"I'm tired of the lies and the cheating, and the broken promises that were never meant to be kept.” ~ The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon. The novel. Portable Document Format (PDF) file size of Are You Afraid Of The Dark - Anish Das Apu is MB. If you Total viewed or downloaded book hungers!!!. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Two gorgeous widows go up against a nefarious multinational think tank in this airbrushed but goofily entertaining.
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“Are You Afraid of the Dark?” By Sidney Sheldon 2. Prologue. Berlin, Germany. Sona Verbrugge had no idea that this was going to be her last day on earth. Sidney Sheldon - Are You Afraid Of The Dark. Pages · Sidney Sheldon-three complete novels I Sidney Sheldon. p. cm. Books by Sidney Sheldon. The new novel that Sidney Sheldon's millions of fans all over the world have been waiting for. And, like his seventeen previous books, it is destined for a top.
The typical strong female characters are not in this book. It could be the Mob underlings who promised retribution against Diane for having testified against their Godfather. Readers Also Enjoyed. Thirty years back, this book would have felt unputdownable. Feb 15, Narges Aliyari rated it it was ok Shelves:
Two women -- the widows of two of the dead -- find themselves under ruthless attac The new novel that Sidney Sheldon's millions of fans all over the world have been waiting for. Two women -- the widows of two of the dead -- find themselves under ruthless attack and are drawn together in fear, confusion and for mutual protection.
But are they being targeted because one of them is the prosecution witness at a famous criminal trial? Or is there a connection to the mystery behind their husband's deaths? Meanwhile, Tanner Kingsley, Chief Executive of an international Think Tank created only seven years ago, is on the cusp of an amazing discovery which could alter the future of the world. If properly handled, the outcome of this could deliver unbelievable power into the company's hands. But are the mysterious deaths connected to this volatile secret?
And can it be further protected? Thrown together, the women could not be more different: Diane Stevens is a well-connected, affluent artist from the Upper East Side.
Philadelphia neighbourhood with a new 'uncle' every month, believed she had at last found safety and contentment in Paris, married to a brilliant scientist. Get A Copy.
Paperback , pages. Published July 1st by HarperCollins Publishers first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Are You Afraid of the Dark? I feel like Im missing something. Did they do it just to show Tanner that they were ready to play?? Rajneesh Parmar It has no connection to the advancement of the plot.
I feel it was more a fancy of Sidney Sheldon; to play about with the two girls. See all 3 questions about Are You Afraid of the Dark? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Apr 08, Diane rated it really liked it.
View all 20 comments. The dead share a single crucial link: Two of the victims' widows—accomplished painter Diane Stevens and international supermodel Kelly Harris—may hold the key to their husbands' demise.
Terrified for their lives, suspicious of each other, and armed only with their own wits and guile, they must join forces in a nigh Are You Afraid of the Dark? Terrified for their lives, suspicious of each other, and armed only with their own wits and guile, they must join forces in a nightmare cycle of they loved Mar 17, Sarah rated it did not like it. View all 6 comments. Mar 01, Tim rated it did not like it. View all 4 comments. Jan 24, Lynai rated it liked it Shelves: What I appreciate about Sidney Sheldon is that his books are always page-turners, the kind that makes you not want to drop the book until you get to the last page.
This is the reason why I was able to finish the each of the books above for only one day.
I may not be much of a fan of Sidney Sheldon but I have read a number of his works enough for me to acquire a sense of familiarity as to what his stories are like. And this is what bothers me the most because Sheldon no longer surprise me at all. Still, when it comes to suspense, Sheldon for me is one master storyteller. His writing style is simple yet vivid, effortless and fluid. His story plots are always absorbing and intricate and his characters are very complex and intriguing.
Most of time, while reading the book, I always had to remind myself that I am reading Sidney Sheldon and not Dean Koontz.
I have some problems, though, with the way Sheldon peppered the book with quite a number of flashbacks. It somehow added to my confusion especially that there are a lot of names of the characters that I have to remember.
Nonetheless, this is a story pregnant with much suspense and action, and the revelation towards the ending is a strong probability worthy of discussion. A little spoiler and a detailed review in It's A Wonderful Bookworld Feb 16, Meera rated it it was ok.
Aachii Masala View 1 comment. Feb 15, Narges Aliyari rated it it was ok Shelves: Okay, so if this book was Sidney Sheldon at the top of his game, I'm definitely not reading any of his other books because I really didn't like this book.
