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NO SECOND CHANCE
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
Readers who loved 2001's Tell No One will feel at home with Harlan Coben's latest suspense novel. Dr. Marc Seidman, the married father of a newborn, has his world shattered when his wife is murdered and his baby daughter kidnapped. Despite his being shot and almost killed in the crime, the investigatorsa good-cop/bad-cop team of an FBI agent and a local police detectivesuspect him immediately and exclusively. Ransom money is delivered, but his daughter is never found.
A year and a half later, Seidman is still trying to pick up the pieces of his life when a second ransom demanda second chanceis presented. Coben plots his story with more twists than Route 66, and readers will be hard-pressed to figure out how the situation will resolve.
The characterizations are thin, though, and the combined IQ of the police and FBI on this case would rival a raccoon's, thereby hobbling the necessary "willing suspension of disbelief." All in all though, NO SECOND CHANCE will make good beach reading. (May, 352 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed By: Kim Colley
Published: May 2003