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If Tomorrow Comes

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  31,943 ratings  ·  1,039 reviews
One of Sidney Sheldon's most popular and best-selling titles, repackaged and reissued. Tracy Whitey is on top of the world. Young, beautiful, intelligent, she is about to marry into wealth and glamour -- until, betrayed by her own innocence, she finds herself in prison, framed by a ruthless Mafia gang and abandoned by the man she loves. Tracy Whitey is on top of the world....more
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Published February 18th 1985 by William Morrow (first published January 1st 1985)
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Satish Kandukuri
Jul 28, 2009 Satish Kandukuri rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
A true masterpiece from the master story teller Sidney Sheldon. I bet many book lovers would have this one in their favorite list. and its the most famous book by Sheldon. Also this one occupies the top 1 , listed terms of reader base. This is my third read of Sidney , first being Doomsday Conspiracy and the second Tell me your dreams. Undoubtedly If tomorrow comes is my new favorite of Sheldon. I have aplenty reasons to like this book and an iota amount of dislike though. This wasn’t at all bor...more
Sapna
For what it is, it's brilliant. I read this book AGES ago, sometime in my teens. It was the first, and the best, of any Sidney Sheldon books I ever read. And though it is not a literary masterpiece, it is great. Revenge, heists, drama, romance, thrills...I still think it would be a box office hit if it was ever made into a Hollywood movie!
If you want a light, entertaining, read that will keep you on the edge of your seat and take you back to the 80's, this is your book. Perfect vacation reading!
suffiyan saleem
loved the book!!i reallly cant believe it was written in the 80s!!!!
Salymar
"She was going to make them pay… Tomorrow, she thought. If tomorrow comes."

If Tomorrow Comes is a crime fiction novel by the Master of the Unexpected, Sidney Sheldon. It is a story about an ordinary woman who is ruthlessly framed by a mafia, her quest for vengeance towards them and then her struggles for a better life as a con artist.

This novel is definitely a thrilling and enjoyable read. Your mind will be blown away exactly how Tracy Whitney's life is drastically revolutionized in the course o...more
Kathryn
*possible spoilers here* MUCH more likable characters in this book than in "Master of the Game". Tracy - a pretty, innocent young thing - tries to recover stolen property on the behalf of her mother (who killed herself in shame at letting herself be swindled out of her life savings). Before the first two chapters are over, Tracy's been framed, tricked into pleading guilty and then sentenced to fifteen years by a corrupt judge. Her rich fiancee dumps her to avoid associating with a felon (despite...more
~ Irene ♥s ~ Søren~Ben O'Callahan~Joe Callahan~Javier~Spin~Deacon~Isaac~Carlo ~

Truly an oldie but a goodie! I read this years ago for the very first time & just reread it a few weeks ago. I remember being obsessed with the series that followed ...

Madolyn Smith (as Tracy) and Tom Berenger (as Jeff) in the 80s ... OMG!!! I feel OLD!!!

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I still own the series on VHS (!!!) from all those years ago and recently purchased it on DVD as well.

Awesome characters! Great story! Both [the book and the series] are a must for any Sidney Sheldon fan!


Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
OMG!!!

I remember reading this book years ago!!!! Oh wow this brings back memory.

This book right here is what opened me up to the thrilling rush of angst, crime and deception!! No joke!! I use to rarely read to begin with. When i saw this book laying around, literally covered in dusk, i took it up, read the first page n didnt pick it back up for months!! I don't remember why I was pulled to it then but i was!

