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The Chain

The Chain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McKinty, Adrian

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Meet a new kind of evil... you. It's something parents do every morning: Rachel Klein drops her daughter at the bus stop and heads into her day. But a phone call from an unknown number changes everything. It's a woman on the line, informing her that she has her daughter bound and... read full description below.

ISBN 9780733642517
Barcode 9780733642517
Published 9 July 2019 by Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780733642517
ISBN-10 0733642519
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Publication Date 9 July 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McKinty, Adrian
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 450g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Kidnapping - Fiction, Extortion - Fiction, Children - Fiction - Crimes against, Mothers - Fiction, Massachusetts - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 984175

Description of this Book

Meet a new kind of evil... you. It's something parents do every morning: Rachel Klein drops her daughter at the bus stop and heads into her day. But a phone call from an unknown number changes everything. It's a woman on the line, informing her that she has her daughter 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. 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 24 hours ago. The masterminds behind The Chain know that parents will do anything for their children. And kidnapping is only the beginning... A breakout novel to rival Girl on the Train and Woman in the Window from one of the world's best crime writers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review You have never read anything quite like The Chain and you will never be able to forget it. Brilliant. Beautifully written. A masterpiece of tension. The Chain scared the hell out of me but I could not put it down! I raced to the end of the book and then went back to see how Adrian McKinty pulled it all off. The Chain belongs in the elite company of world-class thrillers like Gone Girl and The Silence of the Lambs. This is nothing short of Jaws for parents. - Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel and The Force

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Author's Bio

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s and 1980s. His father was a boilermaker and ship's engineer and his mother a secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the United States to become a high school English teacher. His debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. His books have won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award and have been translated into over 20 languages. Adrian is a reviewer and critic for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Irish Times and The Guardian. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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