The Chain by Adrian McKinty was on the NY Post’s best reads of the summer list. That list had some duds on it, so I was skeptical when I grabbed this one. And, overall, it was a page-turning, alarming thriller that, while I had to suspend my disbelief at first to get into, once I did, I was all in. The basic premise is that a girl is kidnapped and her mom learns that she has to pay a ransom and kidnap someone else to have her daughter returned to her. It’s a chain of kidnappings without potential for end because of the threats and desire to have one’s own child returned safe and sound. Ultimately, of course, it’s about the lengths people will go to for their children. A crazy storyline to be sure, but a good read, nonetheless.