This one, however, was a slight disappointment. The police believe his death was no accident, that his involvement in a spectacular financial fraud was about to be exposed to the world. This book could have been well set in the 80's except for the maddoff type of scaming, as there is no mention of any of the new gadgets, thats some can't live without even for a single day. Unfortunately, the 'mystery' was pretty clear after the second murder was described and it was really unbelievable that all of these wealthy men fell in love so fast. There seemed to be a mixed message here--Grace was unfairly judged because she was rich, and yet the author does nothing but paint pictures of these rich folks that make us want to puke our guts out. Its the story of her survival, of fighting against the odds, and I really love that. The gruesome rape sequence in graphic detail sickens us and makes us feel sorry for the victim.
Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated and loved; the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil - her winnings in life. It is one of the worst books I have painfully managed to finish. This novel was full of flat, undeveloped characters who annoyed and frustrated me, they were tedious and so unlike any of the older Sheldon novels. The crowds on the sidewalk opened up to let her in, then closed around her like a womb. Overnight, the delicate beauty who was once the toast of moneyed society has become a reviled modern-day Marie Antoinette, alone and power-less to stop her infamous fall.
When I decided to r In another life, a different dream, I could have loved him. Master of mystery Sidney Sheldon weaves the unexpected destinies of 3 young women doctors in a compelling story of healers and killers, ambitions and obstacles, lovers and betrayers. Bagshawe is supposed to be continuing our beloved Sidney Sheldon's work, not copy every single word out of his book. Do I recommend this book? His obsession nearly cost McGuire his sanity, even after the stunning young widow disappeared without a trace. His financial affairs unravel, revealing expensive crimes, and now Grace is in the frame. I get it that you are inspired by him and want to write like him but you can put his name down somewhere in acknowledgement. I tried very consciously to be true to him and sound like his voice.
In that way, this book is no exception. But the same old same old story line of a heroine hardening up in prison, escaping, seeking revenge, alongside with a huge corporate crime and a sick psychopath a detective, again on her tail is getting old. Michael Moretti, compelling Mafia boss, nearly destroys Jennifer's career before it begins. But that doesn't keep Dana from following a story all over the world, from Washington to Aspen, Nice, Juneau, Dusseldorf, Rome, Brussels, Moscow, and Siberia. But all Sarah really wants is what has come so easily to her sisters - a family of her own. Tilly Bagshawe has adopted Sheldon's style and used it to her advantage. I also liked Grace's the main character growth throughout the novel if only because I went from feeling like she deserved her head bashed in at the start of the novel to respecting her strength and resilience at the end of the novel.
And she's a survivor, indomitable as her father, the man who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the bleak South African earth. I also remember hearing of his passing and thinking what a tremendous loss for fans and the literary world. Jennifer's strength and beauty win the love of 2 powerful men, but earn her the implacable hatred of a third. The story though predictable but it is full of twist and turn. Bloodline is a sweeping novel of high financial intrigue on three continents, love, murder, danger, and suspense. First time I tried the spoilers, no idea if it works. Sheldon's novels are brought alive by the cast of intricately developed characters that we as the reader grow with.
From New Orleans to London to Paris to Madrid to Amsterdam, Tracy plays for the highest stakes in a deadly game. Well, for a Sheldon fan, this book is somehow a disgrace I'm sorry Ms. All along I kne Bernie Madoff's ponzi system sure has inspired many novels. Well a good question indeed. I thought it would be funny to see what someone else could do with Sheldon's style. This book is no exception.
I guess I am being too harsh on the book, well! Then one day Lenny vanishes, his yacht discovered abandoned far out at sea. But it was a book fair, it was cheap, and I was not really upset when I found out. Sheldon's books have always been somewhat soap opera-esque, taking the reader into the world of the filthy rich and powerful, and often showing us how lust and greed spin out of control. Well, this is the second book of Mr. Following the success of the New York Times-bestseller Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game comes a classic tale of love and betrayal, of a struggle for survival in the new world order. A tribute to one of America's most popular and bestselling authors, Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness is a novel that the master himself would have been proud to call his own. Bagshawe created a cast of characters that you either loved or hated, had compassion for or envied.
Now alone and no one to turn to, she is determined to find out who is framing her and is desperate for revenge. A book that has been read but is in good condition. To tell you more would be to turn this review into a spoiler, so let me just say that every word, every sentence will enthrall you. Finally, in her new home, her dream comes true…but at a terrible cost. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Not too mention the fact that these men, worth hundreds of millions of dollars each, were so in love after a few weeks or months they all agreed to quickie weddings without pre-nups.
But it's Jakes' widow, the gorgeous Angela Jakes, who gets to Maguire. Digging into his father's still-unsolved murder, Matt has uncovered three identical slayings, and soon he is joining forces with Danny to pursue a brilliant, elusive killer across the globe. A Sidney Sheldon novel for me is a fairly simple plotline that is neither fantastical or flamboyant, but that is more intense and compelling than most other books that I have read. Michael Moretti, compelling Mafia boss, nearly destroys Jennifer's career before it begins. I would recommend this over Mistress of the Game any day.
The brutal murder of art dealer Andrew Jakes is unconventional—some of the obvious loot is left, while a number of rare miniatures are stolen. She takes it upon herself to prove Melville was behind the crime. Once Grace is convicted of money laundering, she is betrayed by her family and friends. Untangling a spiralling web of vicious lies and well-planned deceit, Grace soon puts her own life in danger. Lenny is the financial wizard behind an investment company called Quorum.