No Second Chance A doctor wakes up in the hospital to learn his wife is dead and his daughter missing. Add in a crackhead sister, an estranged but… No Second Chance A doctor wakes up in the hospital to learn his wife is dead and his daughter missing. Add in a crackhead sister, an estranged but… 2003-04-28 Fiction
Book Review

NO SECOND CHANCE (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 28, 2003; Writer: Harlan Coben; Genre: Fiction

A doctor wakes up in the hospital to learn his wife is dead and his daughter missing. Add in a crackhead sister, an estranged but loaded father-in-law, an ex-love who suddenly resurfaces, and several random lunatics, and you have a zippy read about a father desperate to find his kidnapped -- or not -- daughter. The only problem with this otherwise escapist read is that unlike most thriller writers, Coben refuses to treat his story like a grown-up fairy tale. Without ruining the plot, let's just say Coben has no interest in simply letting the good guys win and the bad guys suffer. But if you can handle a little noir in your thriller, Chance is good fun.

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints
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