Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s and 1980s. His father was a boilermaker and ship’s engineer and his mother a secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the United States to become a high school English teacher. His books have won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award and have been translated into over 20 languages. Adrian is a reviewer and critic for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Irish Times and The Guardian. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

‘A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype.’

The Guardian

The Chain by Adrian McKinty

Your phone rings.

A stranger has kidnapped your child.

To free them you must abduct someone else’s child.

Your child will be released with your victim’s parents kidnap another child.

If any of these things don’t happen:
Your child will be killed.

Victim. Survivor. Abductor. Criminal.

You will become each one.
You are now part of the chain.

‘A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype.’

The Guardian

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s and 1980s. His father was a boilermaker and ship’s engineer and his mother a secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the United States to become a high school English teacher. His books have won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award and have been translated into over 20 languages. Adrian is a reviewer and critic for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Irish Times and The Guardian. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

The Chain by Adrian McKinty

Your phone rings.

A stranger has kidnapped your child.

To free them you must abduct someone else’s child.

Your child will be released with your victim’s parents kidnap another child.

If any of these things don’t happen:
Your child will be killed.

Victim. Survivor. Abductor. Criminal.

You will become each one.
You are now part of the chain.