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Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness

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Following the success of the "New York Times" bestseller "Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game," this sweeping tale of love and betrayal, vengeance and redemption, will leave you racing to its shocking, triumphant end

What happens when a woman who has everything loses everything?

And when a woman who has nothing realizes she has nothing to lose?

Blessed with the face

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Kindle Edition, 434 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2010)
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Monica Happy Reading All!!
Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness is a wonderfully written story of suspense, intrigue, mystery and betrayal. The principle character in After the Darkness is Grace Brookstein. Her character goes through so many changes and growth from the start of the story. Grace is the wife of Lenny Brookstein, who died while out on his boat and the death is ruled a suicide. Lenny is the financial wizard behind an investment company called Quorum.

After the Darkness starts out with Grace on trial for theft...more
Diane
Sidney Sheldon always delivered a great story. This book is no exception. Tilly Bagshawe has continued the tradition with great panache. From front to back, the story unfolds in such a way you will keep turning the pages to see what happens next. I love the way she keeps Sheldon's tradition of fine prose alive. Brava!

When a wealthy young woman finds her father-figure in a rich and powerful Wall Street magnet, she is drawn into a world she never dreamed of. Accused of a fraud of such magnitude it...more
Siaw Hui
After reading Mistress of the Game by Bagshawe and being quite disappointed by it, I was hesitant on giving this a try but since it was lying around my house with no other books on the horizon, I picked it up anyway.

I think the reason why I gave this a 3 stars as opposed to a 2 stars (like I did for Mistress of the Game) was because I wasn't subconsciously comparing Sheldon's characters and plot with Bagshawe's; something I couldn't help doing with Mistress of the Game since Bagshawe was writing...more
Monicae
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Kay
This novel rated 4 stars in plot, 2 stars in character and 5 stars for a shocking ending! However, I had to subtract another star for leaving crimes committed during the course of the book with no consequence.

The main character is straight out of a Danielle Steel book. You know the type- young woman born into wealth, beautiful, marries an even wealthier older man and the worst problem she ever faced was a hangnail! When her husband is found dead [ruled suicide:] she is left in a horrible positi...more
Manjula
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Cheryl "Mash"
Sidney Sheldon's After The Darkness by Tilly Bagshawe
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 978-0-06-172830-3
At the request of LibraryThing, an ARC was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest review
Synopsis (from back of book): Grace Brookstein is the very young, naive wife of financial superstar Lenny Brookstein. Lenny is a billionaire many times over, with estates around the world, a fleet of yachts, and a life that is the stuff of fantasy. He and Grace live in New York where Lenny is revered as King o...more
Pam
I requested this book from the Library thing Early Reviewers program. I did so primarily because of seeing Sidney Sheldon's name on the cover. I've read and enjoyed many of his books over the years. Sheldon's books have always been somewhat soap opera-esque, taking the reader into the world of the filthy rich and powerful, and often showing us how lust and greed spin out of control. In that way, this book is no exception. Tilly Bagshawe takes up Sheldon's torch in the penning of this novel.
Bags...more
Anita
Mar 23, 2013 Anita rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anita by: Nobody, I saw it in the library, and it seemed interesting to me.
Da nisam pročitala knjigu "Ako dočekam sutra", koju je napisao Sidni Šeldon, oduševila bih se ovom knjigom. Ovako ne mogu objektivno da je ocenim, jer sam sve vreme imala osećaj kao da čitam ponovo istu knjigu. U redu je da se piše po uzoru na Šeldona, ali ne i da se potpuno prepiše cela knjiga, sa malim izmenama. Knjiga je odlična sama za sebe i veoma je interesantna, do detalja razrađena tematika, jedino mi je utisak kvarilo to što sam ponovo čitala o (ko nije čitao knjigu, neka ne čita sledeć...more
Sherry Lynne
This book is a dubious copycat, a farcical imitation of Sidney Sheldon's IF TOMORROW COMES. This posthumous writer can't even make her own ideas: her theft of Sheldon's ideas run the gamut from the religious-lunatic detective's obsession with the protagonist, her incarceration and her Houdini escape, to the inmates' help. Bagshawe is supposed to be continuing our beloved Sidney Sheldon's work, not copy every single word out of his book. This is a parody! Even the ending is so predictable, I figu...more
Julie
I haven't read a Sidney Sheldon book in years. This one did not disappoint. After the Darkness took me through so many different emotions and twists and turns that I really had no idea what was going to happen next.

