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Memories of Midnight

(Midnight #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  18,143 ratings  ·  495 reviews
In THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, they played the ultimate game of love, lust, and death.

Now, in MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT, the survivors meet to play one last time...

Shadowed by tragedy and burdened by amnesia, a beautiful woman desperately tries to return to reality. She is Catherine Douglas, destined to once again challenge the cruel, charismatic power of Constantin Demiris, th
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Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Warner Books (first published 1990)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Memories of Midnight (Midnight #2), Sidney Sheldon
Memories of Midnight, sometimes known as The Other Side of Midnight (Book 2), is a 1990 novel by Sidney Sheldon. The plot of Memories of Midnight takes off from the ending of The Other Side of Midnight, where Catherine Douglas is recovering in a convent. The world except Constantin Demiris, known as Costa, thinks that Catherine has been killed by her husband, Larry Douglas, and his mistress, Noelle Page. But Catherine wants to discover herself an
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Pooja
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 100-pages, mystery
A story mixed with revenge, greed, romance and want for justice. 

Catherine didn't have any idea how her life would become upside down when Demeris arrives in her life, not in a good way. He is trouble, ensuring at each point Catherine suffers. It is the sequel to The Other Side of Midnight but you will not miss out on anything much. The story is still enjoyable. 
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Susan's Reviews
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sequels are usually tamer than the first book. This one was still a good read, but was probably a sop to those of us who felt a bit cheated at poor Catherine's fate. I think we all wanted a bit more for her. ...more
Anushka
What a painful read this has been!
Everything from the plot to the writing was utterly banal. This book didn't manage to quirk my interest at any point. The whole thing to me seemed blatantly stupid, to be honest.
Characters, along with being hackneyed were also completely unrealistic. Especially, Constantin Dimires who was most ludicrous of all.
I've read 2 Sidney Sheldon books before this and one thing that I've found to be consistent in his novels is the dreadful writing. The language, as alway
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Jeremy Bates
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Memories of Midnight (1990) is a sequel to The Other Side of Midnight (1973), what many people consider to be one of his best novels. Memories, however, holds its own mixing revenge, greed, justice, and romance.

I think it's a sign of a good book if, after some ten odd years, you can read it again and remember nearly all of the characters. That's what this one was like for me.

Demiris, the vengeful Greek billionaire; Chotas, the brilliant lawyer; and Catherine, the amnesic who just wants to fall i
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Bren
Sorry Sheldon. Sorry sorry sorry sorry.

It feels awful giving one of my favorite writer's books a two star rating. And this is not the only one of his books where I have done that but nine times out of ten I love his books. It is just that he has so many it is inevitable there will be one or two I will not like.

But this is the one that let me down the most.

Why? because it is part two of his masterpiece (one of his masterpieces) "The other side of midnight". That was not a book that, in my opinion
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Heena Rathore P.
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Memories is a brilliant novel that keeps the juices of one’s mind flowing. It’s an ultimate page-turner. I love Sidney Sheldon’s books but this one is one of his best books. No matter how old the books are, or infact how many times you read them, they really keep you engaged!

This book is the sequel to The Other Side Of Midnight and rotates about Catherine (Larry Douglas’s wife). At the end of the first book she lost her memory and in this book, around a year later, she starts to regain it bit by
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Crime Addict Sifat
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A page turner like rest of the novels of Sidney Sheldon. Fabulous story indeed. A MUST READ for thriller lovers!

'Constantin Demiris'

Tycoon, art lover, womaniser...and executioner. To Noelle, the lady who sold out him, and Larry, the man who stole her, Demiris brought a chilling retaliation. Be that as it may, Demiris' unpleasant retribution is a long way from finish...

'Ioannina, Greece'

In the disengagement of a remote religious circle a young lady rises up out of the injury of memory misfortu
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Deep Shikha
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
it’s just me or what…That Demiris character from first book of @the otherside of the midnight'; is completely metamorphosed from being a powerful intelligent strategy billionaire to criminal and altogether evil… In this sequel?? urgh..and Madam Catherine alexander as usual cry baby...not sure if m liking this sequel...the first book was way better. ...more
Cindy
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Murder, mayhem, adultery and enough twists for a pretzel factory. Some language, sex, and gore. Touches on God are done with respect. Audio read with such a myriad of accents and tones I should list the performers. It was narrated with excellence by Stephen Pacey - alone. WOW! Good as a stage show and cost less. © 2005
Heena Rathore P.
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
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Benjamin Thomas
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
This is the sequel to The Other Side of Midnight and a worthy sequel all round. While the first was published in 1973, it wasn't until 1990 that this sequel was published. And since the first could have easily stood alone, I feel sure the author bowed to reader and publisher demand to provide a follow-up. Often that scenario ends in disaster for the second book but that's not the case here.

