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Mystery/Thriller Book Club

Our April Mystery/Thriller book club pick is no April Fools joke! Join us to discuss The Chain by Adrian McKinty, a novel praised by Stephen King for being a "propulsive and original" thriller. Our book clubs are always free and open to the public; we just ask that you purchase your copy from us. We hope you'll join us in store OR online through Zoom!

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It's something parents do every morning: Rachel Klein drops her daughter at the bus stop and heads into her day. But a cell phone call from an unknown number changes everything: it's a woman on the line, informing her that she has Kylie bound and gagged in her back seat, and the only way Rachel will see her again is to follow her instructions exactly: pay a ransom, and find another child to abduct. This is no ordinary kidnapping: the caller is a mother herself, whose son has been taken, and if Rachel doesn't do as she's told, the boy will die.

"You are not the first. And you will certainly not be the last." Rachel is now part of The Chain, an unending and ingenious scheme that turns victims into criminals -- and is making someone else very rich in the process. The rules are simple, the moral challenges impossible; find the money fast, find your victim , and then commit a horrible act you'd have thought yourself incapable of just twenty-four hours ago.


But what the masterminds behind The Chain know is that parents will do anything for their children. It turns out that kidnapping is only the beginning.


Event date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
19 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
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ISBN: 9780316531238
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mulholland Books - September 22nd, 2020