Great book!! Will read again!!
Sathish Subramaniam
Grace(gracie) poor grace. I find it too hard to take things what had happened to grace. The climax was great the twist is awesome i never believed my eyes reading it was lenny alive.. everything has turned opposite to grace she had gone through the most difficult things ever can happen to anyone. As in all sidney's book i felt the courage the love the beauty and felt attracted to grace proud about the character.

But there is something missing the tempo starts loosing some were in-between not tha...more
Tany
This book was such a page turner. Whenever I have a reading block all I have to do is pick up a Sidney Sheldon book. This book did not disappoint me in that sense. I pretty much suspected the ending as that was the only plausible explanation, it was still shocking nevertheless. The characters Grace Brookstein and Mitch Connor was so lovable. The perspective of both of the characters were captured well. The transition of Grace from being a naive gullible girl to a tough cookie was hard not to mis...more
Pooja Jeevagan
As I must have said earlier for her works, this girl has taken a tough job...she would be criticized for writing shallow books whereas Sidney was highly acclaimed for the same...and then she would be blamed for not matching his standards, when all of us Sidney readers in hiding do accept that his books were just a good mystery without detectives, fast paced but with no depth at all...

To me, she does a great of job going on Sidney's lineage...she gives a story, she delivers fast paces...so what i...more
Feya
amazing is an understatement
Susu Carter
Amor a primeira vista

Uau, Uau e....Uau.

Foi numa simples tarde quando eu fui atender o telefone da minha resid��ncia e enquanto eu estava ouvindo as minhas mensagens eu toquei nesse livro (que pertence a minha m��e, ela �� super f�� dele), no entanto eu nunca liguei para os livros dela....at�� esse dia.

De cara eu amei essa capa linda com a cor que eu amo e fora essa ta��a quebrada, ent��o resolvi dar uma chance a esse autor.

Conclus��o: desculpem mas o livro �� Foooooooooooooda, sem palavras. Minh...more
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Amor a primeira vista

Uau, Uau e....Uau.

Foi numa simples tarde quando eu fui atender o telefone da minha residência e enquanto eu estava ouvindo as minhas mensagens eu toquei nesse livro (que pertence a minha mãe, ela é super fã dele), no entanto eu nunca liguei para os livros dela....até esse dia.

De cara eu amei essa capa linda com a cor que eu amo e fora essa taça quebrada, então resolvi dar uma chance a esse autor.

Conclusão: desculpem mas o livro é Foooooooooooooda, sem palavras. Minha primeir...more
Soumyabrata Sarkar
Sidney Sheldon’s AFTER THE DARKNESS by Tilly Bagshawe is the story of a billionaire manager Lenny Brookstein and his young wife, Grace, who was born rich and with a life of freedom to do as she pleased. With hard work and amazing monetary insight, Lenny raised himself from a life of dismal poverty to being a billionaire. In spite of their age difference, Grace can’t imagine life without Lenny, until he is killed in a boating accident which is later ruled as a suicide. Because of scheming with th...more
Alexa
Sep 06, 2011 Alexa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alexa by: Pam
Shelves: adult, thriller
(Review was originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

Honestly, I don't normally pick up books of this genre or with this particularly kind of plot. But my best friend and fellow bookworm Pam recommended it to me after she read it, so I thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually enjoyed it; I blew through the entire thing in less than a day because I thought it was so interesting.

The key to this novel is not its characters, but rather, it's crazily spun out web of...more
Pratima Das
This book is about a woman named Grace Brookstein who is the wife of a billionaire called Lenny Brookstein, who owns a company called Quorum. Quorum is where people invest their money. Everybody loves Lenny for the kind of person he is and the kind of business man he is. One day Lenny is found dead and the news states that 75 million dollars of money from the Quorum is missing. People think he committed suicide. Innocent Grace is torn when she finds out, but she knows that Lenny couldn't have do...more
Christine
I received this book for Christmas and was really excited to start it. Who doesn't love a good mystery? Although I've never read Sidney Sheldon or Tilly Bagshawe (Sheldon passed away and Bagshawe wrote this based on his notes) I've heard good things. Unfortunately, the 'mystery' was pretty clear after the second murder was described and it was really unbelievable that all of these wealthy men fell in love so fast. Not too mention the fact that these men, worth hundreds of millions of dollars eac...more
Nyles
I've never read any Sydney Sheldon novels nor Tilly Bagshaw so i didnt know what to expect before I've read the book. The reason I've purchased it is because it was on sale on B&N, it's hardback and i was intrigued after reading the synopsis.


