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The Chain

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⭐ Original intriguing plotline. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap and ransom someone else's.
⭐ The first half is gripping & fast-paced.
☆ The second half of the book felt like reading a different novel & not in a good way, I was so disappointing.
☆ Character-wise they lack depth and therefore you don't really care about any of them.
☆ That ending was far-fetched & completely implausible.

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Disclaimer: A huge thanks to NetGalley for sending me this title for an honest & unbiased review. All opinions are my own.
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Nothing is as it seems in this book, from the very start.  Imagine your child gets kidnapped, and in order for you to get them back, you need to replace them with another kidnapped child. And so the chain starts...... This was a thrilling read and I can't wait to read more by this author! Recommended.
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A really interesting concept for a book. Not a bad read but I was a little disappointed with the ending.
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This is a must read, I didn't want to put it down until I had devoured the whole book. A definite 5* read. If you've not read you need to read. Perfect for thriller readers.
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While I really enjoyed the first half of this book, the second really didn't do anything for me...  However, the whole book was well written with engaging characters. The idea of the story was excellent, and actually really thought out.
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I have not read anything by this author before.  From reading about the book I thought it would be gripping however the book was not and a big let down for me.
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3.5 for me.

I liked this well enough, it held my attention up to about a third of the way through. Up until then I was quite invested although not on the edge of my seat kind of thing.

When I was a kid, chain letters went around. Let’s face it, they do now even in emails and private messages, called SPAM mostly these days.

Of course this was more emotive involving children. Killing, saving and carrying what the chain letters says.....going forward.

It lost its way after that I felt. It was like the author didn’t have a way to reach a conclusion? Or he did, but, didn’t know how to get there.

I definitely wouldn’t not want to give this author a try again as I’m intrigued on what he might pull out the bag next time.
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Unfortunately, I have not been able to read and review this book.

After losing and replacing my broken Kindle and getting a new phone I was unable to download the title again for review as it was no longer available on Netgalley. 

I’m really sorry about this and hope that it won’t affect you allowing me to read and review your titles in the future.

Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. 
Natalie.
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An enjoyable read - definitely a book of two halves. I preferred the first half to be honest and was gripped  but after that it felt like a different book altogether. I struggled to emphasise with any of the characters.
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The first part of this book is compelling and has such an addictive quality to it. At times I was gripping my Kindle and turning those pages as fast as I could. I was that eager to see how everything would play out. The plot for the most part is very twisty and I was on edge wondering if it would all work out or if something would go wrong! I wouldn’t say that I became attached to any of the characters but this book definitely poses some interesting questions. I mean what would any of us do in the same situation? 

I guess the problem I had was in the second part of the book and how the story changed direction. I’m afraid for me this didn’t quite work as well. I just felt like it made the pace of the story suffer and didn’t quite feel in keeping with the other parts of the book. I definitely enjoyed the first part and it’s break neck speed action but the second part just didn’t have quite the same feel to it.
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This book was gripping from the get go, perfect for thriller fans. The characters are well developed and the plot flows well - if i had one criticism it would be how difficult it was to put down!
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My this is good.
Well written and fast paced. You gallop along with the fear of it going wrong. It keeps you trying to make sense of such a appalling situation. Why can’t you break free of the chain and who are these people? 
Chilling to the end a truly gripping book.
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As a mother I find this totally horrifying.... but totally unputadownable read!

Great story - no spoilers but the big question is what exactly would YOU do to save your children?  What lengths would you go?

The characters were believeable despite the extreme situations they were experiencing.

Lots of twists and turns although the 'badie' reveal was obvious from half way through.

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in return for an honest review.
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An intriguing premise. Well delivered and a total "page-turner".

I devoured this book and loved it.
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I was able to read this book in one sitting and I'm so glad that I was able to do that. This book is very full on from the beginning and it stays fast paced the entire way through. There are moments in the book which are had to get through but overall, it's a book that I highly recommend.
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Oh my god, i read this is one go. This book was as good as i thought it would be. It literally takes off running and doesnt stop until the very end. It is such as as a fast paced thriller that doesnt for one minute slow down.

Rachel hasnt had the best time, she has had her fair share of battles, and today is she on the way to the doctors for another check up, however on the way she receives a phone call. Her daughter has been kidnapped, she isnt the first, nor will she be the last - but she is now in the chain. The solution to the chain? Just do what they ask and keep the chain going. The only way to get out - is kidnap another child. 

How horribly horrific is this concept, however it is also such a different concept for a book and i have read another like it. It really is important in a book like this that the characters are the right sort of people, that make this believable. It means that you understand that these sort of characters would behave like this, that been said. It was done so well that this was the case.

The chain made Rachel have to tackle something so horrific that as a reader you couldnt even comprehend, throw in trying to keep everything normal and the desperate need to get out of the chain and you have a thriller that chills you to the core. An absolutely fantastic read
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https://twitter.com/hojay92/status/1136323153209319424?s=21

I just finished reading The Chain by @adrianmckinty and all I can say is WOW!

A genius and killer premise that unfolds with breakneck speed.
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This was a much talked about story and for me it totally lived up to the hype. This is a dark, twisty take showing the depths people will go to in order to keep their children safe. A definite must read.
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A fantastic (and absolutely terrifying!) premise for a book! I found that the first half of the book was a particularly difficult read (as it should be given the subject!) but utterly compelling! 

Overall I enjoyed this book, I liked the switch in the middle which, for me, resulted in a 5 star read - if it continued as the first half I think I would have struggled to continue (being deliberately vague as I don't want to spoil it!).
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The Chain drew me in with its premise, your child gets kidnapped and to free them you must take another child and their parents must do the same, like a high stakes version of chain letters.

I really want to like this book it started off really action packed, full of promise but then slightly petered out for me.

Then there were the characters, I don’t mind unlikable characters but I think they were meant to be a little more likeable than I found them. In the end I didn’t really connect with them or really care what happened to them.

In the end I gave up on it, which I feel a little bad about.
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