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Keluarga Winthrop populer bak keluarga Kennedy karena berbagai kegiatan sosial dan kehidupan mereka yang glamor. Tapi dalam waktu satu tahun, kelima anggota keluarga itu tewas dalam serangkaian kecelakaan beruntun. Dana Evans, pembaca berita di jaringan televisi Washington yang muda dan cantik, yakin ada sesuatu di balik kematian mereka. Dia mulai menyelidiki, dan terungka ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published January 2001 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 2000)
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Giridharan
Apr 12, 2015 Giridharan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic read.In a normal book,the suspense is about who the killer is.But in this Sidney's masterpiece,the suspense builds right from the start on whether the consecutive deaths are murders are just a co-incidence.The character Dana Evans is portrayed with a surgeon's precision and I would love to meet such a character in real life.The cute love between Dana and Jeff, Jeff's concern for his ex-wife Rachel while she is in trouble are all simple things that make up this master-piece.The secret ...more
Evelyn
Sep 25, 2016 Evelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I started reading it, I just couldn't leave it. It was such a hooker!!

This was my first book by this author and ever since, I am his big fan. I love his way of writing and the best thing is the element of surprise. It revolves around a reporter(Dana Evans) who is working on a story, a dangerous story which poses a threat to her life. I just love Dana! She is so witty and controlled...

The books of Sheldon are so full of Suspense, you just can't put the book down...I tried to but just couldn
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John
Mar 08, 2008 John rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 5th graders
I picked this up at a library sale, having never read anything from Sheldon before, and the dust jacket spoke highly of him and his other work (books, TV shows, awards, etc.). Well, it's obvious they weren't talking about this book. This one contains a very thin plot, foreseeable twists, and very little imagery outside of the basic story. Good authors, who do their homework, can put the reader in the character's shoes - what they're thinking, feeling, and seeing. Here you have a main character w ...more
Debbie
Dec 22, 2013 Debbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Quick read. Not necessarily my cup o' tea.
I'd just finished a book. I wasn't sure what to start next. I was in the mood for something mystery/thriller. I didn't have anything that fit the bill on my shelves at present and no time to run to the bookstore. Two friends of mine had just finished reading this book, they liked it and recommended it. I said, why not give it a try. We have different tastes in book genres, the three of us but they both said that Sidney Sheldon is one of their favorite a
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Scott
Nov 03, 2012 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is bad, no doubt about it. Dippy dialogue, cornball characters, predictable plotting, and a drawn-out narrative to a convoluted conclusion of idiotic double-crosses. Despite of all this, or maybe because of all this, I was very entertained by the book. Go figure! It's about a television journalist that starts to investigate the mysterious deaths of 7 related people and stumbles upon a big conspiracy that threatens her life. She'll have to get through almost 200 filler pages of endless ...more
Veronica Singleton
What do I say w/o sounding like the critics or the back of the book cover? I loved how he picked this title; from dialogue. The main character runs into her bosses office and he says you come running in here like Chicken Little screaming "The sky is falling, the sky is falling." I love that. But, this is really signature Sidney Sheldon. Once you begin reading, just buckle in and keep turning the pages. Once I reached like chapter 9 I had a difficult time putting it down. So much so, that I finis ...more
Trisha Nagpal
"It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit." -Antoine Rivarol

One day, you find yourself picking up a book you would never think about laying your hands upon and almost suddenly this novel has you fastened to the couch ominously preventing you from gazing away, even for a second from its iron-grip. The protagonist is a witty news reporter that has acquired fame from the perilous, lethal news reports she covers. The genesis of the plot is sparked by the curiosity she succumbs
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Kathryn
Nov 04, 2012 Kathryn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this book up because it was a "New York Times bestseller" and I had never read anything by Sidney Sheldon and wanted to see what I thought of him as an author. Answer: Not much. Situations are contrived, characters don't feel like real people. Just about every page has something on it that strains credibility, or seems fake or contrived. Conversations don't feel real. Situations don't feel real. There are lots of stupid little mistakes and inconsistencies. I won't pick up any more Sidne ...more
Andre
Dec 13, 2011 Andre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not put this book down! There wasn't a single boring moment, I swear. Good paced, fun, thrilling, and disturbing, there was a cliff-hanger at the end of every single chapter. It's very common on Sidney Sheldon novels to have a surprising end that no one could have seen coming, and this one is no different. Although I'm used to his style and learned to expect the unexpected, his stories keep me guessing and misleading me to wrong conclusions, so there is ALWAYS a surprise. Definitely my f ...more
Yvonne
Not finished - Probably won't finish since the e-library copy expired on my nook color a week ago.

