Adrian McKinty – The Chain


Victim.

Survivor.

Abductor.

Criminal.

You will become each one.

“This nightmarish story is incredibly propulsive and original. You won’t shake it for a long time.” (Stephen King)

“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)

“A masterpiece. You have never read anything quite like The Chain and you will never be able to forget it.” (Don Winslow)

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.

“You are not the first.

And you will certainly not be the last.”

Author: Adrian McKinty
Narrator: January LaVoy
Duration: 10 hours 9 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2007
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I have long-adored the dark, gritty tales McKinty has written about Sean Duffy, and Michael Forsyth. There make excellent audiobooks and I’ve loved every one.

It seems Mr McKinty has lately undergone some severe personal and financial problems, and had to be coaxed back into the literary world – or whatever this is.

This book is a TV-movie-of-the-week quality thriller, and it’s okay. The story is absurd, the characters pretty dull, but it’s fast-enough paced that you don’t care much.

It was jarring to hear an American woman reading the book of an Irishman, although January LaVoy does an excellent job. But the book is sloppily researched but someone who seems unfamiliar with the US. No, you CAN’T buy an EpiPen on eBay, pick it up the same day, and they DON’T WORK LIKE THAT. No, a 40 year old woman in the US in the 1990s DOES NOT remember twice a day mail delivery. And so many other little things.

Overall, it was okay: can’t wait for the Lifetime Movie. Yeah, I can.