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The Chain
The Chain | Adrian McKinty
102 posts | 94 read | 5 reading | 108 to read
TO SAVE YOUR CHILD, COULD YOU KIDNAP ANOTHER? Listen carefully ... Your child has been kidnapped You must abduct someone else's child to save your own Disobey. Break the Rules. Go to the cops. Your child will die. Your victim's parents must kidnap another child before yours is released. You are now part of the chain. #DONTBREAKTHECHAIN A BOOK FOR READERS WHO LOVED THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN AND GONE GIRL.
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thereadingowlvina
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#qotd 😊

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thereadingowlvina
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This book is a holy guacamole worthy read!!! Exceeded my expectations in all ways!

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3074323509

RachelAmphlett One of my fav reads this year! 2d
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Seemingly freaky idea, but somewhat lacking the panic feeling I expected as a reader. Much too simple and easy for our protagonist in the end. No idea the reasoning for the heroin addict and cancer patient storylines. They served absolutely zero purpose in terms of the plot. And if you‘re going to say it was because it made them survivors, I beg to differ. In reality those things would weaken, not strengthen, the characters. I did still like it!!!

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Samanthariley
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Currently reading.

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TheRomantiCate
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Read all in one day... within like 4 hours... so dang good!! I mean I COULD NOT put it down!! 🤩🤩🤩

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Booktastic
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I could not put this down! The story advanced at a good pace and I figured I better keep up I guess :) If you like suspense, I recommend it - although I don't have kids and I could see it being kind of terrifying if you did!

#ffsteamb @fictionfeudsociety

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Hforrester12
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Let's dive into this one

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Victoriahoperose
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Excellent. This book seriously had me hooked from the first chapter and didn‘t relent until I ended it. Not only was it full of suspense and a terrifying storyline, it was perfectly crafted. This writer is a master of their craft and it shows in this heart racing thriller that I did not put down for almost a full day.

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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

This book reminded me of a blockbuster action film, all flash and no real substance.

Scary premise- you get a call and your kid has been kidnapped. 😱 That grabbed me right from the start, but as the story progresses things started falling apart for me. Little details seemed overlooked which left holes in the story.

It is entertaining and a quick read, but like that blockbuster action film, it's just not memorable.

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ConstantReader2
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Have not felt sheer terror form a book in a while! Granted the terror comes from me being a parent and being unable to even imagine this happening. Honestly couldn't put this one down. Finished it in bout 8 hours

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yvo_about_books
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When you are trying to take a cutesy kitty photo with your kindle, but your cat has different ideas. 😹😹 The Chain has me fully hooked and flying through those pages though! 😱👌

#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

JeansBookshelf Loved this one! 1mo
yvo_about_books @JeansBookshelf I ended up loving The Chain as well! 😊 1mo
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EadieB
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Day 13 - #ReadInOneSitting #TheChain #AdrianMcKinty #GratefulReads

The Chain is one of those white-knuckle, stay-up-till-3 a.m. thrillers that keeps you reading feverishly because you just need to know how this one plays out. Part of the appeal lies in a fiendishly clever and original premise, a premise Adrian McKinty plots out flawlessly.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!! 1mo
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Very good but a little scary! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 1mo
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cathysaid I just discovered this author a couple of months ago and am loving his books. Listening on audio and dig the Irish brogue. Looking forward to this one. 1mo
EadieB @cathysaid I love him too! He‘s an excellent writer! 1mo
Freespirit Stacked!! 1mo
AutumnRLS Just finished this past weekend. So good. ❤ 1mo
EadieB @AutumnRLS Glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
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AutumnRLS
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Did I need more books? ...But I was already at the library taking care of my kiddo's late fines and these WERE RIGHT THERE! Also, I may have put two more on hold. #sorrynotsorry

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OwenB
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Such a good book. Haven't read a complete page Turner like this in a while! Great premise that makes you think. "Life is fragile, fleeting and precious. And to live at all is miracle enough."

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imabusybee
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Every parents worst nightmare. 5/20 #BFC #BFCr4 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn

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TamTracy
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I absolutely loved this book! It was unlike anything else I‘ve ever read. The premise of the book was so disturbing to think about and will make a great movie someday. Overall it was a quick easy read. It got right to the point and got the story told quickly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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EadieB
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Would you be able to kidnap a child if your child's life depended on it? McKintry has written an action-packed thriller that will keep the pages turning. When Rachel decides that she needs to break The Chain, the tension increases and an unexpected twist throws Rachel's life into chaos. Will she ever be able to get out of this mess? Read and ask yourself how would you react to the demands of The Chain. Check out McKinty's Sean Duffy series too!

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Reading-in-LallahLand
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I really enjoyed this book! It is a realistic plot that has you questioning your own morals and just how far you will go to protect your child.

The story moved quickly making it easy to read. The characters were relatable and the antagonist was absolutely vile.

