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Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark
Author: Sidney Sheldon
ISBN-13: 9780446613651
ISBN-10: 0446613657
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 144 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
vanishing people, murders, buildings blowing up and two women thrown together after their husbands are killed. Lots of intrigue. I could not put this book down
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Helpful Score: 2
Sidney Seldon is once again sharing a great mystery. Good read!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a very good story and a very quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
From the very first page of the book, you are on the edge of your seat. Great excitement and lots of surprises...you'll never know what's next.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first Sidney Sheldon book and I loved it. It was very fast-paced! I could not put it down and I wanted all my friends to read it. This one reminds me of the action and excitement in the DaVinci Code. Will keep you guessing. I'm only parting with it because I have too many books to read!
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book because it wasn't your everyday mystery. The reasoning behind the disappearances was something a bit different.
There were a few things I didn't like about the book. One being that I was about to put it down when it really started getting interesting. I was close to 100 pages through it; however, towards the end there are a lot of nice twists and turns. Another think I didn't like about this book is how often the word eclectic was used. This isn't an every day word, especially in a murder mystery, so it jumped out of the pages a bit more than another word might have. It turned out to be a pretty good book, but not one that I would enjoy reading again and again. All in all I would give it a 3 -3 ½.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book! This was a first for me by this author and I loved it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story...had a hard time putting this one down.
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In 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 artist 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 nightmare cycle of hunt-and-kill. At stake is the shattering truth about the tragedies that robbed them of the men they loved ... and about an awesome conspiracy whose ultimate target is as big as the earth and as close as the air we breathe.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sidney Sheldon books are hard to put down, and this one is noexception. It will not dissapoint. I will draw you into the story and make you feel like you are there.
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Helpful Score: 1
It is sad book, and it is also a book that keeps you turning the pages. I forgot Sidney Shelden died he will be miss by all. I have enjoy all of his books that I have read over the years.
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Helpful Score: 1
I did not put this down until I finished it. This is pure non-stop entertainment and should be judged as just that. Yes, the plot gets a little silly, but it's highly enjoyable.

Yes, the two women manage to stay ahead of the killers at every turn, but they are so likable you can overlook how unrealistic it is. Yes, they manage to thwart the attacks on their lifes throughout the whole story, but it keeps the pages turning. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's filled with action, murder and several surprises. I can describe this novel only one way, international intrigue filled Gucci and Prada.

Sidney Sheldon has been one of my favorite authors for years and his long awaited new novel is the proof as to why; the man wrote books that simply can't be put down. When you finsih them you close them with a small sigh or a phew!

Are You Afraid Of The Dark is bit of a thriller filled with twists and surprises. I miss Sidney Sheldon's books.
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Great story. But the characters personalities and conversations were a bit far fetched which kept bringing me back and reminding me that I'm reading a book. Everyone seems to stutter! It is a page turner.
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Helpful Score: 1
OK - I have never read a Sidney Sheldon book before, so I didn't really know what to expect. This book is OK - I liked it. I read this book in one day - very quick read. Was unable to put it down. It's about two widows who are working together to find out who killed their husbands. The run into some amazing, never ending luck while they work together to figure it all out.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of those books you like to read when you want to escape reality. The plot is hard to belief it is so outrageous. Yet it gives you a level of excitement that lets you escape reality.
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In 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 artist Diane and international supermodel Kelly - may hold the key to their husbands' demise.
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Very good book!!
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In 4 cities across the world people are dying violently. Two of the victims widows may hold the key to the mystery. They join forces to reveal an owesome comspiracy whose ultmate target is as big as the earth and as close as the air we breathe.
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very good and engaging read
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After a series of mysterious deaths of Kingsley International Group employees, two of the employees' widows try to figure out whether their husbands' deaths were accidents or murder. As they begin to uncover the secrets behind the huge think tank their husbands worked for, they find themselves pursued by a ruthless killer.

"Are You Afraid of the Dark" is standard Sidney Sheldon fare: gorgeous, glamorous, and feisty heroines, plenty of chases and narrow escapes, and an international setting. You won't find a sophisticated story here; just lots of fast-paced action and a few plot twists. All in all it's a light and entertaining read that will draw you in from the first page.