First of all, it was way to predictable. Even for me, who doesn't read a lot of mystery novels. So if you're one who loves mysteries and reads them day in and day out, save yourself the trouble and don't read this one, because a few chapters into the book, it's no longer a mystery.
Another thing that annoyed me about this book was our two protag Okay, so if this book was Sidney Sheldon at the top of his game, I'm definitely not reading any of his other books because I really didn't like this book.
Another thing that annoyed me about this book was our two protagonists. Of course they're both very young and very beautiful, but on top of that they're incredibly smart and lucky. I mean, everything seems to actually go right for them when it's supposed to be going wrong. They manage to have a steady flow of cash on them, they can get a plane, helicopter, taxi, whatever, whenever they need it. And they're very one demensional too. I really don't even want to continue talking about the book because I disliked reading it so much.
In summary, I didn't like the book because of the predictable plot and the shallow, one-demensional characters who really aren't real women at all but just some author's fantasy of what a perfect woman should be. Jun 01, Diane Wallace rated it really liked it.
The best! Sheldon has done just that and more.. Dec 10, Shabbeer Hassan rated it did not like it Shelves: With bickering, paper-thin, highly annoying protagonists and a cast of villains so much like the ones Scooby faced, I wonder whether this was actually sponsored by Hanna-Barbera!
Sep 14, Crime Addict Sifat rated it it was amazing. Utilizing his typical berserk, page-turning style, Sheldon takes us directly into the story with a progression of passings that are made to look like suicides.
At the point when the spouses of two of the "suicide" casualties get together to collaborate, they understand there is an abnormal association between their husbands' passings — the two men worked for a mammoth organization called the Kingsley International Group, and the two men were headed to Washington, D. Something that would cost them, and twelve or so others, their lives. Something many refer to as "Prima.
These books have bigger-than-life characters that are still believable. The storyline in Are You Afraid of the Dark is simplistic and the book just feels as though it has been rushed. I am a Sidney Sheldon fan, so I still found it suspenseful enough to see through to the end. It just wasn't what I expected. Oct 19, Reena rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 22, Asghar Abbas rated it it was ok. It's all about the endings, isn't it?
Naw, just his career. It's hardly his Deerhunter, an obscure Entourage reference that no one will get, haha. In stasis, just for the heck of it I reread this because clearly I don't love myself enough but I don't think I have laughed aloud like this in a long while. I laughed until it wasn't funn It's all about the endings, isn't it? I laughed until it wasn't funny anymore, until it became saddening.
This is acceptable by humanity? When so many others who deserves to be read aren't being read, who ought to be published are not being published, those who should be writing aren't writing , well that one is their own fault. I must say he had turned telling a story instead of showing one into a fine art form. I thought about it but I just didn't care about the characters.
The outdated technology dispirited me since we can do all the googling on our phones now and that's mean, I know. But then again like the author of Kramer vs Kramer said books serves as time capsules that we can revisit, that is such a beautiful thought, right?
So if I wanted to get a feel I'll just reread this novel as devoid of substance as it was. To be honest, it wasn't so long ago that I was in and I remember it vividly, we can only hope that our years remember us fondly too. As brainless as this is, and it is pretty brainless, I can't help but feel that it's ahead of its time filled with dreary fortelling and cold presentiment.
Because nowadays everyone is obsessed with climate change, whether they believe it's happening or they are wrong. Haha, just kidding I don't enforce my opinions.
The point is everybody got something to say about it. Even a bear's victim that was awarded recently. Oddly enough in another novel on this subject was released ; State of Fear by Michael Crichton.
Safe to say that was a better novel, more persuasive too. Back to this one, the two stars are for Well, who am I to completely shoot down something that brought joy of reading to countless many. After all I enjoy cotton candy and light kisses too. View 2 comments. Jun 10, Shoa Khan rated it it was ok Shelves: It's really hard to believe this book was written by Sidney Sheldon.
Though he's known for writing popular, commercial fiction, this book was downright pretentious and lame! The on-the-lam ladies, Kelly and Diane, escape every assassination attempt with ridiculous ease, and other characters appear and disappear simply in order to get the author out of one plot pickle after another.
Still, despite or because of Sheldon's blithe unconcern for logic and his just-add-water relationships, this is a breezily pleasing read. All rights reserved.
