REVIEW: The chain – Adrian McKinty

You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and the stranger explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next victims parents kidnap another child, and most importantly explains, if you don’t kidnap a child, or if the next parents don’t kidnap a child, your child will be murdered. You are now part of the chain.

I have been waiting for months to read this book… and it lost definitely did not disappoint. It will be hard to write a review that doesn’t involve any spoilers but what I can say is …

The book had me hooked by the second page, I loved that it was broken into two parts and that the chapters were mainly short and snappy.

As main characters goes I didn’t much like the main character Rachel, I envisioned her to look like Jane rizzoli from the rizzoli and isles series but without her back bone. She did what needed to be done but she seemed weak willed and a bit of a melt. The other main characters Pete and kylie I thought we’re much more likeable and I’m actually really horrified that I’m going to say this but I loved the character Ginger. Don’t ask me why I just did.

The anticipation I constantly felt when reading this book was brilliant. It was a fantastic storyline and very well written. There was not one part of the book where I found myself bored, at the beginning of part two I did get a bit lost and wondered where the hell all the characters went when the chain leaders were brought in but I soon got my head around it and couldn’t BELIEVE how they tied in together.


Definitely a five star review…. and if you haven’t read it already I suggest you go get yourself a copy. You don’t want to miss out on this thriller. #dontbreakthechain

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