Read by Tim Machin.
A sterling thriller from the author of 'Gone For Good' and 'Tell No One'.
When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter.
Dr. Marc Seidman is living in the classic American suburb of Livingston, New Jersey with his new wife, Monica, and their baby daughter, Tara, when the shocking attack occurs. Marc is left barely clinging to life. When he wakes up at the hospital, he learns that Monica is dead - and that Tara is missing from her crib.
For two weeks there is no word. Then a ransom demand is made for Tara's return. But Marc makes a mistake. Something goes terribly wrong during the money drop. The ransom vanishes. The kidnappers get away.
Crushed, Marc waits by the phone for another call. Days turn to weeks as Marc remembers the ransom note's ominous warning: 'There will be no second chance'. The police, believing that Tara is probably dead, start to move on.
An agonizing eighteen months pass with no word and no new clues. And then, when Marc has just about given up all hope of seeing his daughter again, he gets a package with a chilling note attached: 'Want a second chance?' And inside the package the kidnapper provides proof that Tara is still alive . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2003
- 145 x 105mm