One of the most gripping books of the year-"relentless" (Dennis Lehane), "fiendishly clever" (Lou Berney)
"JAWS for parents-- you will never be able to forget it" (Don Winslow)
You just dropped off your child at the bus stop.
A panicked stranger calls your phone.
Your child has been kidnapped.The stranger then explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger.The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child - within 24 hours.Your child will be released only when the next victim's parents kidnap yet another child.And most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don't kidnap a child, or if the next parents don't kidnap a child, your child will be murdered.
You are now part of The Chain.