buckle in for a thrill ride that will have your heart pounding. Although the implausibility factor looms large, it did not mar my enjoyment of the novel for an instant. C...
  • Kaceey
    May 31, 2019
    Whoa! This book will have you laser-focused from the first paragraph...right to the last! Victim or abuser. Which is actually worse? And what if you had to play the role of both? Whatever you do...don?t break the chain! What would you do if your child was taken? What length...
  • Erin Clemence
    Jul 14, 2019
    ?The Chain? by Adrian McKinty is worthy of the hype it?s getting. A powerhouse of a novel for the Irish-turned-American author, McKinty?s pulse-pounding thrill ride is definitely all it?s cracked up to be. Rachel is a recently divorced mother, and cancer survivor, raisin...
  • Carolyn
    Jul 24, 2019
    The premise of this book is chilling. Your child is kidnapped and to get them back you must kidnap someone else's child and tell his/her parents that they need to kidnap a child to get their own back ... and so the Chain keeps going. Behind the scheme is a sociopathic monster collectin...
  • Amanda
    Jul 04, 2019
    I have never read an Adrian McKinty book before. Seriously after reading this book I feel like I?ve missed out and will need to catch up on his other boos ASAP!! Wow this was one addictive read that kept me on the edge of my seat ,desperate to finish it but wanting to saviour eve...
  • Sandy
    Jul 26, 2019
    Darn it. I really wanted to read this, swoon & write a glowing review. Alas, it?s not to be. I assumed it would be a sure thing as I?m a HUGE fan of the author?s other books. His Sean Duffy books remain one of my favourite all time series. And maybe that?s the problem. I...
  • Dita
    Jul 15, 2019
    It wasn't my favorite. I have mixed feelings because I tried to love it but hated the way Rachel went from being a meek mom to a pistol-whipping badass in a few chapters. I guess kidnap will do that. That said, the concept is brilliant. I mean, BRILLIANT, and the ending was ...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    Jul 29, 2019
    "The Chain is a metaphor for the ties that bind all of us to friends and family. It is the umbilical link between mother and child, the way or path that the hero must travel in a quest, and it is the thin clew of crimson thread that is the solution Ariadne comes up with to the problem...
  • Meredith
    Aug 27, 2019
    My feelings are all over the place with this one. Loved it in the beginning, but I wasn?t a fan by the end. The Chain has a fascinating premise and is told in two parts. Part one begins with a bang: When Rachel, a single mom who has fought her fair share of battles, learns ...
  • Paromjit
    Jun 08, 2019
    Adrian McKinty has never written a book I have not loved, and this intense, dark psychological thriller is just brilliant with its killer and diabolical premise of the chain. 35 year old Rachel Klein is a divorced single mother, with 13 year old daughter, Kylie, living on Plum Island, ...
  • megs_bookrack
    Jul 09, 2019
    Driving into Boston for an early morning oncology appointment, Rachel thinks her 13-year old daughter, Kiley, is safe, getting on the bus and heading off to school. Then she gets a chilling phone call that changes everything. The caller says Kiley has been kidnapped and in order...
  • Katie B
    Apr 21, 2019
    Entertaining and definitely a page turner but probably not a book you want to analyze to death as it does have some problems along the way. The pacing was excellent but I did prefer the first half over the second. A perfect example of a summer beach read. I'll admit when I first rea...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Jul 18, 2019
    Okay, I will start to bidding with five stars, I think I heard five hundred stars! Five hundred, five thousand, do I heard five billion, oh that redhead woman raised her hand, SOLD to five billion stars to this precious, mind hunting, terrifying, nerve bending, good night sleep killer ...
  • Peter
    Jun 24, 2019
    Coercion This book needs a seat belt because it blasts off at some serious speed. The opening chapters are shocking and the principle of The Chain is completely unique and deeply unsettling. Rachel Klein is a divorced single mother, with a 13-year-old daughter, Kylie. She has just bee...
  • j e w e l s
    Jun 27, 2019
    FOUR STARS What if you got a call that your child had been kidnapped? And, in addition to a cash ransom, you are tasked with an unimaginable demand: Kidnap someone else?s child now. Of course, you argue and plead NO NO NO!!! You?re not a child abductor! You can?t do to ano...
  • Julie (JuJu)
    Jul 03, 2019
    The Chain. What an elaborate concept...and nightmare! This is the worst version of a chain letter you can possibly imagine...and be a part of!! This cover caught my attention when I first saw it on NG. Then it was popping up everywhere. It was receiving so much hype and praise, I ha...
  • NZLisaM
    Aug 18, 2019
    If you thought chain letters were bad? be grateful not to be involved in this chain. 4.5 Rounded Up! On her way to an oncology appointment, Rachel Klein?s phone flashes with ?Unknown Caller'. Upon answering, a woman informs her that she has kidnapped her teenage daughter...
  • Nicola
    Aug 30, 2019
    4.5 stars ?Number one:you are not the first and you will certainly not be the last. Number two:remember,it?s not about the money-it?s about the chain? YOUR PHONE RINGS A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE?S CHILD YOUR ...