Tuesday Teaser ~ No Second Chance

I adore Harlan Coben's books, so when No Second Chance went on sale at Amazon, I snatched it up (even though I already own it in paper.) And there it is, sitting on my kindle, begging for a reread. So of course, I succumbed.

Blurb:
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 whom 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.

The First Paragraph:
When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter.

The Teaser:
I would lay down my life in a second for my daughter. And truth be told, if push came to shove, I would lay down yours too.


Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! To see what others are sharing on the Teaser Tuesdays, check the comments at: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/ 

Share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you are reading. Here's the link: Bibliophile By The Sea

23 comments:

  1. I've never read any of his work. This one does sound like a roller coaster.

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    1. You should definitely give Coben a try. After the first book of his that I read, I actually resisted reading another because I couldn't believe I wasn't going to be disappointed. But he comes through every time.

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  2. I have a Harlan Coben novel on my shelf, waiting for me to read it. I've heard such good things about his writing! You've inspired me to open that book next.
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog post today: THE BEARWALKER’S DAUGHTER.

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    1. Be prepared to be hooked. And now I'm curious which one you have. Maybe I'll see it on a Tuesday post.

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  3. I have only read one Coben book and it seems like a crime given how much I loved the one book I read by him. I really do need to read more of his books.

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    1. He's an autobuy for me. A guaranteed good read.

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  4. Coben's books have always been on my list, but I've still never gotten around to reading any of them. Mine is from Christmas Mourning, by Margaret Maron: http://eyesandearsblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/teaser-tuesday_28.html

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    1. You need to move them up on your list. You really do.

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  5. Sounds intense...but good. I'd probably keep reading.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. He's a reliable author. I recommend him highly.

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  6. I love him too. I have this plus two others in print that I haven't got to yet. I'm sure I've missed a few over the years.
    here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/28/teaser-tuesdays-87-moore-zombies-and-the-alien-next-door/

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    1. I've read them all. Coben is a favorite author of mine.

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  7. Wow, what a suspenseful story! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Coben loves writing about the loved one gone missing. It's a theme I didn't know I would enjoy until I found him.

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  8. I like the author's writing and liked the intro -- great pick Suzie --enjoy

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    1. There's a reason his book always hit the NYT best seller list. :)

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  9. I always enjoy this author's books and this sounds excellent.

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  10. Harlan is one of my go to authors!

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  11. I'm a Harlan Coben fan already. I'd keep reading as this is one on my to-read list.

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  12. You have something to look forward to then.

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  13. OMG I want to know everything about him, great beginning. Have a happy Halloween! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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