This was actually a breath of fresh air for me, after reading a lot paranormals only, i decided to take a break and bought this. Aside from Paranormal, Mystery/Investigative is my next favorite.

This was a fast read for me. I couldn't put it down when i s...more
Kelly
A Sidney Sheldon novel for me is a fairly simple plotline that is neither fantastical or flamboyant, but that is more intense and compelling than most other books that I have read. Sheldon's novels are brought alive by the cast of intricately developed characters that we as the reader grow with.
This novel was full of flat, undeveloped characters who annoyed and frustrated me, they were tedious and so unlike any of the older Sheldon novels.
Many of the strong female leads in Sheldon's novels are s...more
Suspense Magazine
Though I can’t admit to understanding the relationship between Sidney Sheldon’s relatives and author Tilly Bagshawe that prompted the penning of “After the Darkness”, I can happily report that it was brilliant and unexpected. Expertly developed characters—with insatiable appetites and a lack of morality that would make a hardened criminal blush—are perfect components in this gripping tale of excess.

Brought up in the world of Manhattan’s elite, Grace Brookstein had it all. A loving billionaire h...more
J.B. Stockings
I found this book to be a real mixed bag. An intriguing story and a great heroine, but most of the other characters were very one dimensional. There seemed to be a mixed message here--Grace was unfairly judged because she was rich, and yet the author does nothing but paint pictures of these rich folks that make us want to puke our guts out. I found it very hard to believe that Grace's sister's hated her soooo much for no real reason, and that her husband didn't have any qualms at all about letti...more
Belimbing
Well, this is the second book of Mr. Sheldon's collaboration with writer Tilly Bagshawe. Well, for a Sheldon fan, this book is somehow a disgrace (I'm sorry Ms. Bagshawe...), I've read both books (Mistress of the Midnight) and I felt so disappointed, since I was looking for the original way of Mr. Sheldon's writing. I guess, I've expected too much from Ms. Bagshawe. Actually, I thought she was much older, but then today I looked up her website, and it turned out she was a lovely young woman, muc...more
Lorie Singer
After the Darkness is the story of a misjudged rich woman who is forced to be her own heroine as she solves a mystery. I thought some of the situations in the book were painful - that a woman like the main character Grace Brookstein, no matter how naive or protected, would really trust people or allow herself to get into some of the situations she was in was unbelievable. I admire the character development, but it almost goes a step too far, like she has gone from being Peter Pan in a life cover...more
Abbylockhart
It was a nice book, capturing and entertaining. The only thing that bothered me, especially in the beginning, was the fact that it seemed very similar with the book "if tomorrow comes". First of all, in both books, a very close person of the heroine (gracie's husband and tracy's mother) died, leaving her all alone against the whole world, something that ended up in both of them being imprisoned. Then, the scenes inside prison, the physical examination, the inmates etc were pretty much the same,...more
Petesake
B-a-d. I don't know how the author is allowed to write under Sidney Sheldon's name with this book. Unless his books are just as bad, but I recall loving them in my 20s. Maybe I should read one again because maybe I can recognise bad writing better than when I read Sidney Sheldon's. I hope that's not the case.

I didn't like Grace as a 'heroine', I found her character unbelievable. I found the plot boring and foreseeable. I only finished it because I wanted to see if I was right. I rated it 2 stars...more
Mom
Thought this was going to be one of those books where the rich people have all their parties, buying high priced clothes and flying everywhere.
I was surprised by the outcome.
People can grow and learn on their own after many things happening to them.
Grace was ok. She figured out what she needed to do, and did just that.
Good read!
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Matilda Emily N. Bagshawe was born on 12 June 1973 in England, UK. She attended local all-girls Catholic schools near her family home in Surrey. She was a single mother at 17, but she won a place at Cambridge University and took Persephone, her ten-month-old baby daughter with her. As a journalist, she went on to enjoy a successful career in London, and contributed regularly to The Sunday Times, D...more
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