2019 . Mystery, Thriller, Fiction . Adrian McKinty
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.
031653126X (ISBN13: 9780316531269)
2 months ago
Gripping and engaging thriller. Must read
6 months ago
Good plot, thrilling, well written. A recommended read if you like thriller, crime and drama.
1 year ago
I loved this book. It was very well written. The author didn't go for the crazy plot twists that I end up always figuring out way before they want you to which ends up ruining a book for me (the silent patient). You get to know the bad guy from the beginning through their own narrative so by the time they show up in person you already know its them. You just want to yell at the main characters like you'd do at a good horror movie, telling them to run or not trust this person.