Are you afraid of The Chain?
Well you should be….
I am delighted to be reviewing ‘The Chain’ by Adrian McKinty today, for my stop on the blog tour. Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for the blog tour invite and ARC.
YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN
What does TWG think?
‘The Chain’ has been one of the most talked about books on social media in recent weeks. There was so much hype surrounding it, I was both excited and apprehensive. Excited because of the fact the book sounded AWESOME, and apprehensive because I wanted to love it as much as everyone else did. I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to the hype! However, I needn’t have worried one iota. Why? Because ‘The Chain’ blew my mind and held me hostage! I mean, if I didn’t know any better, I could have easily been mistaken for being part of the chain myself!!!
What would you do if someone phoned you to tell you that they had kidnapped your child? Anyones first instinct would be to call the police, wouldn’t it? You’d want the geezers caught pronto!! But what if those same people told you that you weren’t allowed to contact the police because if you did, your child would end up dead?
In situations like these, it’s a bit difficult to surmise what you would do unless you were actually in a situation like it. Heaven forbid nobody is!
I went through a range of emotions very quickly whilst reading this. I was angry with The Chain, emotional because of the poor innocent children, worried, shocked, anxious….you name it. I just wanted to go to sleep once I put the book down, I was exhausted!!
I have never, EVER read a book as twisted and as complex as ‘The Chain’. It was eye opening seeing how the characters dealt with the predicament they found themselves in, especially as their actions were governed by extreme emotion to begin with which actually hindered their rational thinking.
Not stereotyping anyone, but I also thought that the Male, burly characters would end up being the ones to be afraid of but, whilst they were indeed macho, I couldn’t help but feel more weary of the females in each pairing.
Honestly, this was an outstanding, chilling and severely mind blowing read. My nerves were shot to smithereens by the end and I had everything crossed that my phone wasn’t going to ring!
Adrian McKinty is a very, VERY talented man, and definitely an author to stalk…I mean, watch.
I know I keep saying it, but wow, ‘The Chain’ was bloody brilliant and by far one of the best books I think I have ever read.