A book review from the QBD crew…
Victim. Kidnapper. Criminal. You are now part of The Chain. Your child has been kidnapped. You must abduct someone else’s child to save your own. The rules are simple: find the money, find your victim, and then commit a horrible act you’d have thought yourself incapable of just 24 hours ago.
Rachel Klein is a 35-year-old single mother living in Massachusetts. Having survived one breast cancer battle, she is now gearing up to face another when her daughter, Kylie, is kidnapped. She wrestles with the knowledge that not only does she have to find the money to rescue Kylie, but she is also going to do something reprehensible to another family to save her life. Namely, kidnap their child and continue The Chain.
What the anonymous masterminds behind The Chain know is that parents will do anything for their children. That’s how they own you. But what they don’t know is that they may have met their match. Will Rachel be the one to break The Chain?
This dark psychological thriller is both intense and brilliant! The diabolical premise has you fearfully turning the pages, wondering what will happen next and how everything will end. McKinty’s riveting story does lose a little momentum towards the second half, but the pacing is still fairly quick and the ending makes it all worthwhile.
This is the perfect read for book clubs and friend groups. You are going to want to discuss it with someone while you are reading and when it’s over.