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If Tomorrow Comes (Tracy Whitney #1)

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Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there. With her intelligence and beauty as her only weapons, Tracy embarks on a series of extraordinary escapades that sweep her across the globe. In an explosive confrontation Tr

Kindle Edition, 419 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by HarperCollins (first published 1985)
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Sai The most intriguing author i have ever come across.A must read i would say.the plot is amazing.
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Srikari Downey Jr.
Sep 15, 2015 Srikari Downey Jr. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a good con!
Recommended to Srikari by: Bhavana Kashyap

I didn't think I should write a review owing to the fact that more than 1000s of reviews were written as to how awesome this book is but I had to point out and pour my heart out about so many things that I couldn't resist myself.

In the present day context, where women are being treated better than in the past, we come across books with female protagonists being entirely SPINELESS, super weak and helpless.

But this book, written around 1985, was able to really highlight the fact that women are not
Sai Satish Kandukuri
Jul 28, 2009 Sai Satish Kandukuri rated it really liked it  ·  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
Mar 06, 2016 Magdalena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, crime, read-2015
I've seen the miniseries If Tomorrow Comes several times and I have read this book many years ago. But I wanted to read this book again since I've planned to read the sequel by Tilly Bagshawe. It's just been a couple of months since I saw the miniseries last, so my memory is quite fresh when it comes to the story. I must confess that I do prefer the miniseries, but I still love this book and they have made a very good job with the miniseries because most of the story is there from the book. Of c ...more
Another my fave of Sidney Sheldon with impressive 4.8 Stars.

So Tricky.. this is what thief-ish book should be! I love reading the book with thief characters, but I have never read the book that have A LOT of clever robbering plans. The robberies are complicated and very-well planned. I really admire Sheldon of how he can think and create them.

Tracy and Jeff are such intelligent, smart, and sly characters and I love them! I also really enjoy the romance between these two. Tracy and Jeff are lik
Jul 08, 2008 Sapna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 14, 2009 suffiyan saleem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved the book!!i reallly cant believe it was written in the 80s!!!!
Mar 14, 2013 Salymar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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
Oct 04, 2013 ~IreneOust~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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!

Dec 01, 2015 Gypsy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

من واقعاً بازم بعد شیشسال، دوسش دارم. وختی خوندمش که خیلی کوچیکتر از الآن بودم. کارهای اینجوری رو نمیپسندیدم و همچنانم نمیپسندم. ولی سیدنی شلدون سبک خودشو داره. نه سعی میکنه فاجر بنویسه، نه تکنیکی و نه عامّهپسند. از زندگی مینویسه. آدما. دوستیها. خیانتها. پول. لذّت. قدرت. شهوت. طرز نگاهش بهدنیا واقعاً جالب توجّه ـه. بهخصوص تو اینکتاب. اگر فردا بیاید.. ایناسم چقد با آدم بازی میکنه در تمام صحنههای داستان.. امّا خب، من مثل قدیما دیگه شیفتگی ندارم. خصوصاً که حرکات ژانگولری و غیرمنطقی هم توش کم نبود.
Jun 11, 2011 Manugw rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 09, 2009 Kathryn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
*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
Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†

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
Vu Bao Nam
Jan 08, 2008 Vu Bao Nam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 07, 2012 Baisakhi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 26, 2011 Anh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hated, fiction
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
Dec 02, 2014 Avanthika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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, I 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 Stevens,
Thomas Strömquist
I was reminded of Sheldon's books through my "feed" here and thought I must add them! As I remember, these were the "50 shades" of their time. Not due to sexual content, even if these is some, but rather the ones you didn't mention reading, or the "guilty pleasures". Also known as: I read this even though I know it's trash"

I'm exaggerating of course, I would never read "50 shades".

But I was quite shocked realizing what amazing average ratings a lot of these books have! I should read them again
I found this book on my mother's book shelf and, already knowing the film, was very interested in also reading the book itself. It fascinated me much more than the films were able to, even despite the actors' stunning performances. The characters were well-developed, the plot was convincing, and the way the protagonist was turned into a criminal had her still left so likeable.