This is basically a book of double-crossing. I mean everybody double and triple crosses everybody else in t
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Pete Allen
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
So, if anyone figures out that Catherine is alive and not murdered Demiris' whole house of cards come tumbling down. As she regains her memory in that convent where he has immured her he starts to get nervous. So naturally, his strategy to prevent anyone from finding out Catherine isn't quite as dead as generally thought is to a) bring her to his home where everyone, from his estranged wife to the gardener would (or should) recognize her, b) give her a high-profile job (under a fake name--that'l ...more
Sherina
Oct 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Tip for anybody wanting to read this book... YOU HAVE TO READ PART ONE FIRST!!! PART ONE IS OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT. YOU NEED TO READ THAT BOOK TO UNDERSTAND THIS. both of them are GREAT!
people dont like this book because they have not read other side of midnight. both books are outstanding and are a must read for any mystery lover. I was thoroughly gripped by this book.
However... i will give this book a lower rating only because throughout the book Catherine is getting serious with guys she does
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Christa
May 11, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was ok. some of the characters were so stereotypical it made you cringe. This can be read in short chunks of time, which is nice if you only have a few minutes at a time to read. I don't know if I would bother to read another of his books, unless I was really bored. I recommend it to any one that wants to kill time and not have to think too hard. ...more
Elizabeta
Oct 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Not quite as the first one, but still enjoyable. It seems that each character we meet, we get their back story, which was unnecessary. I wished there was a little more complexity as in the first book.
Yadu Aravind
Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Lot of characters, same old story
Pooja Banga
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: november-reads
Sidney Sheldon has always been my favourite ..I can't review it in a better way as I haven't read its first part..So I would restrain myself from expressing my thoughts on it:) ...more
Parva Chhantyal
Oct 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014, sidney-sheldon
Very disappointing that book was!

A typical Sidney Sheldon book about love, revenge and jealousy but I hate to say this book didn't live up to my expectation and author's reputation. More than anything, I definitely didn’t like the ending at all.

It starts off interestingly with a girl who has a mysterious past. I thought Sidney did it again. The interesting thing about this book is, you have to read it till the end to know how bad it is. I was completely glued to this book just to be disappointe
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MsTiptress
Apr 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Catherine is back and still crying like a baby and dying to fall in love! UGH! Hate that part of the story..

Besides that... This one was entertaining but not as good as the other one.

Demiris is back and ready to hunt down and kill everyone that pisses him off.. This time trying to cover his tracks.

Melina.. she kept me reading it. She was so determined and I like determination. I wanted to find out what she was going to do about her husband, after everything he put her through! and what she did
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Anish
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I had no idea that this book had a prequel until I finished it. This worked pretty much well as a standalone as well. This is my second Sheldon book after Doomsday Conspiracy so I naturally had my expectations high. The first few chapters were intriguing but Catherine Alexander was annoying as she did not have the least interest to know about her past but too desperate for sex. Constantin Demiris was great as the egoistic and arrogant billionaire who wore a charming face as a mask. Other charact ...more
Asma
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Destroyed the glamour of the first book - The Other Side of Midnight- i felt like its not the same writer !! or maybe when he wrote it he was drunk . i wish i didn't know that there is a sequel.I really regret reading it! the previous book was my favorite and this book was disappointment I was expecting something Completely different.
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Lucas
Mar 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
wow.... i never imagined such a perfect ending. it was great i mean words cant describe it.
Tim
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
10 out of 10 stars! Excellent novel.
Israt Iram
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having read ''The Other Side of Midnight'' last year, I had no idea that it had a sequel. Surprisingly, the sequel ''Memories of Midnight'' is far more hypnotic and gripping with an engaging plot. An amazing book with a vivid tale capturing the influence and the influential and mastery over human emotions. I personally had goosebumps and strong adrenaline rush as the story neared the climax.
About my favorite character in the book: Greek tycoon Constantin Demiris, a charismatic multimillionaire,
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Sha Fawaz
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sequels usually don’t stand up to its predecessor, but this one by far is one of the best sequels I've read. Easy and fast-paced, character development on point, filled with absolute uncertainty

The most entertaining character of the story was Nicolas Chotas in who plays a very short yet significant role in the plot,

I enjoyed the back story and the part of Tony and Melina played in a short length

Some parts of the story did seem a bit cliche but it was a fun read

The entire story revolves aroun
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Ayushi Dodhia
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read this after reading "The Other Side of Midnight" and the continuation of the story is brilliant.

Catherine is a very likeable character! While Demeris is... crazy.

An unwitting opponent in Demeris's vengeful chess game, Catherine fights for her life with her benefactor as her enemy. All the other characters flow in and out of the story seamlessly: their stories all blending into a fiery climax.

Fantastic read.
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Komal Anand
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-crime
#Book2
The Other Side of the Midnight
Catherine Douglas is recovering in a convent after an accident.
Her benefactor Costa will be helping her to identify who she was as she lost her memory.
But you see, the world is no good and evil lies within us.
Was Costa really helping her???
Read to know more...
Jughead
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was not able to put it down. I never thought of what would happen to the charecters after the end of the first book. The story was fast paced, and it is a real page Turner. Have to admit, Sidney Sheldon's is one of the best thrillers that I have read recently. ...more
Ayesha
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful read! Fast-paced and to the point. Plus, no fluff or filler! Really liked it and would recommend it to others.
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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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