No Second Chance

No Second Chance

Book - 2003
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Harlan Coben returns with a thriller of explosive tension and breathless psychological suspense. No Second Chanceis a breakneck ride where nothing is what it seems-and where hope and fear collide in the most surprising ways. When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter... Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his six-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc new hope: a ransom note. If you contact the authorities, we disappear. We will be watching. We want two million dollars. There will be no second chance. The note is chilling, but Marc sees only one thing-he has the chance to save his daughter. He can't talk to the police or the FBI. He doesn't know who he can trust. And now the authorities are closing in on a new suspect: Marc himself. Mired in a deepening quicksand of violence and deadly secrets-about his wife, about an old love he's never forgotten, and about his own past-he clings to one, unwavering vow: to bring Tara home, at any cost.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2003.
ISBN: 9780525947295
Characteristics: 338 p. ;,24 cm.


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May 09, 2019

Fantabulous storyline! Im even gladder *is that even a word* that I read ebooks, because this novel would have been shredded trying to get the pages turned quick enough! I read it in 2 days, and thats between a house flood and 6 kittens *UGH* I seriously hated the end of the book. I cant mention why or it would be a spoiler and I hate when people do that. I also dislike when the police hang on to a "suspect" even when they have a good feeling theyre innocent, worse still when they KNOW theyre innocent *hmmph*...they STILL continue to harass them and make them question themselves. Now I cannot choose one novel of Cobens that I like the best. This one totally blew my mind. A def 5 stars! Happy Reading!

Oct 17, 2018

What a fabulously gripping story. Coben will have his challenges to top this one..

Sep 09, 2016

This book is guaranteed to keep you reading until the wee hours! So many twists and turns; Coben at his best!!!!

Jun 15, 2015

A real page-turner! I didn't expect the ending at all!

Dec 11, 2013

It was hard to put down. A man is shot, his wife murdered and his 6 month old daughter is missing.He tries to make sense of it all as the police suspect him and then a ransom demand for the child and a failed return drags him further into the mysterious web.

Mar 23, 2010

A great, suspenseful read. Excellent.

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