The pulse-pounding, high-concept new international thriller from the master of suspense and bestselling author of The Chain.
IT WAS JUST SUPPOSED TO BE A FAMILY VACATION.
For Heather Baxter, a working trip to Australia with her new husband, Tom, and his two teens is a dream come true.
A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT CHANGED EVERYTHING.
But while visiting remote Dutch Island, the Baxter's become involved in a horrific accident, after which Heather must make an impossible decision. Her choice forces the entire family to run - and puts her new stepchildren in grave danger.
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE CAPABLE OF UNTIL THEY COME FOR YOUR FAMILY.
Heather has been underestimated her entire life, but she knows that only she can bring her family home again. She will become the mother the children desperately need. Even if it means doing the unthinkable to keep them all alive.
'The Island is a thriller with a central female character who discovers just what she is made of when her family comes under threat . . . the story you have to read' - Sydney Morning Herald
'A tense, pacy page-turner' The Guardian
'Sure to please readers who love pacy, suspenseful survivalist adventures' Weekend Australian
'The Island certainly gets the blood pumping and the pages turning as it races to its dramatic conclusion' Canberra Weekly
'The tension is palpable. The plot is twisted and claustrophobic. McKinty snatches you early and doesn't let you escape until the very last page' Good Reading
'An engaging thriller that pulls readers compulsively onward' Kirkus Reviews
'McKinty is at his absolute best playing on well-earned fears . . . A bonafide thrill ride' USA Today
'Deliverance meets The Road Warrior in this harrowing survival thriller . . . McKinty is a master of suspense' Publishers Weekly
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles of the 1970s and 1980s. His father was a boilermaker and ship's engineer and his mother a secretary. 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. His debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. 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. Adrian is a reviewer and critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Irish Times and The Guardian. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.