Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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 place on bestseller lists everywhere In New York, Denver, Paris and Berlin, four people have died separately in apparent accidents Two women the widows of two of the dead find themselves under ruthless attacThe 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 place on bestseller lists everywhere In New York, Denver, Paris and Berlin, four people have died separately in apparent accidents 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 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 Taut with suspense and vivid characterization, and with an unnervingly realistic premise that could alter our lives, ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK is Sheldon at the top of his form.
Are You Afraid of the Dark 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 place on bestseller lists everywhere In N

  • Title: Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Author: Sidney Sheldon
  • ISBN: 9780007165162
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
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    Sidney Sheldon

    Sidney Sheldon 1917 2007 was an American writer who won awards in three careers a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best selling novelist.His TV works spanned a twenty year period during which he created I Dream of Jeannie 1965 70 , Hart to Hart 1979 84 , and The Patty Duke Show 1963 66 , but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best selling novels such as Master of the Game 1982 , The Other Side of Midnight 1973 and Rage of Angels 1980 that he became most famous.

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    • Diane said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Excellent! great writing: villains,money,power,murder and heroines plus lots of other devious stuff umm one of the good books to read of S.S.commended to everyone (paperback!)

    • Ahmad Sharabiani said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Sidney SheldonIn four cities across the world, four people die violently and mysteriously. The dead share a single crucial link: each was connected to an all-powerful environmental think tank. 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 [...]

    • Sarah said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      could also be called "the bitches did it again!" because really, how many times can someone say that in one novel? it was like a scooby doo episode. "and i would have gotten away with it too" and that would have made more sense than the title, which is just dumb and has nothing to do with the plot at all. but seriously, i was rooting for the bad guys sometimes, because the heroes are just. pathetic airhead twats. at some point, i kept reading hoping they would all die. in the end, i decided that [...]

    • peiman-mir5 rezakhani said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      خیلی جالب بود و هیجان انگیز، موضوعِ کتاب آنقدر عالی بود که دیوانه وار و بی معطلی به خواندنش پرداختم دوستانِ گرامی، اگر در پیِ رمان هایِ معمایی و هیجانی و البته علمی هستید، من این کتاب رو سفارش میکنماین کتاب 408 صفحه داره و از 46 فصل تشکیل شده عزیزان، « سیدنی شلدون» بسیار زیرکانه [...]

    • Astraea said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      من این کتاب رو در دوران دبیرستان خوندم و واقعا اون موقع مجذوب و شیفته این کتاب شدمشاید الان از سیدنی شلدون و دانیل استیل خوشم نیاد، اما در دوران راهنمایی و دبیرستان، نویسندگان خیلی محبوب من بودند.و تاثیر زیادی در علاقه من به کتابخونی داشتندامتیاز 4 حق این کتاب هست

    • Lynai said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      It seems that I’m in a Sidney Sheldon marathon this January. This is my second Sheldon novel for the month; I had Morning, Noon & Night last week. 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.But like what I said in my review of Morning, Noon & Night, I find Are You Afraid of the D [...]

    • Meera said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Aachii Masala:D

    • Narges Aliyari said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      یک داستان کاملا ساده ، بیشتر شبیه فیلمنامه های هالیوودی با ریت 2.5-3 بود که 3-4 روزی وقتم رو گرفت فکر کنم به جاش میتونستم یه فیلم 2 ساعتی ببینم و خلاص یا حداقل یه کتاب دیگه میخوندم، به هر حال اولین کتابی بود که از شلدون خوندم و اصلا جذاب نبود ، فکر نکنم دیگه سراغ کتابهای ایشون برم ،ب [...]

    • Shounak Reza said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      I really enjoyed reading Sidney Sheldon's last novel, ''Are You Afraid of the Dark?'' Not just that, I liked it so much that I would have loved to give it a 4 out of 5, but I cannot possibly ignore it's faults and flaws. Really. But however, despite it's flaws, it seemed a wonderful novel to me- both an emotional and suspenseful novel. Amazing book!The story has a blend of suspense thriller, adventure, drama, sci-fi and romance. Really. Four scientists, working for the KIG (Kingsley Internationa [...]

    • Sammy said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      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 [...]

    • Farnaz Ps said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      سرگرم کننده ست فقط همین

    • Mary Feliciani said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Sidney Sheldon's Are you Afraid of the Dark isn't of the same caliber as some of his other works such as Master of the Game, If Tomorrow Comes, or Bloodline. These books have bigger-than-life characters that are still believable. Books like The Best Laid Plans and The Other Side of Midnight have complicated plot twists that the reader considers plausible. 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 [...]

    • Asghar Abbas said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      It's all about the endings, isn't it ? So this is his Omertà, the book that capped off his career and quite possibly his life. Naw, just his career. It's hardly his Deerhunter, an obscure Entourage reference that no one will get, haha. Even if Omertà wasn't written by Ser Puzo it's still better than this novel.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 fu [...]

    • Abdullah Bakhashwain said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      الرواية ككل روايات سيدني شيلدون تجعل القارئ يركض خلف تسلسل الاحداث و تغير التوقعات. الفكرة الاساسية للرواية هي السيطرة وتوظيف المعرفة المهنية لتحقيق الاهداف. وتوضح الراوية صراع الدول للأستحواذ على أسلحة لتدمير الاخرين والصراع في الرواية بين امريكا روسيا أوروبا. من أجل الس [...]

