Sunday, 13 September 2020

The Chain

I don't tend to read many thrillers but it's a genre I do enjoy. I visited The Works recently (a book and stationery shop which sells books at hugely discounted prices) and came away with a few books, The Chain by Adrian McKinty was one of them. I thought it sounded like something I'd enjoy and I was right.

"Your phone rings.
A stranger has kidnapped your child.

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

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."

It was such a good plot and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I found the book fast paced and it kept my interest the whole way through. Apparently, The Chain is being made into a movie and I'm not surprised, I think it will translate well onto the Big Screen.

This is the only book I've read by this author but I shall look out for more. I'd definitely recommend it.

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  1. I love the Works you can get some great bargains. I don't know if I could bare to read that book but what an ingenious idea, I'll have to think about it.
    Btw I have found some 14 count Aida and some embroidery threads that will work for the Sampler in my stash, I tried sewing a bit yesterday and I can manage it as long as I don't do too much (my eyes go blurred haha) It won't be as fine as a closer weave but I think it will still look lovely. It will probably be five Christmases time before it's done but never mind, I plan on getting a start on it today. :) xx

    1. That's brilliant news, I think it's always fun when you see people working on the same things. I haven't started mine yet but I'm planning on getting started this coming week, and don't worry how long it takes you, I'm the slowest stitcher in the world, haha.

  2. I do love a thriller and thins book sounds like something I would enjoy, I'll look out for that one when I'm next in The Works. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I've read some of his previous books but not this one which is on my to read list. xx

  4. What a novel idea for a plot! I must find it on Kindle and add it to my 'must list'. It's quite a long list but winter is coming and I tend to devour books when at my mother's on the Island. Thanks for sharing.💖

  5. Its a shop I love to go to when we go to the mainland. I usually manage to find something.

  6. I don't very often read thrillers, but this sounds very good.

    All the best Jan

  7. I am glad to hear that you found a book that you enjoyed. I am with Linda, I am not sure that I could read it, although the plot does sound intriguing.

  8. I don't normally read thrillers, they aren't really my thing, but the plot of this one sounds intriguing so I might give it a go. I'm a sucker for true animal stories and bought a new one yesterday from Asda, about a little dog rescued by an animal trainer.

  9. I love when a book plot grabs you immediately!!! There is a list somewhere of the best introductory paragraphs in literature! I'll find it

  10. That does sound like an interesting plot. I like a good thriller too. The Works is a good place to get a good read at a bargain price.

  11. I am always looking for book recommendations, so thank you of this. I do love a good crime novel.

  12. sounds like a great book, I love the works as well. I miss being able to pop in now I am working at home.

  13. Goodness, that book does sound edge of your seat stuff!xxx

  14. What an intriguing plot, Jo. I find that 'edge of the seat' stories are not very relaxing. I like a good detective story without too much suspense. Kindle lets you try a sample of a book, so I may do that for this one.P.xx

  15. I've purchased far more books during lockdown than I've read, I'm not allowed to buy anymore... (I'll believe it when I see it!), so I'll be staying out of any shop that sells books. This does sound good though.