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One Kick

(2014)
(Gone)
(The first book in the Kick Lannigan series)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of the critically acclaimed Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell thrillers, here is a heart-stopping ride that Cheryl Strayed (author of #1 New York Times bestseller Wild) called “deeply intelligent and grippingly suspenseful…a wickedly brilliant masterpiece.”

Kick Lannigan has taught herself to be dangerous. She can pick any lock, fire any weapon, throw any knife, and aim a punch at her opponent’s trachea. She has also taught herself to be safe. So when enigmatic John Bishop shows up asking her to help him rescue missing kids, Kick has every reason to be wary. He appears to have access to limitless money, high-level contacts, and details of Kick’s background long kept sealed by the court. Yet everything he tells her about himself seems to be a lie.

Headstrong by nature, suspicious by circumstance, and a smart-ass by self-determination, Kick can’t help but see the writing on the wall: together, she and Bishop could make an unstoppable team, willing to do whatever it takes—legal or not—to see justice served…if they don’t kill each other first. For Kick, whose interest in child abduction is deeply personal, it’s a gamble worth taking.

Critically acclaimed as “excruciating…compelling” (Booklist, starred review) and “a propulsive new thriller” (People), One Kick is an engrossing, entertaining new novel you won’t want to miss.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Prepare to read One Kick with your heart in your throat. Chelsea Cain has created a world that's both utterly exhilarating and emotionally rich. With Kick Lannigan as our protagonist--resilient yet broken, conflicted yet righteous--we find ourselves willing to go anywhere, even to the darkest places, knowing she'll protect us, surprise us, move us." - Megan Abbott

"Avenging angel Kick Lannigan is a compelling, original heroine who takes readers on a hair-raising quest for justice and redemption. Alternately terrifying and moving, this blistering thriller kept me riveted right up to its powerful conclusion." - Diana Abu-Jaber

"Kick Lannigan is my kind of heroine, brave and honorable, with a big gun and a sharp tongue. Chelsea Cain is at the top of her game here with crisp prose, rich characters, and breakneck pacing. Read the first chapter, and you'll be hooked." - Alafair Burke

"Chelsea Cain has done it again! One Kick is a fast & furious thrill ride full of new exciting characters and major twists & turns. A must read!" - Jackie Collins

"Author Cain has done it again. One Kick is superb! From its breathtaking opening sequence, through scenes of wrenching evil and heart-clutching emotion to its roller coaster finale, this novel will stay with you for a long time. And what a heroine . . . Here's hoping for more Kick Lannigan soon!" - Jeffery Deaver

"Chelsea Cain has staked her claim to new territory with One Kick which heralds an exciting new series. Fresh, original, engaging and tension-filled, this is a perfect introduction to Kick Lannigan, whose quest for justice you'll champion." - Sue Grafton

"In her Heartsick series Cain might cut your heart out. With One Kick she breaks it. If you're not crying by page 188 and terrified by page 290, you're not reading the right book." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Chelsea Cain is the queen of the can't-put-it down-book and in One Kick she's entirely outdone herself. Deeply intelligent and grippingly suspenseful, One Kick is a wickedly brilliant masterpiece by a thrillingly talented master of the form." - Cheryl Strayed

"Chelsea Cain's One Kick has all the bones of a great thriller--a high-octane story that will never let you catch your breath, non-stop action, and twists galore. But it's Kick Lannigan that really gives this stellar read its heart and soul. Kick is a total badass, armed and dangerous. But you'll cheer for her, worry about her--and you'll pray that, if you ever meet anyone like her, she'll be on your side. Chelsea Cain has outdone herself -- and that's no small feat." - Lisa Unger


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Used availability for Chelsea Cain's One Kick

Hardback Editions

August 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: One Kick
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-4448-2486-4 / 978-1-4448-2486-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: One Kick (Kick Lannigan: Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-4104-7092-X / 978-1-4104-7092-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: One Kick: A Novel (Kick Lannigan)
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-4767-4978-7 / 978-1-4767-4978-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Gone: A Novel
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-982116-11-0 / 978-1-982116-11-8
Publisher: Pocket Books
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May 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: One Kick: A Kick Lannigan Novel
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-4767-4987-6 / 978-1-4767-4987-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Kick
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-4711-3066-5 / 978-1-4711-3066-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: One Kick
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-4711-3067-3 / 978-1-4711-3067-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: One Kick (Kick Lannigan)
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-4423-9239-8 / 978-1-4423-9239-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: One Kick: A Novel (Kick Lannigan)
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 1-4423-7001-7 / 978-1-4423-7001-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gone: Kick Lannigan, Book 1
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Gone: Kick Lannigan, Book 1
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gone: Kick Lannigan, Book 1
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Gone: Kick Lannigan, Book 1
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gone: A Novel (Kick Lannigan Book 1)
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: One Kick
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: One Kick (Kick Lannigan Book 1)
Author(s): Chelsea Cain
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK