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.
As soon as I read the blurb for this book by Harlan Coben, I instantly decided to read it. This book in fact hooked me from the very first line and took me on a heart-pounding, breathtaking journey.
Dr Marc Seidman is shot twice at his home, he barely survives and regains consciousness twelve days later in hospital. He learns that his wife Monica is dead, killed in the same attack, and his 6-month-old daughter Tara is missing...probably kidnapped by the attackers.
Who attacked the Seidmans? Why? Where is Tara?
From here starts a long, tortuous journey for Marc to try and find his missing daughter. He knows that she's most probably dead, but he doesn't give up. He has the support of a number of close friends such as Lenny and his wife Chloe, and Zia, a reconstructive plastic surgeon like him and his work partner.
A ransom call comes in, a chance for Marc to have his daughter back, but the ransom deal does not go according to plan and Marc loses the one chance given to him for getting Tara back.
Although the book is called 'No second chance', there is in fact another chance. But will Marc succeed in having his daughter back? It won't be that easy.
The characters in this novel are all well-described and developed. The bad guys are really bad and the story line is very entangled and elaborate.
On several occasions I thought I knew where the story was going, however, each time the author pulled the carpet from under my feet scattering all the puzzle pieces that I was trying to put together in my mind. Each time the author added something that made me look at everything in a new light.
On some occasions I thought that the author gave too much unnecessary descriptions and details which did not add anything to the story, however other than that this is a very good thriller. The ending is both satisfying and surprising. I even had to suppress some tears back on one occasion. I will surely read more books by this great author.