Here's the thing - this book above all else, is incredibly predictable. The plot is blah, the characters under-developed and shallow. He describes the characters(namely the men) the same. I suspect her fiance is the bad guy- lol. Either way, I was very disappointed. But don't take my word for it.... (haaa)

Sidney is a talented writer, no doubt. I just didn't care for this particular novel. Read "Memo
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Dalila.
a friend recommended this book to me have to admit I did not expect a lot but I was pleasantly surprised..
THE SKY IS FALLING is a scintillating thriller set against a world-class background. The elegantly crafted plot builds from curiosity to terror culminating in a conspiracy of enormous proportion. While fiction has its roots in truth, from the Author's Note at the end, one wonders. Could this really happen, or has it?
Neja
Apr 03, 2016 Neja rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
I am so sorry to write this, but this book wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't like the reason for the deaths in this story. Crime is my favorite genre and I don't like this type of crime stories. The style of writing is pretty light, it's an easy read, I did like the twist that happens, I just didn't enjoy reading this book as much, I had a totally different expectations.
Kellie
Sep 26, 2012 Kellie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yawn. Another book from the box o' paperbacks (I am beginning to sense why my neighbor is getting rid of them..). Written in the early nineties - characters were pretty lame. Tons of story lines and none of them intriguing enough to develop - apparently even for the author.
Jesiica
Oct 31, 2013 Jesiica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muy buen libro, la verdad que me encantó, aunque con un final bastante confuso... Como siempre los libros de Sidney Sheldon, te atrapan, y te dejan como mas. Mucho misterio y Suspenso! me encantoo (= Recomendadisimo
Maryam Jamal
Sep 14, 2013 Maryam Jamal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
رهيييبة
حاسة حالي عشت احداث فلم اكشن امريكي :|
من بداية الرواية لحد اكتر من نصها .. ماكنت فاهمة حاجة.. وكل اشي داخل ببعضه
وفجاة بدا كل اشي يوضح .. وفهمت كل اشي :|
مممم اول مرة اقرا هالنوع من الرواياات..
استمعت كتير :D
JP Apellido
Few hundred pages were great, and fast paced. I could feel the thrill. Though after a while, it started to become rather repetitive and boring
Aye
Feb 18, 2015 Aye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 estrellas

Este es otra de mis ''lecturas para colectivo o lugares que tengo que estar mucho tiempo sentada'' (corta denominación, jajaja)

Dana Evans es una reconocida periodista de Estados Unidos. Volvió hace poco a su hogar, ya que estuvo cubriendo la guerra directo desde Sarajevo para el noticiario en donde ella es conductora. Su valentía y humanidad traspasó la pantalla para así ganarse el cariño y la admiración de todo el público. Mientras se adapta de nuevo a su vida cotidiana, junto con
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Elizabeth
I read this book to prepare for a First Reads book that (perfect timing) arrived yesterday. I have to admit, I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was definitely worth the read, and I wouldn't mind picking it up again for a deeper read. Although, I'm not sure a deeper read is possible. This is a book where the suspense is palpable, but the characters are a little flat. If you're looking for a book where the mystery is intense, this is for you. On the other hand, if you're looking for characters t ...more
Lucia
Jul 18, 2014 Lucia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ESPAÑOL / SPANISH

Hacia muchisimo tiempo que no leia un libro tan bueno! Amo Sidney Sheldon! empecé a leer cosas de él por recomendación de mi Tio (el mejor del mundo tengo que decir) No es el primer libro de Sidney Sheldon empecé con "Si fuera un mañana" y me enamore!
Me encanta a idea de que las mujeres sean las triunfadoras debido a que en la gran mayoria de libros, los hombres siempre salvan el mundo.
Volviendo al tema en "Presentimientos" Dana Evans es una periodista muy inteligente! Me gusta
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PurplyCookie
Efficiently brisk and reliably suspenseful, Sheldon's novel demonstrates that this veteran master of commercial fiction has not lost his touch. Freshly returned to Washington, D.C., from a stint reporting in Sarajevo, TV newscaster Dana Evans (introduced in Sheldon's "The Best Laid Plans") struggles to cope with her new adopted son, troubled 12-year-old Kemal, whose parents and sister were killed in the fighting.

