Hello October

Wow where did this year go.  Soon it will be Christmas and the New Year.  I hope that everyone had a great week.  So whats everyone ready?  I have several books started but I haven’t finished any of them.  I am also a little behind in some reviews.  Now on to the review of…

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

 

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

  • Hardcover:368 pages
  • Publisher:Mulholland Books (July 9, 2019)

 

51TE1ZLLp0L._US230_ (1)Biography

Adrian McKinty is an Edgar Award winning crime novelist from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Adrian studied philosophy at Oxford University on a full scholarship. In the early 90’s he emigrated to New York City where he worked in bars, building sites and bookstores for seven years before moving to Denver, Colorado to become a high school English teacher.

His first crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. He has written a dozen novels since then. He has won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Barry Award, the Audie Award and the Anthony Award. He has been shortlisted for the Dagger Award, Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Award and the Prix du Meilleurs Polar.

My Thoughts

So I kept hearing about this book and I wanted to read it.  I finally got it from my local library after a long hold.  And I must say wow.  This was a great book.  I remember chain letters as a child, but to think that people could be doing this with children.

Before I get into my review, I want to state up front a tip for parents: Buy shoes with GPS trackers for your kids or buy trackers you can put in shoes. I didn’t know these existed but The Chain mentions these and I think they are an excellent idea.

After successfully completing chemotherapy, divorcing her incompatible (and immature) husband and landing a philosophy teaching job, Rachel O’Neill is finally feeling like she’s in control of her life and heading in the right direction. Until one day she gets a message from her oncologist saying to call her back right away, plus – far more terrifying – an untraceable message that her thirteen-year-old daughter, Kylie, has been taken from the bus stop and is being held hostage. But not to worry, if Rachel comes up with the stiff extortion fee plus kidnaps another child and repeats the crime to another innocent family, Kylie will be returned to her unharmed.

I don’t want to give too much of this away, this is a great read and a must.  I am giving it 5 stars.  Happy reading everyone.

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