    • Shoa Khan said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      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! It's riddled with too many unnecesary flashbacks and near misses. The plot, characters, situations, everything is just soo lame! Too bad this was the last novel he ever wrote. I kind of feel sorry for him :/

    • Diane Wallace said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      The best! tricked into always writing a very good interesting,mysterious,dark thriller that made enough sense and the readers take notice,well S.Sheldon has done just that and more writing also

    • Riju Ganguly said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Thirty years back, this book would have felt unputdownable. Now, it's an unbearable drag. My humble suggestion: please avoid this inflated work full of two-dimensional stereotypical characters, which is devoid of any real surprise or twist. You can find much-much better techno-thrillers or suspense-driven thrillers now, dime-a-dozenT RECOMMENDED.

    • Joesyl Mitchell said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Are you afraid of the Dark is my third novel by Sidney Sheldon, respectfully. The title of the book first caught my attention and I realized I should give it a try. As expected, I was literally blown away by the plot development as I resumed the reading. The plot development was awesome, in it's fair sense. The flashback, which Mr. Sheldon uses became and effective tool in the plot development.The characters, were creatively portrayed with their unique characteristics that will hook the reader a [...]

    • Meenakshi said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Of all the authors I have read so farSidney Sheldon is the one who has never disappointed me.He always comes up with breathtaking unputdownable suspense. The moment one thinks that this is it, there won't be any more surprises BOOM!! and the biggest secret is revealed to you.The ending of his novels are always unpredictable and I simply love them for this very reasonis novel just carries his legacy forward.There is one thing that caught my attention this time; the title of the novel. I love the [...]

    • Anant Mittal said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      although the run is pretty interesting but at one point it gets too surreal and it does seem like fiction. Is it just me or has Sidney Sheldon lost his touch?

    • James McCormick said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      I don’t usually post negative reviews. If I don’t like a book, then I simply don’t write about it. Sidney Sheldon’s “Are you Afraid of the Dark?” however was such a disappointment I have to make an exception. One of the biggest surprises (Sheldon was after all a playwright and a scriptwriter) was the dialogue. Stilted, flat (no-one seems to use contractions) and “on the nose” (to borrow a screenwriting term) it was at times painful to read. It was almost as if the author had writ [...]

    • Curtis Lowton said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      I'm no Sheldon neophyte. In high school, I ate these books like candy, and sometimes (when I'm stressed, or can't focus on the depth of language in "real" literature) I like to return to the fluff of Sidney Sheldon. Somebody already wrote the perfect review; they stated "this book should have been called 'The Bitches Did It Again,' because that line is used so frequently throughout the novel. Two widows are on the run, trying to escape the perilous fate of their dead husbands. Episode after epis [...]

    • Alicia said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      I read this book because it is by my mother's favorite author. She told me that is was not one of his best, and I hope she is right because this was super cheesy. The characters were not believable and their emotions did not match their situations. I'm pretty sure if I was being stalked by some crazy, rich, and powerful man who wanted to kill me, I would not go on a shopping spree at an expensive boutique, even if I was looking for a disguise. I'm going to have to read his other books to redeem [...]

    • Joy said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Once in a while, I get an urge to borrow a 'toilet-read'. That's not to say that the book is badly written. Not at all. It's just a term I use to describe something easily digestible, compelling and great fun to read. Sidney Sheldon is one such writer I turn to in moments like these and Are You Afraid Of The Dark lived up to my expectations. I could hardly put the book down and found myself reading it in the car, while I took a shower (yes! It's one of my talents), while I ate my meals and while [...]

    • Magic Mary Austin said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Perhaps it is unfair to judge a writer by his last novel, so I will just say it is boring, predictable, and anachronous. The characters actually called each other, "darling." Dialog appears not to be Sidney Sheldon's strong point.I wasn't suprised to discover that the author has been writing for a very long time and is considered to have a "commercial style" of writing. The two female characters appear shallow and witless, but they still escape from professional assasins time after time. Go figu [...]

    • Jennie said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      This is my second book by Sidney Sheldon, and I was a little disappointed in this one. It seems like I was listening to a soap opera. Things just didn't seem real or believable. For instance, the two main characters continued to get burned by people after contacting people at KIG. It seems like after the first couple of times, they would realize that KIG was the common link and find another way make contact. Second, the women were shot, but didn't die because the killer wanted to have his way wi [...]

    • Dari said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Generally, very few books that I have read, go to the bottom of my library. Unfortunately, this one is one of them. It was boring and uninteresting to read it and on every 20-30 pages I wanted to throw it away. But I didn't. I decided to give her a chance, because well, who knows, the end could surprise me. But that didn't happen.I will be merciful and will appreciate the novel with two stars. One for originality and one for well, just because there ware any developments.

    • Eugenia said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Эта книга стала третьей прочитанной мной у Сидни Шелдона и самой провальной из трех. Первой я прочитала "Расколотые сны", и это был полный восторг. Я не смогла оторваться от книги до тех пор, пока не дочитала, и потом долго ходила с тяжелой от впечатлений головой. Вторая, "Если [...]

    • Rolyn said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      It should have been 4 stars but I feel like deducting a star.I deducted a star because Tanner being the villain was a dead giveaway. Aside from being the one behind the killings of six scientists, it wouldn't take a genius to figure out that he was responsible to what had happened to his older brother. Tanner being the second child was always in the shadow of his brother. And he abhor being the second best in the eyes of his parents. So when something happened to Andrew and Tanner played the con [...]

    • Christine Hayton said:
      Oct 22, 2018 - 21:04 PM

      Disclaimer: I purchased Are You Afraid of the Dark? by Sidney Sheldon, from my Book Club quite some time ago. I do not know the author, nor have I ever had any communication with him about this book or any other subject. The comments that follow are my own personal opinion. I received NO compensation of any kind, or from any one, to provide this review.This book, originally published and bought in 2004, surfaced while I was downsizing my library. I enjoyed many books by Mr. Sheldon’s, and deci [...]

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