Back on the job, Dana interviews youngish millionaire Gary Winthrop, the scion of a
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Darren Ashley
Apr 21, 2013 Darren Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
arren Ashley
January 7 near Owings Mills
I finished reading The Sky Is Falling, a second book by Sidney Sheldon, my friend Mary Lou recommended to me, whose style I took an instant liking to. Dana Evans, a news anchor, travels all over the world inquiring about leads to the death of Gary Winthrop, a senatorial hopeful. She has recently adopted Kemal, a little boy with one arm and takes a liking to Jeff, a sports reporter. Kemal has trouble in school as he constantly retaliates after getting bullie
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Mary
Aug 26, 2013 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary mystery
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
If America were to have a royal family, the Winthrops would wear the crown. The popular, charismatic Winthrops have captured the imagination of the entire nation, as well as the world with their public service, their myriad acts of altruistic charity, and their glamorous lives. But in a single year, all five members of the family were killed in a series of unexplained accidents.

Dana Evans, a beautiful young anchorwoman with a Washington television network, believes there is a more sinister motiv
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Kathae
18/18 --> I've read them all!

If you've read The Best Laid Plans, you would have come across Dana Evans. In this story, she's more fearless than ever - or at least that's what she seems to be. She goes on a manhunt across three continents after having suspicions about the series of deaths that wipe out the remaining members of the Winthrop family in one year.

I wasn't very fond of The Best Laid plans to begin with. Sure, I liked Dana then and I liked her on this book but the story itself didn't
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Yvann S
Summary: Dana Evans, newscaster extraordinaire with the perfect boyfriend and an adoptee from Kosovo, stumbles onto a conspiracy to kill off a family of impeccably behaved philanthropists. Can she figure it out before the bad guys get her?

Picked up as part of a huge box lot for 60. One of the more amusing revelations from the box!

This contains so many stereotypes that it’s highly entertaining. There is a “royal family” of do-gooders who are indubitably wonderful, but actually one of them had a d
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Susan
Oct 19, 2016 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ریویوی قدیمی
سیدنی شلدون بی نظیره.هرموقع به لیست نویسنده های مورد علاقه م فکر می کنم او اولین کسیه که به ذهنم میاد.
کتاباش از اوناییه که نمی شه زمینشون گذاشت.عاشق کتاباشم.
تکمله ی فعلی
امروز داشتم به ریا فکر می کردم و این که چطور کمتر از دست ریا حرص بخوریم.یاد این کتاب افتادم.فارغ از این که کلا این کتاب را من در زمان دوست داشتنی ای خواندم و آن زمان سیدنی از عزیزترین نویسنده های موردعلاقه ام بود و چقدر داستانش جالب بود (یعنی حاشیه و پیش زمینه ی کافی برای لذت بی اندازه بردن از این کتاب وجود داشت)به کن
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Anam (Novelholic)
*3 stars*

A friend of mine insisted that i must read this after she discovered that i haven't read this writer before. She was like, ' You haven't read Sidney Sheldon before?! How shocking. You must give it a try.' Before that I've had this vague impression that i had given it a try some time back and i didn't like this writer. I didn't quite finish the book and haven't felt the need to read this writer again. So i was like, "O.k i'll give it a try'.

This was how i came across this book. And i mus
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أميرة عتمان
قرأتها ﻷكسر بها ذلك الفتور الذي يصاحب بداية الإجازة الصيفية عقب الانتهاء من الامتحانات
لا أنكر أبدا أنها قد جذبتني إليها .. لكني لم أستمتع بها كما كنت أتوقع
كان بها الكثير و الكثير من المط و التطويل في الأحداث يبعث الكثير من الملل و لا داعي لذلك بالمرة
كما أنني توقعت النهاية و كان هذا محبطا للغاية .. فبعد كل هذا العناء على مدى ربعمائة صفحة ، يتوقع المرء أن يفاجئه الكاتب بنهاية غير متوقعة مكافأة له على صموده و تحمله لكل هذه الصفحات . أما أن أخسر هذه المكافأة أيضا فهو أمر مخيب للآمال كثيرا.

أعتقد
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Salma El-Shafie
Sep 24, 2012 Salma El-Shafie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sheldon strikes again. This man's a genius.
I couldn't get it off my hands until it was over, I actually read it while standing up, for 5 hours in the train, with lots of noise in the background but I was so into it that I didn't mind at all.
Wonderful story, wonderful narration. Highly recommended.
DW
Jan 02, 2011 DW rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2008
Not a bad read but I invariably compare all Sheldon's books to Master of the Game and none of them come close. My fault I guess for having read that one first. I probably would have liked this one more if it had no cover and went in blind.
Cathie
Nov 24, 2009 Cathie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great-mysteries
Sidney Sheldon is one of my favorite authors and this is another one of his thrillers that is difficult to put down. I love the strength of his main characters, which are usually women, and how he takes the reader to different places around the world and makes you feel like you are there.
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Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007) was an American writer who won awards in three careers—a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist.

His TV works spanned a twenty-year period during which he created I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), Hart to Hart (1979-84), and The Patty Duke Show (1963-66), but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling no
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