Definitely a book I'd suggest for those who like thrillers!

#adrianmckinty #thechain #bookstagram #bookreview #5star #lallahbookreview #readinginlallahland

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Stacypatrice
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Just finished the awesome “My Lovely Wife” and ready for “The Chain.” 🔪

#TeamSlaughter Scarathlon #PostalMarkup #Suspense #Booklover

Gissy Nice photo! 🖤🖤🖤🖤 2mo
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

I liked part 1 of this book so much more than part 2. Part 1 had a great premise and tension. The action rolled right along and kept me engaged. I feel like the book should have ended there, even though that might have made it a rather short book. Part 2 completely lost my interest. Perhaps the resolution in part 1 made it difficult to feel any further tension in part 2. Whatever the cause, this wound up more a so-so than a pick for me. 3⭐️

Abailliekaras A bit the same, I wasn‘t expecting it to resolve so quickly! Quite enjoyed it though. 2mo
Reagan Same! 2mo
Schlinkles I had the same feelings! 1mo
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EmilyM
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I am not the right audience for this book, as I don't care for thrillers. I like character driven novels better. That being said, this book was pretty good for not having a lot of character development. I like thrillers for listening to when I work out, and this was perfect for that. ⭐⭐⭐.75/5

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samantha1027
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I thought part 1 of this book was great. It moved so quickly, but then I felt like part 2 dragged a bit. The book could have been a bit shorter in my opinion, but I do think the story was different than anything else I‘ve read. The book was a quick read, and I loved that it had shorter chapters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reagan Agreeeeeed! 2mo
samantha1027 @Reagan-reads it seems to be a popular opinion! 2mo
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lele1432
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Mehso-so

This had a great premise, but as other reviewers noted, kind of fizzled towards the end. The idea of an organization forcing child kidnap for ransom was intriguing, & I even liked the background on who was behind the chain. But I wasn't drawn in by any characters except maybe the kids, the bad guys were a bit cartoonishly evil, & by the end the chapters were too short & jumped around too much. Lots of suspension of disbelief required. 2.75⭐️s

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paulareadsallthetime
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I loved this book!! I could not put it down!! Halfway through, it changed and really hit me hard. Then, I all of a sudden had a revelation and had to finish it tonight!! Wow!! Just wow!!

LaurenELovesToRead Sounds like a good book! 2mo
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Reagan
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Pick buuuuut I liked the first half way more than the second. Also, I am not a sunshine and rainbows person so I just don‘t love a super uplifting worldview 😂 overall, fun and entertaining. I disagree with the “jaws for parents” review.

LauraJ Damn sunshine and rainbows! 😈 2mo
Reagan @LauraJ down with positivity! I'm actually a glass half full person in real life, but I like my entertainment dark. Really dark. 2mo
LauraJ @Reagan-reads same...like the Addams Family...loving and supportive, but I also sleep on a bed of nails! 2mo
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lele1432
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My current read/listen. A spin on the old school chain letters, this is the stuff of #UrbanLegend, only these parents must continue the chain by kidnapping other children, or their own may end up in a #Coffin! #Screamathon #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #ScreamathonReadingChallenge #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 1pt

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
4thhouseontheleft 🎃🖤 2mo
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collegecatlady
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I really enjoyed the first section of the novel, but the second section became a little too ridiculous. Things fell into place quickly and too many coincidences were happening. In my opinion, this is sloppy writing. The two sections felt like different novels and the second part was too rushed. However, I really loved the first section and thought that the pacing and concept was thrilling.
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#dogsoflitsy #spookyseason #octoberreads

lele1432 Listening to this one right now on audio. It's entertaining so far! But I already feel it's a bit unrealistic so I will probably have the same feelings as you during the second part lol. 2mo
brit91 😍🐶💖 2mo
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FantasyChick
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If you have a thing for suburban housewives letting their inner Rambo out....this might be the book for you.

Honestly, the first half of the book I loved. The storyline is fantastically unsettling but my eyes still hurt from rolling all through the rest of the book. There's just a level of realism that I enjoy in a thriller and I think that got lost in this.

No spoiler but I actually uttered the words "Of course there are grenades" Out. Loud.

RachelAmphlett One of my favourite reads this year! 2mo
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Clwojick 😂 😂 😂 2mo
collegecatlady I felt the same way! The second half was rushed, sloppy, and too unbelievable. 2mo
FantasyChick @collegecatlady Right? I feel like there was so much promise there and even in the second part the story had me but there was just so much....senselessness that it threw me. I didn't want an action movie 😑 2mo
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collegecatlady
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When two holds come in at once at the library during just the right time! #bookhaul #spooky #october #halloween

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FantasyChick
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Finally getting some relax time in tonight.

Book 1 for the #scarathlon is going great. Think I might even be able to finish it tonight.

