The Chain by Adrian McKinty
This is quite a departure for Adrian McKinty, and though it took me a minute to get used to, The Chain is a clever, gripping thriller that delivers a big dose of creepy! I don't want to give much away, but the story revolves around a network that orchestrates kidnappings by parents in exchange for their own children. It's a network single mother Rachel gets trapped in. In The Chain, McKinty has shown he doesn't have to be defined by writing about Ireland during The Troubles nor his memorable detective Sean Duffy. That being said, I am a big fan of that particular series, so I hope he stays at it. My only criticism is that the story moved very fast to about the halfway point, when something happened that really slowed it down and made it drag a bit. All in all though, a solid thriller with a fascinating premise, even if the execution was a little wobbly at times. I'm always excited to see what McKinty comes up with next.
Thanks to Mulholland Books for supplying me with this copy of The Chain in exchange for an host review.
Happy publication day!