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#TheChain #AdrianMcKinty #BookReview


If you pick up a copy of this book (and you bloomin well should!) then hold on to your hat folks as this is one heck of a ride!

I’m sure we’ve all heard of chain letters/emails right? Send this on to 10 people or something awful will happen to your family yadda yadda…well The Chain puts this concept on steroids!

In The Chain we meet Rachel who is on her way to the oncologist and is preparing herself for the devastating news that her breast cancer has returned. On the drive there she gets the call that is every parent’s worst nightmare; her daughter Kylie has been kidnapped. Rachel is about to be brutally inducted into The Chain.

In order to get her precious daughter  back she must do 2 things. 1) pay a ransom. 2) kidnap somone else’s child and ask them to continue the chain. Her daughter’s kidnapper has also had her son taken from her and is willing to do anything to get him back…including killing Rachel’s daughter Kylie.

Can Rachel become the monster that she is so digusted by in order to get her daughter back? What would you be willing to do to save the ones you love?

This book is one powerhouse of a story! I’ve never read anything by McKinty but by heck will I be buying more of his books! Such an original twist on a kidnapping plot.

It won’t be a spoiler to say that being a part of The Chain has huge ramifications for Rachel and Kylie. They will be forever linked to the most abhorrent of events and are never allowed to go to the authorities or tell anyone they know…for The Chain constantly monitors its victims and any whiff of a scandal and they will wipe the ‘problem’ out.

This is highly addictive read. I devoured this book in 3 sittings, desperate to know how it would all turn out for Rachel and Kylie.

A 5 star read for me!