The Chain by Adrian McKinty Review


Another great read! The pacing was excellent and it kept me turning page after page to know what would happen next. Although, I did prefer the first half to the second half.


The concept of the Chain is that a parent receives word that their child has been kidnapped and in order to get their child back alive, the parent must go and kidnap another child. This Chain has been going on for years and there are some rules to follow to ensure your child is returned to you alive. Some of the events were questionable as to it being realistic or not. Although this book is meant to entertain, the plot is definitely disturbing, and had my interest until the end.


Thank you to Mulholland Books for the physical ARC in exchange for a review. As always, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.


Rating: 4 stars


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.

Happy reading!

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