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Editorial Reviews

Violent and mysterious deaths are popping up all around the world in this thriller from Sidney Sheldon. What at first seems coincidence quickly escalates to a worldwide conspiracy with the large environmental think tank Kingsley International Group as the one common link to all the murders. Veteran actor Kit Flanagan lends her crisp and earnest voice to Are You Afraid of the Dark, ensuring the suspense in this final book from Sheldon hits on all cylinders. Follow along as Kelly Harris and Diane Stevens, widows of two of the recent victims, are forced to work together on a terrifying adventure where seemingly no one can be trusted.
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Publisher's Summary

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 from 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 Tanner Kingsley, the head of KIG, assures them that he is using every resource to solve 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 close escapes. Who is trying to kill them and why?
Forced together for protection, and suspicious of each other and everyone around them, the two widows embark on a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse against the unknown forces out to destroy them.
Taut with suspense and vivid characterization, full of shocking twists, and with an unnervingly realistic premise, the long-awaited Are You Afraid of the Dark? is Sidney Sheldon at the top of his game.
©2004 Sidney Sheldon (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A breezily pleasing read." (Publishers Weekly)
"The best kind of guilty pleasure." (Booklist)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Lori W on 10-20-04

Another good one

I always look forward to Sheldon's new books and this was no exception. I found it to be very good but a little more perdictable than some of his previous works. Definitely worth a listen!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 11-04-04

Very amateurish

First, I?ll tell you I listened to the entire book. Unfortunately, it wasn?t for the right reasons, and I recommend you not begin. The book was a series of fortunate ?escapes? for the characters that after a short while became laughable and pathetic. I continued to listen simply to see how poorly the story unfolded, and I had no other audio loaded for my commute. The ending was not even close to plausible. The book uses clich? phrases repeatedly, including ?Life will be dull after this? following yet another fortunate escape. I was amazed at how amateurish the narrative was in this book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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