@Clwojick #teamslaughter

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Twainy
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September flew by! While a few are hardcovers that I own ... since work‘s been BUSY I listened to them all! Some aren‘t my genre but I still liked them!! A lot of Halloween month titles worthy of a creeped out listen! Two WWII books that were well done! I‘m happy with the results! It was a great month of 🎧 reading!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ EDIT: I forgot to put Cold Storage by David Koepp on my Goodreads 😳 crazy month as that was also a good book!

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cariashley
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Panpan

Yeah, this wasn‘t for me. I found it to be simplistic, poorly executed and weirdly boring. January LaVoy does a truly commendable job narrating though, for the most part.

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Twainy
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🎧 thank you OverDrive the long wait was worth it. Lock Every Door was a fun book, I really didn‘t find it scary but it was a good book!! The Chain was really good suspense, a thriller! Maybe I‘ve read too many of these because this one was also a bit predictable BUT it didn‘t hurt the read. I liked the ending! Worthy of a read! Maybe I‘m being too generous but ... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 ... anxiously awaiting October‘s BOTM choices! Got the APP!

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cariashley
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Caught a beautiful sunrise on my #audiorun this morning. I just started it but this book is pretty intense! 😱

erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful and great pic! 3mo
cariashley @erzascarletbookgasm thank you! ☺️ 3mo
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Booknerd2
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Mehso-so

I was disappointed with this one. 😢
Maybe too much hype?😬

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Jenken1998
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Not too bad. I loved the concept but something fell a little flat. Maybe the characters? With such an intricate storyline something had to give. Right? Rachel must save her kidnapped daughter by kidnapping another child to keep The Chain going. Anyone who deviates from The Chain psys with their life.

AutumnRLS I want to read this some time this fall. I love the premise. 3mo
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Jenken1998
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Returned 2 picked up 5 🤣 #libraryhaul

AutumnRLS So jealous you have The Chain and Whisper Man. Both are on my wish list. Happy reading! 3mo
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Jeannineth
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Best thriller I have read in a couple of Months.

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Tera0707
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Mehso-so

It sounded so interesting, but I was so bored. I ended up skimming most of it. Towards the end it seems like the author‘s writing got lazy (clipped sentences basically saying the same thing as the previous sentence). Maybe it‘s meant to add some intensity, but it was just annoying. The only reason I‘m giving it a So-so is because the concept of the story was attention-grabbing [to me]. I was so looking forward to this too.

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JacqMac
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Brilliant! Finally, an original thriller. It lives up to the hype. I stayed up way too late to finish it last night. While reading it, I felt some anxiety watching my kids head out to the bus stop. “You are not the first and you will certainly not be the last... It‘s about chain.”

OnlyYoo I loved this book. What a ride! And something I thought about a lot was how you can‘t win. Even when you get your kid back they‘re traumatized from being kidnapped and you‘re traumatized by the things you‘ve done 3mo
JacqMac @OnlyYoo Yes! And the victims are also the offenders. There is no way out. 3mo
Tiffiney This is on my TBR list...I can't wait!
3mo
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LouBeth
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I think this sums it up.

Zelma One of my favorite shows of all time. 💜 3mo
Stacypatrice My feelings about work... spot on! 3mo
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LouBeth
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This audio book is giving me so much anxiety right now. I'm gonna have to read something else before bed or I will never get to sleep.

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Heystad
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Mehso-so

I heard of this book on the “Tonight Show” so I‘d thought I‘d check it out. It took awhile for me to get into this book. I thought the concept was creative but I didn‘t love the characters. Overall, I‘d give it 3.5 stars.

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JacqMac
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Sunday night is looking a lot like Saturday night. This book has me hooked already.

OnlyYoo I finished it just recently and absolutely loved it!!! 3mo
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jillannjohn
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Fun, fast-paced thriller. Crazy premise. How far would you go to save your child?

Alfrazier21 I really enjoyed this one! 3mo
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OnlyYoo
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Back to school today 😭 at least it‘s my last sem and I have a (hopefully) good book

keepingupwiththepenguins I'm really interested in this one - the premise sounds so compelling!! 3mo
OnlyYoo @keepingupwiththepenguins I‘m almost done and I‘m really liking it so far! 3mo
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Hestapleton
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I love holiday weekends and time for long reading stretches. This was a little overhyped, in my opinion. The concept is fascinating and it has twisty and propelling moments. But the first half of the book got boring pretty quickly. It was good, but not spectacular. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Julsmarshall
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So good! Just the right amount of twisty and turn-y and the story lived up to the great premise and hype. I will definitely check more of his books-he has written quite a few! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Chelsea.Poole
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This #audiobook was a wild ride. A quick read and unlike many of the "domestic thrillers" I've read in the past couple years. A different type of thriller that made me question how far I would go to protect my children. Good!! ?

TheRomantiCate I‘m dying to read this one... it seems like a really great concept (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts A great read 👍🏻 4mo
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