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No Second Chance Hardcover – 1 May 2003

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Books; First Edition edition (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525947299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525947295
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.1 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,435,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No Second Chance is yet another of Harlan Coben's terrifying explorations of the worst of fears--Marc Seidman wakes in hospital after narrowly surviving a shooting in which his wife died and their baby daughter went missing. The handover of a ransom from his rich in-laws goes wrong and Seidman realises that he is not only without wife and daughter--and the sister who may have been an accomplice--but he is also the principal suspect. The reader knows even more than Seidman just how much jeopardy he is in--Coben does a brilliantly disturbing job of introducing us to a pair of psychotics who are in charge of the ransom plot and who plan to take Seidman and his in-laws for another ride into insecurity and hell. Marc turns to the one person he thinks can help him--the ex-girlfriend who still has a place in his heart and used to be a senior Federal agent. The problem is that Rachel comes with baggage, and enemies, all of her own...

This is an impressive book about suspicion and how easy it is to make the wrong guesses; it is a triumph of misdirection. It also has that particular Coben touch--people are capable of behaving worse than you can possibly imagine, but also of acts of surprising grace. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Harlan's tour (27-30th May) was a great success. EVENTSHarlan's evening talkand signing at OTTAKAR'S PUTNEY was attended by around 50 people, and OTTAKAR'S MILTON KEYNES attended by almost 100 people. He also completed two busy lunchtime signings at WHSMITH in NOTTINGHAM and MURDER ONE both of which attracted around 50 people. Harlan also signed stock at CRIME IN STORE. MEDIATHE GUARDIAN lead review on 14/6/03Review in SUNDAY TELEGRAPH on 10/8/03Review in TIME OUT 'Page-turning tension make this one of the top thrillers of the summer.' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Coben is surely one of the best crime writers around,notable for constistently good characterisation and tight plotting. A real page turner, No Second Chance will delight new readers and give old hands a familiar sense of renewed pleasure.'WATERSTONE'S ENIGMA, Jude Davies 'his best yet' MORNING STAR, Mat Coward 'No Second Chance has a terrific opening.' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'a first class thriller' iloveamystery.com 'a swift and satisfying read' Mark Campbell, CRIME TIME Profile interview in THE TIMES MAGAZINE by Paul Connolly on 7/6/03. Harlan has been interviewed for RELAXWITHABOOK.COM to be used as an interactive clip in-store at Sainsburys. He has also been interviewed by BBC RADIO HEREFORD & WORCESTER, BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE, BBC RADIO NOTTINGHAM, MOD FOCUS magazine CRIME TIME are dedicating issue 36 (July/August) to Harlan, featuring an interview by Matt Levy and an interview will be featured in VERDICT magazine More reviews have appeared in THE MIRROR, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, RADIO CLYDE, Sky Digital Text, Essex Magazine & Anglian Life, CAMBRIDGESHIRE JOURNAL, NORFOLK JOURNAL, SUFFOLK JOURNAL, PRIZES GALORE, PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH, STANSTEAD OBSERVER, SAFFRON WALDEN OBSERVER, HERTS & ESSEX OBSERVER, DUNMOW OBSERVER, GOOD BOOK GUIDE, SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE, BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO, YORK EVENING PRESS, GLASGOW HERALD, DOMINIONPOST (NEW ZEALAND) and PRIZES GALORE. TRADE PRESS/EVENTSA full-page profile interview with Harlan ran in THE BOOKSELLER on 14th Feb. Whilst he was in theUK he met customers from BCA and Cork in Nottingham and joined a group of key accounts customers to a Springsteen gig at Crystal Palace. THUMPING GOOD READ COVERAGEDAILY TELEGRAPH, 'A WRITERS LIFE'DAILY MAIL - piece about the awardsPUBLISHING NEWS - piece about awardsLINCOLNSHIRE ECHO - review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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