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The Chain

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781409189626

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 9th July 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

‘Starting THE CHAIN is like climbing aboard a runaway train. You’ll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus – guaranteed.’

VAL McDERMID

‘Incredibly propulsive and original. You won’t shake it for a long time.’
STEPHEN KING

‘Scary, plausible, gripping … If you like compelling storytelling, this taut thriller is going to be your summer holiday read.’
IAN RANKIN

I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime. It just doesn’t get any better than THE CHAIN.’
STEVE CAVANAGH

* * * * *

YOUR PHONE RINGS.

A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD.

TO FREE THEM YOU MUST 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



* * * * *

‘A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it.’
DON WINSLOW

‘A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant.’
MARK BILLINGHAM

‘Terrifying. Terrific.’
MICK HERRON

‘Striking, memorable, should be savoured.’
TANA FRENCH

‘THE CHAIN does for parenting what Gone Girl did for marriage. A must-read thriller.’
JAMES SWALLOW

‘Inventive, tense, unputdownable – THE CHAIN is the real deal.’
TIM WEAVER

‘Diabolical, unnerving, relentless.’
DENNIS LEHANE

‘An electrifying thriller – one of the very best of its kind’
FIONA CUMMINS

‘A first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can’t believe what went through my mind while reading it.’
ATTICA LOCKE

‘Gripping, nail-biting, convincing.’
MEG GARDINER

‘Brutally compelling.’
MASON CROSS

‘Staggeringly brilliant. Gripping, propulsive, profoundly affecting.’
LIAM McILLVANNEY

‘Relentless from the first page to the last. Clever, uncompromising, and gripping.’
LUCA VESTE

‘This is the thriller of the year.’
SJI HOLLIDAY

YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST.”

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Reviews

The Chain is diabolical, unnerving, and gives a whole new meaning to the word 'relentless.' McKinty just leapt to the top of my list of must-read suspense novelists. He writes with confidence, heart, and style to spare. He's the real deal
Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Since We Fell
A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant
Mark Billingham
A heart-stopping roller coaster
Daily Mail
Scary, plausible, gripping
Ian Rankin
The book everyone is talking about
Mirror
Striking, memorable, should be savoured
Tana French
A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype
Guardian
I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime
Steve Cavanagh
Utterly brilliant
Elly Griffiths
What a fantastic idea and perfectly written. I'm quite jealous
Anthony Horowitz
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. It scared the hell out of me but I could not put it down! 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
Terrifying. Terrific
Mick Herron
Incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time
Stephen King
Pairing an irresistible concept with a winner protagonist, The Chain promises to be your new addiction once you succumb to the first enticing page.
Alafair Burke, bestselling author of The Better Sister and The Wife
A masterpiece. The Chain is one of the finest novels ever produced in the genre - up there with Marathon Man and Red Dragon. It just doesn't get any better than this. I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime
Steve Cavanagh, author of smash-hit Thirteen
You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus - guaranteed
Val McDermid
THE CHAIN does for parenting what GONE GIRL did for marriage. A must-read thriller
James Swallow
Diabolical, unnerving, relentless
Dennis Lehane
An electrifying thriller - one of the very best of its kind
Fiona Cummins
Explosively brilliant. Genuinely unputdownable. Terribly plausible
Observer
A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it
Don Winslow
I writhed with the pain of withdrawal when I finished it. Deserves to be the popular hit of the year
Daily Telegraph
McKinty is one of the most striking and most memorable crime voices to emerge on the scene in years. His plots tempt you to read at top speed, but don't give in: this writing -- sharply observant, intelligent and shot through with black humor -- should be savored
Tana French, NY Times bestselling author of The Witch Elm and The Tresspasser