Tracy was it? She was a strong willed woman!! OMG I love how she went thru SO MUCH and d...more
Vu Bao Nam
Trong một xã hội phức tạp, có biết bao cạm bẫy luôn rình rập mỗi người và đẩy người ta vào con đường tội lỗi. Nhưng nếu trong sâu thẳm tâm hồn đó vẫn khao khát một cuộc sống trong sạch, bình dị, hạnh phúc cùng với sự quyết tâm vượt qua tội lỗi thì một ngày, ánh sáng cuộc đời sẽ chiếu sáng con đường họ đi.
Cuốn tiểu thuyết cuốn hút đến mức khi đã cầm trên tay thì sẽ muốn đọc một mạch tới trang cuối cùng. Bởi các tình tiết ngày càng hấp dẫn, kích thích sự tò mò của người đọc qua sự thông minh, liều...more
Samantha
Apr 17, 2009 Samantha rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all above 16 who enjoy a good read
Recommended to Samantha by: my sister
A great book... can't believe it was written in the 80's! It has all the 'good' ingredients... suspense, mystery, romance... and you never know what will happen next in the book. Amazing twists in the book. This is one of those books that have twists every four lines!
Very cleverly written... amazing plot... my favorite part is the Chess thing!
And hey... Tracy, the main female character is entirely human... she gets sick once, and even experiences fear and sympathy. Not a typical image of a con a...more
Baisakhi
Definitely an enjoyable read, if Tomorrow Comes tells us the story of Tracey Whitney; how her life changed drastically in the course of 24 hours, and how she went from a simple young girl to a diabolical con artist.

Spanning over America and Europe, Tracey's life is a memoir worth reading, of love, lust, despair and finally an unshakable will. And it is this strength of character, and her unflinching attitude in the face of life's 'lemons' that endears her to the readers.

If not one of Sheldon's b...more
Manugw
UTTER NONSENSE
Sheldon tried to create a plot consisting of a string of unrelated scams pulled by his heroine Tracy White, succeeding in all of them, certainly, this is very difficult to believe by a serious reader. The main character and heroine, Tracy White working for a man named Gunther, becomes a modern Robin Hood ripping off cardboard characters of unsavory reputations with no logical reason at all, just for the sake of doing. The so called story goes superbly fast and the scores of situati...more
Anh
Well, Sidney Sheldon's style is not exactly my favorite but I thought it was passable, since it was the first Sheldon novel I read. At 16, I was new to this type of novels. 3 years later I read another book by Sheldon and didn't like it. I realized everything was so smooth, so predictable: the woman and the man were beautiful and successful and nothing went wrong for them. Happy ending for the criminals.

In short, there's nothing noticeable, the plots were so boring that the next thing you know i...more
Avanthika
The master of unexpected twists & turns, that's Sidney Shelton for you :D
Went on a interesting journey with Tracy Whitney :D Girl, you're amazing. I loved those pages where cute-innocent Tracy transformed herself into sexy-daring criminal :D Survival of the fittest, they call it.
I found myself following her like a shadow in prison, went to places with her to avenge on Joe Ramono, Anthony Orsatti & others. Gunther, Conrad Morgan, Ernestine - You people were icing on the cake ^_^
Jeff Steve...more
Cynthia Bugsey
Whitney Tracey is like Cinderella except that she finds the wrong Prince who wrongfully leaves her in the dungeon until a more honorable and loving Robin Hood comes along and takes her to places after which they live happily ever after with the loot.

That is how I would put Sidney Sheldon's plot of this story, except that I love the character Whitney Tracey because she is like every reasonably sensible woman who is ecstatic to be in love with one the most eligible bachelor , Charles Stanhope III...more
Angel 'ine
My all time favorite book. I love love love this book to pieces or should it be pages? This was the very first Sidney Sheldon book that i got my hands on and I could never rest until i was done reading every single book by Mr.Sheldon, the great! This is the book that got me addicted to reading novels. Even though i have read hundreds of books after that, this book continues to be my favorite. Loved the way TRACY's character was portrayed. Not to mention how well Jeff's role enhanced the thrill....more
Carmen DeSousa
I read this book twenty years ago and still remember how great it was. I remember because it was one of only two books I had to sneak a peek ahead. I don't want to give any spoilers so I'll just say...what this means is that the characters were so real to me...I just had to know. I couldn't wait until the end.

