Book Review – No Second Chance by Harlan Coben

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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.

We are watching. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. 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 deception 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 home Tara, at any cost. Both a white-knuckle thriller and an emotionally powerful tale about the loyalty of old friends and the bond between parent and child, No Second Chance is another masterpiece from an author who writes “suspense at its finest” (Jeffrey Deaver).

Oooooo eeeee. A very tense book, filled with twists (and twisted) and some great characters. Because of the subject matter (kidnapped child) it is a very emotional book. Very good but perhaps not as good as his last one, Gone for Good.

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