35 year old Rachel Klein is a divorced single mother, with 13 year old daughter, Kylie, living on Plum Island, Massachusetts. Good Girl, Bad Girl: Cyrus Haven - Book 1, Daisy Jones and The Six: Winner of the Glass Bell Award for Fiction. Unlike other reviewers I had not previously read any works by this author and had no preconceived notion about what to expect. Someone who loves the book." In his novel, "The Chain", Adrian McKinty adapts the old concept of chain letters to a crime so horrific it is hard to believe it could actually happen, though he appears to have drawn on a real Mexican case as his starting point. His Sean Duffy thrillers set in Northern Ireland always deserved to be much more successful than they were. Adrian McKinty has never written a book I have not loved, and this intense, dark psychological thriller is just brilliant with its killer and diabolical premise of the chain. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Narrator was terrible. ', and 'Human beings are pattern-seeking animals. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. "Adrian McKinty's The Chain is the rare thriller that's not only fiendishly clever but also powerfully empathetic, with both hair-raising twists and complex, fully-realized characters." Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the United States to become a high school English teacher. ', 'Forget him, he's just another red-shirted extra making a cameo appearance in our lives. Adrian McKinty says the offer from Paramount is very cool. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 August 2019. Rachel Klein drops her thirteen-year-old daughter, Kylie at a bus stop then goes about her day. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. When his agent told him he was pitching The Chain to film studios, McKinty said he didn't want to know about any potential deal until it was 99 per cent stitched up. If you are new to McKinty and like this, then I urge you to read his earlier Sean Duffy novels; they are so much better, not least because they are so believable. Vincitore di numerosi riconoscimenti tra i quali due Premi Barry[5], dopo un periodo d'inattività dovuto a problemi economici, è tornato a scrivere romanzi grazie all'interessamento dall'agente e sceneggiatore Shane Salerno[6]. And would he fancy an extra role? The Chain Synopsis: VICTIM. His father was a boilermaker and ship's engineer and his mother a secretary. Rachel Klein drops her thirteen-year-old daughter, Kylie at a bus stop then goes about her day. His father was a boilermaker and ship’s engineer and his mother a secretary. Rachel Klein drops her daughter, Kylie, at the bus stop and heads into her day. En 2012, il amorce une série de romans policiers historiques située pendant la guerre civile irlandaise des années 1980 et ayant pour héros le sergent Sean Duffy, un flic catholique en plein Ulster. The premise of the book is quite good and characters amenable enough, but any real enjoyment was lost because of the grating voice of the narrator. The Chain by Adrian McKinty has a cover that looks like something a 14-year-old boy designed with clipart, but a very intriguing premise.. with the purchase of any eligible product. The Chain, a bestselling novel written by Adrian McKinty; See also. That might not be unusual for him, but this time he had something particular to celebrate: a massive deal with Paramount Pictures for the screen rights to his new thriller, The Chain, that could earn him significantly more than one million dollars. The Chain by Adrian McKinty. His books have won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award and have been translated into over 20 languages. The concept appeared to be different but I was still unsure and took some considerable time before deciding to purchase the book. ‘A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype.’. The Chain, Milano, Longanesi, 2019 traduzione di Alberto Pezzotta ISBN 978-88-304-5311-1. It's Paramount. This item will be released on December 2, 2020. But then a phone call changes everything. It's The Godfather, it's The Conversation, it's Chinatown – all my favourite films.". Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The woman who calls her is a mother herself whose child has been kidnapped by another person and that child will die as well if Rachel doesn’t follow instructions. This book, set in America, will probably do it for him in terms of sales. But as he put it succinctly: "I never made any money from them.". June 19, 2019 — 4.14pm. A terrific book, with a very complex plot and interesting characters. ", McKinty, who comes from Northern Ireland, has had 19 novels published, three of which are for young adults, but is best known for the six about Sean Duffy, a Catholic detective serving with the Royal Ulster Constabulary during The Troubles. Harrogate International Festivals is a Registered Charity No. It is a chain of kidnapping and ransom demands and if the chain is threatened or broken, the people behind it promise to unleash all sorts of vengeance. The only way Rachel is going to get her daughter back is to pay a ransom, then find another child to kidnap. But what do you think? A weak and predictable story with little suspense and not much atmosphere, I had to force myself to finish it. Er studierte Jura an der University of Warwick in Coventry sowie Politik und Philosophie an der University of Oxford.Nach dem Studium zog er in die USA, arbeitete in Harlem u. a. als Wachmann, Vertreter, Rugbytrainer, Buchhändler und Postbote. My good lady and I have read Adrian's previous books, this is a whole new level. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited. Avec le cinquième roman de cette série, Rain Dogs, parue en 2016, il est lauréat du prix Edgar-Allan-Poe 2017 du meilleur livre de poche original. À partir de 2001, il s'installe à Denver, au Colorado, où il enseigne l'anglais au secondaire et continue à écrire des fictions. I inhaled all six of his Sean Duffy novels within a couple of weeks. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2019. Primary Menu Skip to content. Adrian McKinty (Belfast, 1968) è uno scrittore nordirlandese. Adrian McKinty, né en 1968 à Belfast, en Irlande du Nord, est un écrivain irlandais, auteur de roman policier et de littérature d'enfance et de jeunesse. En parallèle à ses récits criminels, McKinty publie, à partir de 2006, des ouvrages de littérature d'enfance et de jeunesse avec la trilogie The Lighthouse. The Chain cannot be broken or the children—her child, her Kylie—will be executed. "I've had too many false dawns. takes what at first seems like a fantastical scenario and imbues it with all the terror, stress, trauma, and messiness of reality. The morning starts like any other. Nato a Belfast nel 1968 e cresciuto a Carrickfergus[1], vive e lavora a New York con la moglie e i due figli[2]. . Posted on September 10, 2019 September 11, 2019 by Bellezza. Tous les enquêteurs croient qu'il s'agit d'un serial killer, mais Duffy flaire une solution plus paradoxale. In his novel, "The Chain", Adrian McKinty adapts the old concept of chain letters to a crime so horrific it is hard to believe it could actually happen, though he appears to have drawn on a real Mexican case as his starting point. Au début des années 1990, il déménage aux États-Unis, vivant d'abord à Harlem, le quartier noir de Manhattan, à New York. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Leben und Karriere. Pre-order Books. CRIMINAL. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee. So brilliant, so distinctive, so well plotted, so full of learning and beautiful writing, so moving. Couldn’t wait to return so that I could pick up where I had left off ! But it's really cool and I'm very excited. Please try again. But this is not only a straightforward ransom demand: Rachel must also snatch a child to ensure that Kylie is released by her kidnappers, who had taken her only to ensure their own child was released from captivity.