The Instant New York Times Bestseller
by Adrian McKinty
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Pub Date 17 May 2022 | Archive Date 26 May 2022
Orion Publishing Group, Orion
"IRRESISTIBLE AND PULSE-POUNDING" Karin Slaughter
"A TENSE, PACY PAGE-TURNER" GUARDIAN
"BRILLIANT AND RELENTLESS" Don Winslow
The brand new unmissable thriller from the award-winning author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Chain.
IT WAS JUST SUPPOSED TO BE A FAMILY VACATION.
A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT CHANGED EVERYTHING.
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE CAPABLE OF UNTIL THEY COME FOR YOUR FAMILY.
After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together, but once they're deep in the Australian outback, the jet-lagged and exhausted kids are so over their new mom.
When they discover a remote Dutch Island, off-limits to outside visitors, the family talks their way onto the ferry, taking a chance on an adventure far from the reach of iPhones and Instagram.
But as soon as they set foot on the island, which is run by a tightly knit clan of locals, everything feels wrong. Then a shocking accident propels the Baxters from an unsettling situation into an absolute nightmare.
When Heather and the kids are separated from Tom, they are forced to escape alone, seconds ahead of their pursuers.
Now it's up to Heather to save herself and the kids, even though they don't trust her, the harsh bushland is filled with danger, and the locals want her dead.
Heather has been underestimated her entire life, but she knows that only she can bring her family home again and become the mother the children desperately need, even if it means doing the unthinkable to keep them all alive.
SOON TO BE A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES
"It never loses its python-like grip as Heather battles to keep her family safe" DAILY MAIL
"McKinty ramps up the tension... A real ripsnorter" THE TIMES
"A tense, adrenaline-fueled thriller." TIME MAGAZINE
"Extraordinary." T. J. Newman
"This summer's major literary thrill ride.... Adrian McKinty is a master." USA TODAY
"Gripping and unpredictable. No one does high-stakes tension like McKinty . . . Prepare to be hooked." Sarah Pearse
"Lyrical prose... [a] thriller-cum-dark-fairytale" IRISH TIMES
"A haunting masterpiece." Steve Cavanagh
"McKinty has written another irresistible and pulse-pounding thriller about the surprising places evil hides and just how far we'll go for those we love." Karin Slaughter
"Truly unrelenting tension" MORNING STAR
"McKinty delivers another skillful, blade-sharp page-turner." James Swallow
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Average rating from 230 members
'The Island' is the new tense, pulse pounding thriller from Adrian McKinty.
Heather, her newh husband Tom and two stepchildren are visiting Australia. Tom is attending a medical conference and during his few hours of downtime, the family opt to go on a trip to see the local wildlife. When the trip proves unsuccessful, Tom and Heather decide to visit a small island in the hope of appeasing the disappointed children. However, a reckless decision results in tye beginning of a true nightmare and the family are left to fight for their survival as the stakes become increasingly high.
This is an incredibly written thriller, and grabs your attention from the opening paragraph and does not let up until the final page. The unravelling of the family relationships (both with the Baxter clan and the erm, islanders) throughout the story is fascinating as we watch their interactions and wonder just who can be trusted.
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