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It was his first big murder case - and one of the bloodiest and most violent crimes LAPD detective Danny McGuire would ever encounter. Andrew Jakes, an elderly multimillionaire art dealer, had been brutally murdered in his Hollywood home, his lifeless body tied to his naked young wife. Raped and beaten, the lovely Angela Jakes had barely survived the attack herself. Gazing into her deep, soulful eyes, Danny swore that he'd find the psychopath behind this barbarous act. But the investigation didn't turn up a single solid lead, and within days of Angela's release from the hospital, the stunning young widow - Danny's only witness - had vanished.
For ten years Danny McGuire could not forget the sweet face of Angela Jakes and the terrible crime that had shattered her life; his obsession with her nearly cost him his sanity. Now in France, thousands of miles from the past - with a new life, a new job with Interpol, and a ravishing new wife - he's happier than he's ever been... until he meets Andrew Jakes's estranged son, Matt Daley.
Curious about his father's murder, Matt has been digging into the cold case—and made some shocking discoveries. Three killings nearly identical to his father's have taken place across the globe. The victims were elderly, newlywed millionaires, their young wives assaulted. And in each case the widow, the sole beneficiary of the will, donated her newfound wealth to children's charities and then vanished. Could it be true? Had the Jakes killer struck again? If so, Danny knows he must tread carefully or risk losing everything for good.
The evidence points to a single killer - a brilliant and ruthless criminal who travels across the globe under a string of assumed identities, cleverly keeping one step ahead of the law. Joining forces, Danny and Matt pursue this intriguing shadow from Los Angeles to London, New York to Italy and the French Riviera, in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse filled with promising leads and frustrating dead ends. When another murder fitting the profile occurs, Matt heads to Hong Kong, hoping to get answers from the latest widow, Lisa Baring, and perhaps uncover the hard evidence they need.
But Matt becomes besotted with the irresistible beauty, nearly derailing the investigation, and Danny wonders whether Lisa is truly a victim or something more sinister. When a break in the case sends Danny to Mumbai, he knows he must act quickly, for the clever killer is poised to strike again.
A fast-paced story full of mystery, glamour, excitement, and spectacular twists that build to a stunning ending, Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark is quintessential Sheldon from first page to last.
©2012 Sheldon Family Limited Partnership, successor to the rights and interests of Sidney Sheldon (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
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By Rosie on 02-21-13


I didn't want it to was a suspense, thriller, if I had any nails before I started reading this book, I must of bit them all off! I really loved this book. WOW!!

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By Just on 06-07-12

Very Entertaining

The beginning was a little confusing to me till it all tied together, then this is a can't put down listen. Narrator was excellent as well. It was one of those reads where you can't wait to find out how it turns out and I must say it was pretty far fetched but entertaining none the less. Now if somebody could explain the end to me I would love that, Who is Carlo Hernandez. So if you listen and get something I missed. Let me know.

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By Thomas on 12-23-12

a good read

The story is full of mystery and excitement..It contains perfect twists which increases our excitement to read next chapter. It keeps us to go on with the next chapters. At the end everything is revealed and the ending becomes more interesting..

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By maureen mulholland on 08-02-15


Where does Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best, first time listening to a tilly bagshawe book, it was great.

What did you like best about this story?

the suspense

Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favourite?


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


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