by Eileen Rieback
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I truly enjoyed this book because the two star core characters had to use their wit to stay alive. It gave them a chance to bond. One a Model and the other, a painter, kept the killers off balance thoughout the book.
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Sidney Sheldon is one of my favorite authors and he didn't let me down on this one!
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i couldnt put it down! i loved it!
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I'd forgotten how much I like Sidney Sheldon...his books are fast-paced, suspenseful and interesting and this book is right up there with his best. Loosely based on fact, it shows how weather control technology can be used for evil, rather than to help our planet. A little scary!
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In 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--an accomplished artist Diane Stevens and international super-model 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 nightmare cycle of hunt-and-kill. At stake is the shattering truth about the tragedies that robbed them of the men they loved...and about an awesome conspiracy whose ultimate target is as big as the earth and as close as the air we breathe.
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A Sheldon novel is a suspenceful read that you just can't put down.
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Another great Sheldon book.
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A mystery told as only Sidney Sheldon could do it. A New york Times best-seller.
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Sidney Sheldon's last fiction book. A real page turner filled with action and suspense. I couldn't put it down.
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Typical Sheldon... Cant put it down
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An enjoyable read.
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This is another solid book by Sheldon. If you have enjoyed his earlier books than you will certanly enjoy this one.
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good read, fast moving, love traveling around the world.
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Beautiful People, power, intrigue, murder, danger. A beach-read.
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Very good engrossing story.
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In four cities across the world, four people die violently & mysteriously. The dead share a single crucial link; each was
connected to an all-powerful environmental think tank. Great plot
full of twists....characters that the reader really cares about.
Keeps the reader entertained and reading!!!
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Sheldon writes a different type of story.He is the type of author you hate or love.I liked this book because of the way it was written, and the way it turned out.
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Fabulous story, amazing plots that keep you guessing what the real story is right up until the end! Love Sidney Sheldon and this is another great read!!! Thoroughly enjoyed this book!!! Love hard cover books :-)
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This one kept me up all night, I couldn't put this book down!!
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This book gave me chills. It was a great read!
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This is one of those books you like to read when you want to escape reality. The plot is hard to belief it is so outrageous. Yet it gives you a level of excitement that lets you escape reality.
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It was ok. Read once.
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Full of suspense. I could not put it down.
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A creepy, addictive book
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Four people die violently and mysteriously and share a single link. Two of the widows investigate and avoid death themselves as they are hunted by their husband's killers.
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perdictable
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a page turner I was up all night
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I just love Sheldon, the books go so fast!!
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Not your typical buddy story. Pretty good.
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In 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 artist 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 nightmare cycle of hunt-and-kill. At stake is the shattering truth about the tragedies that robbed them of the men they loved...and about an awesome conspiracy whose ultimate target is as big as the earth and as close as the air we breathe.
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Another stunner and easy reading from Sidney Sheldon!
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When you want a novel you can't put down...go to Sheldon.
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Good Thriller..I could not put it down...
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Sheldon is an old favorite - enjoyed his books forever.
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This is a really good mystery/thriller!
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In 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 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 nightmare cycle of hunt-and-kill. At stake is the shattering truth about the tragedies that robbed them of the men they loved ... and about an awesome conspiracy whose ultimate target is as big as the earth and as close as the air we breathe.
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All around the globe, people are being reported dead or missing. In Berlin, a woman vanishes from the city streets. In Paris, a man plunges from the Eiffel Tower. In Denver, a small plane crashes into the mountains. In Manhattan, a body washes ashore along the East River. At first these seem to be random incidents, but the police soon discover that all four of the victims are connected to Kingsley International Group (KIG), the largest think tank in the world. Kelly Harris and Diane Stevens-young widows of two of the victims- encounter each other in New York, where they have been asked to meet with Tanner Kingsley, the head of KIG. He assures them that he is using all available resources to find out who is behind the mysterious deaths of their husbands. But he may be too late. Someone is intent on murdering both women, and they suffer a harrowing series of near escapes. Who is trying to kill them and why? Forced together for protection, suspcious of each other and everyone around them, and trying to find answers for themselves, the two widows embark on a terrifying game of cat and mouse against the unknown forces out to destroy them.
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Well, typical Sheldon, a pager turner. Two problems though...again, typical Sheldon...ENOUGH W/THE WORD DARLING! Ugh, really?? And come on, if your husband is killed by his boss are you really dumb enough to trust ANYONE in the company? STOP calling other employees when the boss is out to kill you!!!
O.K., it was a good read all in all.
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I couldn't put the book down, I read it in 2 days
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Good story. People around the world are being reported dead or missing. At first these seem to be random incidents, but the police soon discover that all four of the victims are connected to Kingsley International Group (KIG) the largest think tank in the world.
Two young widows of two of the victims encounter each other in Nw York where they have been asked to meet with Tanner Kingsley the head of KIG.
Some one is intent on killing the two young women and the suffer a harrowing series of near escapes, Who is tryng to kill them and why?
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Sidney Sheldon is a great storyteller.
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Read like it was written by a middle/high school student.
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It has been used but it's in good condition.
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Brand New- Never opened!!
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All around the globe, people are being reported dead or missing. In Berlin, a woman vanishes from the city streets. In Paris, a man plunges from the Eiffel Tower. In Denver, a small plane crashes into the mountains. In Manhattan, a body washes ashore along the East River. At first these seem to be random incidents, but the police soon discover that all four of the victims are connected to Kingsley International Group (KIG), the largest think tank in the world. Taut with suspense and vivid characterization, full of shocking twists, and with an unnervingly realistic premise that could lter all of our lives, the long-awaited Are You Afraid of the Dark? is Sidney Sheldon at the top of his game.
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I was in a book club and never got a chance to read all my books, including this one.
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This book is missing it's dustjacket, but is in otherwise great condition. Sorry, but I have two small children, and sometimes dust jackets get lost.