No Second Chance
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....more
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"Edgar belongs to that unique class of the entitled who have deluded themselves into belie ...more
Then, a long airplane ride forced me to reconsider and I found myself enjoying his Tell No One. Smart, complicated and a likable protagonist (a far cry from Myron).
No Second Chance falls between the two ends of the spectrum, but closer to the good end. As I've learned is his usual set-up, hi ...more
Okay, so this book is a little "can't happen in real life" but Harlan Coben is such an incredible writer that you kinda forget it and just let yourself be sucked in.
Marc Seidman wakes up in the hospital, recovering from surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his chest during a home invasion. He quickly finds out that his wife was also shot and killed, and his infant daughter has been kidnapped. Seidman is desperate to find his daughter but his search ...more
When he gets a ransom note, he is desperate to save his daughter's life. Tara's grandfather, who is quite wealthy, puts up $2 million and Marc attempts the swap. It is not sucessufl and Marc feels he has lost it all.
Then , 18 months later, he DOES get a second chance--despite the title--and this time he decides not to involve the police. ...more
Seidman goes against instructions and involves the police and things go terribly wrong. Marc soon finds himself turned upside down in an attempt to try and find his daughter.
Just when you think you have it figured out the story hits another bump and twist and you start all over. A great se ...more
This book was a real HC by numbers, although thank God it didn't have that godawful Hester Crimstein in it. All the other usual plot lines were there though: the teenage love affair that cast a long shadow over all fut ...more
In this book Dr. Marc Seidman wakes up from a coma to realize that he has lost everything. His infant daughter has disappeared and his wife is dead. The worst part of all is that all of Ma ...more
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'When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter'.....Marc Seidman wakes up in ICU to find his wife has been murdered and his baby daughter, Tara, has vanished. Then 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: the chance to save ...more
The thing that really bothered me about this one was that the main character Marc Seidman has the same name as a main character in Coben's first book, Play Dead. In a letter to readers at the beginning of Play Dead, Coben mentions that sometimes he borrowed details from Play Dead and used them in other books.
I didn't like that, because it seems like writers should not use the same name for c ...more
His house was attacked, and he was bulled twice. Because of this ...more
This story is NOT hot off the press as Harlan wrote this novel in 2003. Does this 391 page crime thriller seem out of date, reading it 11 years after it was first published? NO! this book is a stonking good read and it DOES NOT show it's age. What you get is a first class read that fully entertains you from start to finish. No Second Chance is a FULL story will loads of detail and lots of tw ...more
In "No Sec ...more
Ik heb Harlan Coben pas recent ontdekt als schrijver en ik ben aan zeer aangename inhaalslag bezig. In Geen tweede kans st ...more
"He earned his money the old fashioned way: He inherited it. The more things were handed to you on a silver platter, the more you complain about welfare mothers and government handouts. He belongs to that unique class of the entitled who have deluded themselves into believing t ...more
I seriously struggled through this book. The story was good and had some great twists along the way. The characters I didn't really bother about and tha ...more
This book had me going to read it i ...more
Author: Harlan Coben
Recommended for: fan's of thrillers
A really great book and a fantastic author!I would definately recommend. Harlan Coben is a really great thriller author that knows how to keep the author hooked and makes them keep turning the pages. I has a really great start that makes the reader want to keep on read to find out what will happen next.
The tension is kept throughout the whole book which is a brilliant skill that Harlan Coben has. The main character is ea ...more
Coben is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first aut ...more