Book Reviews of No Second Chance

No Second  Chance
No Second Chance
Author: Harlan Coben
ISBN-13: 9780525947295
ISBN-10: 0525947299
Publication Date: 4/2003
Pages: 338
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 201 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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THIS MAN KNOWS HOW TO KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT
I read this book with trepidation. Recently having read my first Harlan Coben book Tell No One and recommending it to everyone, I feared my initial enthusiasm might be in vain. My worry was unfounded. Again Mr. Coben proves he knows how to grab you and not let go until the rollercoaster ride has mercifully ended. What a storyteller!
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This one kept me guessing until the end. Great read.
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Excellent Book! Can't put it down!!!!
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I practically read this book in one sitting - I couldn't put it down! It sucked me in from the very first chapter. The action and suspense kept coming, and I couldn't wait to see what was about to happen next. It kept me guessing, right up until the final pages. I will definitely be checking out more of Harlan Coben's books - he might just be my new favorite author.
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Great book! Christine
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Thought it was really good...keeps you guessing.
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Excellent Book. If you enjoy Patricia Cornwell and David Baldacci you will love this book.
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This is a great book. Harlan Coben never lets you down.
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Marc Seidman awakens to fine himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV,his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, He'd had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wifr and 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 has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give him new hope: a ransom note.
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MY FAVORITE AUTHOR
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Another winner for Coben....I just love his books!!
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Hard cover book. I love his work. Good book.
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FROM FRONT COVER: If you contact the authorities, we disappear. You will never know what happened to her. We will be watching. We want two million dollars. Go home and wait. There will be NO SECOND CHANCE.
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I enjoy all of Coben's standalones, but the Myron books remain near and dear to my heart.
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I found Harlan Coben just last year and have read every single book he has on the market. I love his writing and the way he builds his characters. It is an absolute pleasure to read his books in order and see their progression.

If you're looking for a quick, good, fun read, this is the book for you.
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Get shot and then chase after the shooters only to find that you are not as popular as you once thought you were.
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Absolutely love this author. Great mix of suspense, romance and mystery to keep you hooked from page to page. Highly recommend.
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Compelling mystery with more twists and turns than a curly noodle!
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Excellent!
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A taut, fast paced thriller, that kept my attention from beginning to end.
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Great page turner.
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Harlan Coben never fails to deliver a suspenseful, edge of your seat, page-turner. I really did not figure this one out until it was all revealed at the end. I totally enjoyed this thriller.
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Harlan Coben books are always good reads. this was hard to put down.
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Great Harlan Coben thriller!
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From Publishers Weekly: "Supercharged by a father's fierce drive to rescue his kidnapped daughter, Coben's third stand-alone thriller proves far more gripping than his second, Tell No One. Marc Seidman, a plastic surgeon near New York City, wakes up in a hospital to learn that he has been gravely wounded, his wife shot dead and his infant daughter, Tara, snatched. 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. A smartly drawn supporting cast supports Marc in his quest, including an old girlfriend-an ex-FBI agent-who reappears in his life; Marc's lawyer, who's also his best friend; a cop/FBI duo who for a while suspect Marc of engineering the snatch and ransom demands; and a working-class hero who joins forces with Marc near the end of his hunt and steals every scene he's in. On the villain's side lurk several shady folk, including a psychopathic former child star and her hulking boyfriend. The plot is overly complicated, and there's a revelation at book's end that veteran thriller readers will have sussed out long before. Those flaws matter little, though, in the face of the emotional onslaught of Marc's gut-wrenching, self-questioning, relentless narration, which will carry readers like a tidal wave through the novel's twists and turns. What Coben's thriller lacks in originality, it makes up for in sheer vigor; few browsers or dippers will put this down." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Very intense read. I couldn't put it down.
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WOW! Awesome book! Great suspense, characterization and plot. Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors and he never fails to please!!
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So good I bought it twice (and if this copy's taken, I have another one at home...)
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A good mystery. There is a lot of twists and turns in the plot, and characters that keep you guessing while trying to figure out what is actually occurring.
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Very good book, continuous action with lots of twists and turns. One of Harlan Coben's best!
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Great read!
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Book Description
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 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.

My Review
Harlan Coben's books are always very entertaining and this one was no different. With lots of quirky characters, interesting plot and fine writing, this book was an enjoyable read. I do have one complaint in regards to a character's behavior acting in what I thought was a bit unbelievable but you have to read it for yourself and see what you think. Even with this one flaw, the book twists and turns and keeps you guessing until the end. If you never tried Coben's books, I think you should. I certainly look forward to my next book written by him.