I have just reread The Chain by Adrian McKinty for a Goodreads.com Mystery, Crime and Thriller group read. Then I discovered that I had never actually published my review on my blog, so here it is!
EXCERPT: Her phone rings, startling her,
‘Unknown Caller,’ it says
She answers with the speakerphone: ‘Hello?’
‘Two things you must remember,’ a voice says through some kind of speech-distortion machine. ‘Number one: you are not the first and you will certainly not be the last. Number two: remember, its not about the money – it’s about The Chain.’
This has to be some sort of prank, one part of her brain is saying. But other deeper, more ancient structures in her cerebellum are beginning to react with what can only be described as pure animal terror.
‘I think you must have the wrong number,’ she suggests.
The voice continues obliviously: ‘In five minutes, Rachel…
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