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The Chain

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2020
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The Chain
"It's not about the money, it's about the chain".
Whatever you do don't break the chain! Once you are a part of the Chain there is no getting out. I got this as an ARC and it is so good!! I started it on m... READ MORE
The Chain
Don't break the chain!
3.75/5 A fast paced, dark, thriller. I have mixed feelings about The Chain. I felt myself continuously shouting "WHAT?!!" throughout this book. I liked the... READ MORE
The Chain
It’s all about The Chain
If you have children, this might not be for you. The concept - kidnapping another child to have your own kidnapped child returned to you - is such an o... READ MORE
Jack Watson
The Chain
Nicely twisted
Fast paced and intense. A slightly different take on a kidnapping scenario with some interesting moral dilemmas. I really enjoyed this and am pleased to se... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth


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. Victim Survivor Abductor Criminal 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
  • ISBN: 9781409189602
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

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The Chain
A unique, compelling read
Two things you must remember. 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... READ MORE
Book Nerd UK
The Chain
A must read
Absolutely loved this. Couldn’t put it down
Lesley Foster
The Chain
Not convinced
Not sure about the hype surrounding this book at all. It seems to me to be another book in the growing group these days that consist of really mediocre and... READ MORE
Lauren Ivins
The Chain
A must buy!
If you love a good kidnapping then you’ll love this book! A truly must read!
Logan Price
The Chain
Amazing page turner!
I visited Waterstones Birmingham to buy some books and the chap behind the counter recommended I buy this as opposed to another one I had selected. He was ... READ MORE
Joanne Baker
The Chain
Had me hooked!
Loved this book from the very first page. I couldn't put it down! A real 'edge of your seat' thriller.
Sharon Johnston
The Chain
Page turner.
Fortunately this is not a believable subject, but perhaps all the more enjoyable because of it. A parents nightmare, I found myself trying to work out how ... READ MORE
Ruth Dunsire
The Chain
Major page turner
This book is the first in a while that i could not put down. When you finally make the connections before the characters realise, your simply turning the p... READ MORE
Victoria Morris
The Chain
Gripping read!
A Stephen King fan looking for a new author to read was recommended this book by the great staff in Crawley. It sounded different. It sounded intriguing. I... READ MORE
Carl Chamberlain
The Chain
Lived up to the hype
This book has been a massive hype and by reading the synopsis, you probably realise why. The book had such a unique storyline that when I brought this book... READ MORE
The Chain
Had me on the edge of seat could not put this down great book for lockdown
moira nolan
The Chain
So tense, it'll make you ache.
'The Chain' is tense from beginning to end, not a single page offers relief from the pressing situation at hand, and it compels you to continue pressing th... READ MORE
Billie Kramer
The Chain
I didn't think I would like this book, seemed a bit unbelievable, but a chapter in and I was hooked. Couldn't put it down. Definitely recommend.
The Chain
Not the best I’ve read...
Where do I start... This isn’t a very descriptive book, it almost felt like it was written for teenagers with basic one sentence descriptions of everythin... READ MORE
Rayna McNair
The Chain
Very twisted
I really appreciated the first part. The second, not so much. It became predictable, I felt like: how come Rachel doesn't get it?! In a similar situation I... READ MORE
The Chain
Absolutely loved this!
This was fast paced and just brilliant. I read this in 2 days! Enjoyed it all! One of the best books I have read in a while!
Jessica Flanagan
The Chain
Amazing !
Probably the best book so far I’ve read ! So intense and didn’t get boring at all
Wiks Zbyrowska
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Dutches Kay
This book is amazing, one of my first ever books I purchased at WS.
Dutchess kay
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The Chain by Adrian McKinty
This book is a corker. I spend an awful lot of time on Twitter. I’m not ashamed of that. It’s part of being a book blogger and part of the job I do. Th... READ MORE
The Chain
Suspense, twists and an actual ending
I was recommended this by one of the ladies working in Waterstones Birmingham, I probably wouldn’t have chose it if she hadn’t mentioned it, but I’m glad I... READ MORE
Laura M
The Chain
Brutal and mesmerising
Well crafted and addictive. If you put this book down, there is something very wrong with you.
Stephen  Goddard