'A heart-stopping roller coaster' - DAILY MAIL * 'The book everyone is talking about' - MIRROR * 'A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype' - GUARDIAN
YOUR PHONE RINGS. A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD. TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD.Â YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM'S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD. IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON'T HAPPEN: YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED.
VICTIM.Â SURVIVOR. ABDUCTOR. CRIMINAL.Â YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE. YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN.
'Scary, plausible, gripping' - IAN RANKIN * 'You'll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus - guaranteed' - VAL McDERMID * 'I writhed with the pain of withdrawal when I finished it. Deserves to be the popular hit of the year' - DAILY TELEGRAPH * 'Incredibly propulsive and original.Â You won't shake it for a long time' - STEPHEN KING * 'A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it' - DON WINSLOW * 'A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant' - MARK BILLINGHAM * 'Striking, memorable, should be savoured' - TANA FRENCH * 'Explosively brilliant.Â Genuinely unputdownable. Terribly plausible' - OBSERVER * 'I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime' - STEVE CAVANAGH * 'An electrifying thriller - one of the very best of its kind' - FIONA CUMMINS * 'What a fantastic idea and perfectly written. I'm quite jealous' - ANTHONY HOROWITZ * 'Terrifying.Â Terrific' - MICK HERRON * 'THE CHAIN does for parenting what Gone Girl did for marriage. A must-read thriller' - JAMES SWALLOW * 'Diabolical, unnerving, relentless' - DENNIS LEHANE * 'Utterly brilliant' - ELLY GRIFFITHS
A 'THRILLER OF THE YEAR' SELECTION FOR: GUARDIAN, DAILY TELEGRAPH, AMAZON, EXPRESS, OBSERVER, TIME MAGAZINE.