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.
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
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.
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.
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