And although I can't say that my books are similar to any novels, Sidney Sheldon was my first love and the writer who made me want to write. I truly believe that he was the father of romant...more
Carlos
I think I have read this one about five times. The first when I was a kid and was just beginning to learn English as a second language. I guess the adventurous capers of the thieving duo captivated my imagination. Each time I read it again i notice a few more details as my vocabulary expands and I understood more of the expressions and the cultural references.
Parva 'chhanu'
This must be one of the best book by Sidney Sheldon. Very cleverly written. I really loved the adventure of Tracy Whitney. The book ended with possibility of part 2 coming out. I just wish it had :).
مهشید راد
جالب بود نگارش کتاب طوری هست اکه احساس کردم من هم تو زندان بودم من هم اونارو میشناسم
Khadijak
A book, for all its greatness, shall not be forgotten.
Gracee
Nov 02, 2008 Gracee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all
Recommended to Gracee by: my friend phine =)
Shelves: fiction
This is one of my most favorite books of all time, i just love Sydney Sheldon, he's my mentor =) Tracy here has this big strong aura around her that made her pursue what she wanted, when she wants revenge, she nailed it, she has this amazing prowess of analyzing things before putting them into action, although being a con artist is not a reputable job, this book made it sound so cool =) i hope that they'll make a movie of this, i most definitely vote for jenny garner to play Tracy's role...This...more
Asmita
I have never read anything quite like it. Breath-taking, captivating and as James Patterson would call it "The Pages Turn Themselves". Even though the plot has deviated from the previous one, i think that it is still a good read.

I do think that considering Daniel Cooper’s tragic past, the author could have played around with it a bit more or I don’t know made the story more tragic perhaps. I mean in the end, Tracy boards a plane with Maximilian Pierpont and that’s brilliant because it suggests...more
Devyani
I'm a bit busy and boring these days , so my reviews are going to be a tad slow in pace , but anyhow , since I'm here let's do it shall we :D

If tomorrow comes by Sidney Sheldon .
This is Tracy Whitney's story . And it's quite an adventure .
When Tracy's mother Doris Whitney commits suicide , Tracy , a successful software engineer in a well known bank goes back to New Orleans , her hometown , to know as to why her free spirited mother gave up on life . While in New Orleans , she learns about the v...more
Rolyn
At first, I was irritated (as usual). Tracey was sent to prison because of her stupidity. But what she experienced after being framed up made me angry, sad and frustrated. I wanted to single out Dr. Glasco because he is one hell of a doctor. And I loathe him. What Tracey experienced during her stay in Southern Louisiana Penitentiary for Women was not something I would wish to happen even to a woman I hate the most (It's touching that I have some conscience). When I read the horror stories mentio...more
Tabish Arif
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Ajitabh Pandey
This book is about a young girl - Tracy Whitney, who works for a renowned bank as a computer operator. Tracy's life was looking all set and she was about to marry a wealthy guy until one fine morning when she receives the news of her mother committing suicide. And the next thing which happened was that she finds herself in prison framed by a mafia don.

Tracy's life turned upside down when her fiance refused to come to her rescue to protect family name and then she was sexually assaulted by fellow...more
Renata  *Bluetulip*
Quando li a sinopse deste livro (em algum outro lugar), e um tanto ainda no início da leitura pensei: acho que este livro irá passar a maior parte dele com a protagonista em busca de vingança e me perguntava como - e se - iria dar tempo para ela se transformar em uma ladra (achava que não). Engano completo. Felizmente. A vingança foi relativamente rápida, e depois o livro começou a virar... e ir para outro caminho... e foi ótimo!

Impressionante foi que este livro (pelo que vi aqui no goodreads) f...more
Judee Svaren
Absolutely another incredible book by Sidney Sheldon!!! This book "if tomorrow comes" hooked me right from the beginning as his work has always done! I was first introduced to Sidney Sheldon's work back in the 70's reading the "Naked face" and "After Midnight"...and he became my all time favorite writer at that time! I read quite a few of his works during the following years (all hard bound books) which i have saved..but then as happens I moved on to different writers. This is the first of one o...more
Lisa Pacheco
I love Sidney Sheldon's books, but this one was just a bit too over the top. The protagonist in If Tomorrow Comes, Tracy Whitney, is a top-notch swindler. At first, she swindled people because she needed the money. However, over time, it becomes a game in which she comes to enjoy matching wits with people who are smart, successful and unscrupulous. As she puts it, "I love living on the cutting edge of danger." This book was not boring by any means, but the heists that Tracy pulls off are not bel...more
Ravinder Kumar
This is my one of the fab books....
Both main characters are remarkable....
Thanx sidney...
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