I know this book already has hundreds of reviews about how wonderful it is, but I can nothing but support those opinions.
Apr 17, 2009 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  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
You forgot some books, you hardly remember other, but some stay with you throughout your life! This is such a book for me. I raced all bookshops in order to find a hardcover and it was not so easy in my country but I managed it and now it's one of my most precious things.
Quite a good book with a catchy plot and mind blowing action.
I read it like ages ago and re-read several times, why haven't I rated it earlier? I wish I knew) lol
Jan 07, 2016 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: absolutely no one
در یک کلام:افتضاح بود و کلا از سیدنی شلدون ناامیدم کرد.کاش امتیاز کمتر از یک می توانستم بهش بدهم.
در توضیح مفصل:سیدنی تا قبل از این کتاب از نویسنده های موردعلاقه ی من بود.غافلگیری هایی که داشت واقعا حیرت زده ام می کرد.ولی این کتاب باعث شد فکر کنم دیگر سن جنایی خواندنم هم گذشته.نمی دانم در ادبیات "جنایی زرد" داریم یا نه،ولی اگر داشته باشیم قطعا این کتاب از زردترین هاست.
دختری که اول داستان این قدر خنگ و نادان است که با یک اسلحه می رود از کسی که باعث مرگ مادرش شده انتقام بگیرد،به طرفه العینی تبدیل ب
Parva 'chhanu' Chhantyal
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 :).
Dec 10, 2015 ♛Tash rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
Omg, why am I just remembering Sidney Sheldon now? I went through his portfolio when I was a teenager, so I've forgotten the stories.
Jul 13, 2013 Khadijak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book, for all its greatness, shall not be forgotten.
This is the story of Tracy. She is fantastically attractive, works at a bank, is engaged to a very rich man and is fantastically attractive. Have I mentioned that she is fantastically attractive ? Because she is, as the narrator likes to remind us every time Tracy does anything.
That being said, If Tomorrow Comes is interesting at first. Tracy's time in jail is horrific, and I quite enjoyed reading about her getting revenge on those who had deceived her. But in my opinion the rest of the book is
Aug 15, 2015 Naddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Justice is mine, sayeth the Lord, and I am His Sword and His instrument of vengeance. My life is penance, and you shall help me pay. I am going to pay you"

If tomorrow comes, starts from innocence a perfect life of Tracy Whitney when she was about to marry into wealth and glamour she finds herself in prison framed by ruthless Mafia, then determined to avenge, wanted to start the normal life, which was not possible, give then criminal record :( forced to be con in order to make a living and final
Angel 'ine
Jul 17, 2011 Angel 'ine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ahmad Sharabiani
If Tomorrow Comes, Sidney Sheldon
عنوان: اگر فردا بيايد؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: محمد قصاع؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، پیکان، 1381، در 466 ص، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان آمریکایی قرن 20 م
اگر فردا بیاید ماجرای زندگی زنی به اسم تریسی است که به اشتباه زندانی و آنگاه که آزاد میشود دیگر آن زن ساده نیست و پایش به دنیای خلاف باز است. ایده های ذهنی تریسی برای دزدیهایش موضوع اصلی داستان اگر فردا بیاید است
Nov 02, 2008 Carlos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 17, 2013 Norain rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
Ah, here comes rolling in another author everyone, but me, thinks great. Not that I think they are bad, but maybe their style is just not meant for me. Or rather the style of that one particular book is not for me and it is just unfortunate that I have had to pick that instead of any of their other books. So to say that I don't like Sidney Sheldon when If Tomorrow Comes is the only book I have read, or Neil Gaiman when I have only read The Graveyard Book is unfair and untimely. I always give the ...more
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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 20-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 novels such as Master of the Gam ...more
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“She undressed slowly, dreamily, and when she was naked, she selected a bright red negligee to wear so that the blood would not show.” 21 likes
“I will survive, Tracy thought. I face mine enemies naked, and my courage is my shield.” 18 likes
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