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Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness Kindle Edition

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Big bad business shenanigans turn a poor little rich girl into a turbocharged avenger in bestseller Bagshawe's absorbing, if overheated, second Sheldonesque thriller (after Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game). Against her family's wishes, New York socialite Grace Knowles marries Lenny Brookstein, who's more than 30 years her senior—and one of the cofounders of Quorum, the most profitable hedge fund of all time. For a while, everything's utterly fabulous, until Lenny's investors lose $75 billion. When Lenny disappears after going for a solo sail off Nantucket one summer day (his body surfaces a month later), Grace winds up in prison for securities fraud, among other charges. Determined to clear her name and Lenny's, Grace pulls off a daring escape. NYPD Det. Mitch Connors sets out to catch the elusive society beauty, but in the course of his hunt provides her some unexpected help. Sheldon fans will find only tenuous links to Sheldon's own novels. (June)
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'A master storyteller at the top of his game.' USA Today 'Compulsively readable.' New York Times Book Review 'If you like your fiction with a large helping of glamour and scandal, this is a gem' Prima on Flawless

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  • File Size: 627 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (May 10, 2010)
  • Publication Date: May 25, 2010
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,735 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tilly Bagshawe upset the nuns at her catholic girls' boarding school by getting pregnant unexpectedly at seventeen. Expelled but undaunted, she gave birth to a beautiful daughter alone and went on to Cambridge University as a single mom, taking her baby with her. Tilly had a successful career in finance before fulfilling her dream of becoming a writer. Now married with two more children, she lives in Los Angeles and London. In addition to her bestselling novels, Tilly has contributed to numerous British newspapers and magazines including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, The Sunday Times, The Times and The Daily Mail.

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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful By C. Rogers on July 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Isn't anyone as confused as I am about the reason Sydney Sheldon's name appears on this book? I own hardback copies of all of his books and knew that he had passed away. Seeing his name on the cover caused me to purchase this book. I haven't begun to read it yet, so I am not commenting on the writing. I have never known of someone to use the name of a deceased writer to sell books. Because he was definitely "master of the game" of suspense novels, I find it hard to believe that anyone else can come close to matching his skill and talent. Why are his heirs allowing his name to be used on this book? I wonder what he would have thought about someone using his name after his death? Why "Sydney Sheldon's After the Darkness" when clearly he had no part in the writing of this book? I remain baffled by this senario!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Saurav Bhasin on September 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am from India and I have read all of the Masters(read Sidney Sheldon's books). I understand that Sheldon had his buyers in America considering how rich America is, but ask any Book Stall street kid on the Railway station of 11,000 railway stations in India and he would tell you the name of Sidney Sheldon. That's how popular Sheldon was in India !.

Anyway, I bought this book from the Railway station as usual reading the Front Cover glaring as "SIDNEY SHELDON". Later I read down below an author named Tilly something...I figured that Sheldon might have been completing some of his previous work and his death might have left that half complete...Later when I read about the 2009 financial collapse in the book I figured out that this lady Tilly Something had USED Sheldon's name inorder to con people into thinking that they were buying a Sheldon book.

Anyway coming back to the book, I have read the book and it is not even close to 1% of the class of writing or suspense that Sheldon books generally have!.

What we have in this book are 3 families of utterly inhumanly deceiving and lusty people who form the central characters of the authors book. Reading through the book you will realize how the author has stolen some parts like Grace's jail torture from Sheldons other book the name I forgot...

Anyway the story in the entire book is pretty lame and predictable and the ending leaves you think that the Author suddenly changed the plot in the end after she herself realized that the Story did not carry much weight......There is good comedy in between, PLENTY Of mention of Christian terms like Repentance, Sin, Baptise, etc.etc...(The author needs to realize that she might be a strong Christian but NOT everyone of her readers might be that)....So all that Christian things gets a bit irritating.....

Anyway overall a poor plot, a dumb ending and a waste of time......Wrong way to use the Sheldon name Author !.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John O. Raab on May 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Though I can't admit to understanding the relationship between Sidney Sheldon's relatives and author Tilly Bagshawe that prompted the penning of "After the Darkness", I can happily report that it was brilliant and unexpected. Expertly developed characters--with insatiable appetites and a lack of morality that would make a hardened criminal blush--are perfect components in this gripping tale of excess.

Brought up in the world of Manhattan's elite, Grace Brookstein had it all. A loving billionaire husband, beauty and youth all contribute to her continued naiveté. Charmed by her husband and their fairytale lifestyle, Grace never imagined there were cracks in the veil of perfection until it was much too late. When the artificial trappings of her carefully constructed world are viscously stripped away, Grace finds an inner strength of character that shocks even the most spiteful enemies.

As the criminals slither in plain sight, even the most adept reader will find it challenging to figure out "who-dun-it" as "After the Darkness" races along to its surprising end.

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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Daring Di VINE VOICE on April 30, 2010
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Sidney Sheldon always delivered a great story. This book is no exception. Tilly Bagshawe has continued the tradition with great panache. From front to back, the story unfolds in such a way you will keep turning the pages to see what happens next. I love the way she keeps Sheldon's tradition of fine prose alive. Brava!

When a wealthy young woman finds her father-figure in a rich and powerful Wall Street magnet, she is drawn into a world she never dreamed of. Accused of a fraud of such magnitude it destroyed millions, she is reviled throughout the world.

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. This is a must read!

Highly Recommended
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dianne E. Socci-Tetro TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 8, 2010
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After the Darkness - by Tilly Bagshawe and Sidney Sheldon

Luckily I have never read a Sydney Sheldon book so I have nothing to compare it to. Especially since there is another writer taking over at this time. My review won't be biased at all. It's a fabulous book for this genre, really! If you liked Olivia Goldsmith and her books, especially "Young Wives" or "Pen Pals", if you like Linda Howard and her book "Son of the Morning", or other novels about women on the run, women betrayed by family and friends, books about the wealthy losing it all, then this is going to be right up your alley!

This is a perfectly yummy book just chock filled with everything that makes this a superb vacation read/beach read. We have Grace Brookstein our protagonist and total star of this novel. She is naive, gentle, well bred and kind. We then have Lenny her rich much older husband, who really doesn`t have that big of a part!. There is a bevy of secondary characters that are so mean and evil; you just want to do evil to them yourself. There is a delicious mystery and enough twists and turns in the plot to make you feel as if you were doing the twist. And the climax? Wow, I must say that I truthfully didn't see it coming...I was hoping for this sort of ending, but I didn't think the author had enough nerve to try this but she did and it WORKED!
One of the most satisfying endings that I've read in a long time.
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