Readers don't expect literary genius from Sheldon, but they do expect to be entertained, and once again the popular TV-producer-turned-storyteller delivers the goods.
When four top scientists at the imposing think tank KIG wind up dead in four different parts of the world, is it coincidence? Two of the victims' wives--the elegant artist, Diane, who just testified against a Mob boss, and the gorgeous model Kelly, who flew to New York from Paris at the behest of her dead husband's boss--inadvertently meet, and they find themselves connected because someone is apparently trying to kill them, too.
It could be the Mob underlings who promised retribution against Diane for having testified against their Godfather.
Or is it possible the women's husbands were so deep into their secret project for KIG that they may have been a threat to its secrecy, and now the wives must die, too? This novel is short on character development and long on cliched literary techniques, but it is, nevertheless, the best kind of guilty pleasure. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: HarperCollins e-books; 1st edition March 17, Publication Date: March 17, Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers Language: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled.
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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I always enjoyed the strong female characters and the way he wove the story together. I must have read the first few novels of his 10 times each You cannot compare this book to his earlier novels. He may have just needed the paycheck or has a vendetta against trees. The typical strong female characters are not in this book. This book is very predictable and not written all that well.
I was a Sheldon fan for a very long time and I must say that this book has turned me off to his writing.
Maybe if I go back and read "Morning, Noon, and Night" again it would change my mind. Turn off the light because this book is just not that good. One person found this helpful. Hardcover Verified Purchase. It's silly--but it's compelling.
It's absurd--but it's also totally believable. It's too short, even sketchy--yet it tells its story fully. And it's riveting entertainment.
Yet if this is garbage, it's garbage in the hands of the world's greatest living master of popular fiction. Briefly, the novel is about an evil villain who is attempting to control the world by controlling The book certainly could be re-worked as a screenplay for James Bond--except that the good guys who conquer the evil are female.
There's quite a bit of information here, just blurted out in expository paragraphs, or spoken by the characters in long speeches. This technique would seem amateurish except, hey, it's Sidney Sheldon! I'm no longer young, and Mr. Sheldon had won his Academy Award a full decade before I was born. In the years that followed, he also won a Tony Award on Broadway, and several Emmys for television.
He probably is able to phone in his manuscript with one eye closed and one arm tied behind his back--and he may have done just that. Still, because this author is the master of his art that he is, even with this novel's silly faults, it is a fascinating and plausible story.
And someone's put some serious research into crafting the vehicle of evil. According to his biography, Mr. Sheldon was born in Read it and enjoy a master at work. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.
I am glad that Sidney is back. Most of his book are guaranteed to be a quick and fun read but some of his latest book have taken off on a different path and although I enjoyed them I was in no hurry to reach an end.
This is story about how the head of the world's greatest think tank has murdered at least 3 of his top scientist because they figured out that his latest invention was not meant to save the world but to help him control the weather and in the process become richer and more powerful. What's great about this story is that although the villains have the most high tech surveillance equipment, money and power behind them, they are always one step behind the two heroines of this book, Diane and Kelly.
These two women befriend each other when they realize that their husbands were murdered by their employer. Once they realize this, the book is great roller coaster ride in which you are rooting for Diane and Kelly to outsmart the bad guys.
Guess what, no surprise there as the girls outwit the bad guys each and every time. The fun of this book is trying to anticipate their next move. Audio Cassette Verified Purchase. Sidney Sheldon's latest novel follows in the tradition of his previous best-sellers and his fans will not be disappointed. This time out, we learn that several key employees of an international think tank have been horribly and mysteriously murdered.
Two of their widows, Diane Stevens and Kelly Harris, join forces to uncover the truth and find themselves marked for death as well. We follow the intrepid ladies from New York to Europe and back again in a race against time to find the one responsible for killing their husbands, all the while being watched by a power-hungry madman who wants to control the world.
Sheldon specializes in breezy dramas featuring beautiful, strong, and infinitely resourceful young women; in this story, we get two of them - naive artist Diane and cynical supermodel, Kelly. There are frequent flashbacks to reveal details of their lives as well as insight into the villain's twisted mind.
The ladies find themselves in mortal peril countless times, and they come out of each sticky situation by using their brains, pluck, and good-old-Sidney Sheldon girl-power. If you like Sheldon's lightweight but often exciting brand of chick-flick-type novels, you will enjoy "Are You Afraid of the Dark?
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