No Second Chance by Harlan Coben

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When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter...

 

Dr. Marc Seidman has been shot twice, his wife has been murdered, and his six-month-old daughter has been kidnapped. When he gets the ransom note-he knows he has only one chance to get this right. But there is nowhere he can turn and no one he can trust.

 

 

About Harlan Coben

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Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and, more recently, a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, he lives in New Jersey.
 
Published April 27, 2004 by Signet. 362 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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If you think Marc and Rachel will outfox the kidnappers this time around, you don’t know Coben, who’s looking way past the second abortive ransom drop to a racket that entangles a washed-up child TV star, the protector she met in the loony bin, an improbably successful adoption lawyer, and assort...

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The Guardian

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No Second Chance by Harlan Coben 338pp, Orion, £12.99 The genre of suspense fiction is - in two senses - a matter of high risk.

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Publishers Weekly

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The ensuing narrative, which shuttles between third person and Marc's first person, covers more than a year in Marc's hunt for Tara and climaxes twice with his fumbling of payments in response to ransom demands, plunging him into despair.

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Book Reporter

Harlan Coben is a nice guy.

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Entertainment Weekly

Add in a crackhead sister, an estranged but loaded father-in-law, an ex-love who suddenly resurfaces, and several random lunatics, and you have a zippy read about a father desperate to find his kidnapped -- or not -- daughter.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Guilt, heartbreak and loss are three things the narrator of NO SECOND CHANCE is about to experience as the book begins.

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Reviewing the Evidence

When you dream about the mystery unraveling in the book you are reading, you can be pretty certain it is a great book.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Since his first Myron Bolitar novel, DEAL BREAKER was released in 1995, Harlan Coben has waster no time at all in establishing his credentials as a superb writer of thrillers.

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Gather Books

This book was pretty intense at parts, and had cooling periods to give the reader a little break, but not so much to be at the point of boring the reader.

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Renowned plastic surgeon Marc Seidman wakes up in the intensive care unit after being in a coma for twelve days to learn that his wife was murdered and his six year old daughter Tara is missing.

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