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The hottest thriller in the world right now. 31 countries are now part of The Chain.

You only need to glance at the advance praise that’s rolling in for Adrian McKinty’s new novel to know that he is an author with undeniable talent.

‘Adrian McKinty’s latest is turbocharged entertainment: a cinematic blockbuster, full of intriguing characters and violent action’—@writtenbysime

‘This is a thriller that bolts out of the gate and doesn’t turn around until you are breathless and on the cusp of collapsing’—@BiteTheBook

‘McKinty is so good I’m really starting to hate him’—Lee Child

In July, millions of readers around the world will be reading McKinty and connected to The Chain. Book Buzz readers, #DontBreakTheChain.


‘The Chain’

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.

@hachetteaus @adrianmckinty




About the author

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 debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. 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.


Read a sample chapter now

‘She’s sitting at the bus stop checking the likes on her Instagram feed and doesn’t even notice the man with the gun until he’s almost next to her.’


Request a copy and become part of ‘The Chain’

Connect with readers and booksellers around the world. We have 10 proof copies of The Chain to giveaway. Please email by 19 April with the subject line ‘The Chain copy giveaway’. Winners picked at random.

Read it. Record your name. Pass this book on.

For those that receive a proof, we ask that you record your name and pass your proof on. #DontBreakTheChain




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