Title from disc surface.
Read by January LaVoy.
The morning starts like any other. Rachel Klein drops her daughter, Kylie, at the bus stop and heads into her day. But then a cell phone call from an unknown number and gagged in her back seat and the only way Rachel will ever see her again is if she pays a ransom -- and kidnaps another child. The caller is a mother herself, whose son has also been abducted, and if Rachel doesn't do exactly as she's told, the boy will die, and so will Kylie. Rachel is now part of The Chain, a terrifying scheme that turns parents from victims into criminals -- and is making someone else very rich in the process. Rachel is an ordinary woman, but over the coming days she will be pushed beyond ordinary limits. She will have to make impossible moral choices and do terrible things.