Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark

Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark

Book - 2012
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"When elderly multimillionaire art dealer, Andrew Jakes, is found brutally murdered in his ransacked Hollywood home, his young wife raped and beaten, and his art and jewels stolen, the motive seems pretty clear. But when the investigation doesn't turn up a single, solid lead, the case is closed and his stunning young widow vanishes. A decade passes before Andrew Jakes' estranged son, Matt Daley, does a little digging of his own, only to find that three nearly identical killings have taken place across the globe in recent years. In all cases an elderly, newly wed millionaire is murdered and his wife assaulted. And in each case the widow is the sole beneficiary of the will, but donates all her new found wealth to children's charities. Soon evidence arises pointing to one woman, dubbed by police as the Angel of Death, moving around the globe changing her identity over the years. Matt and former LA investigator Danny Maguire resurrect the old case, but when the so-called widow resurfaces once again it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems--and time is ticking before the Angel of Death claims her next victim"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2012
ISBN: 9780062073419
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sheldon, Sidney
Alternative Title: Angel of the dark


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Jun 08, 2018

I listened to the audio reading of this book and really enjoyed it a lot. Yes it was a bit far fetched and the end was disappointing. But it was a suspenseful tale with some very interesting characters. In all it was good escapist fun and helped to lift my mind off the tedium of work. Strongly recommend the audio version of the book as well as the other audio readings of her novel.

Jan 10, 2018

I give this book a Five Star Avoid - and a recommendation that it be submitted to university classes as a great demo of advertising fraud. It's not by Sheldon but by a poor writer who put together a tale that is mind numbing and a complete bore. Furthermore crucial details have been left out because she did not bother to have her work edited: why did the monies go to charities? How were the victims selected? Were there to be more victims? She suggested they were at the last one. Why was four the magic number? And those are just the major errors and omissions.

Feb 25, 2015

A good read full of suspense. A page turner.

Mar 13, 2013

enjoying this one, a good read

Sep 07, 2012

Mediocre read. Annoyingly predictable and full of cliches.


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