Sidney Sheldon's Chasing Tomorrow (Tracy Whitney Series #2)

Sidney Sheldon's Chasing Tomorrow (Tracy Whitney Series #2)

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by Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe
     
 

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sidney Sheldon's most popular and enduring heroine—Tracy Whitney of If Tomorrow Comes—returns in a sensational sequel full of passion, suspense, and breathtaking twists

With her handsome partner, Jeff Stevens, Tracy Whitney had been responsible for some of the world's most astounding

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sidney Sheldon's most popular and enduring heroine—Tracy Whitney of If Tomorrow Comes—returns in a sensational sequel full of passion, suspense, and breathtaking twists

With her handsome partner, Jeff Stevens, Tracy Whitney had been responsible for some of the world's most astounding heists. But there is still one thing missing from Tracy's perfect life: a baby. But Tracy's longed-for pregnancy doesn't happen. And when a mysterious, beautiful stranger enters their lives, Tracy's once-unbreakable partnership with Jeff is blown wide open. Then she vanishes without a trace.

For more than a decade, the world believes Tracy Whitney is dead . . . until a series of murders leads a tenacious French detective to her doorstep. Eleven victims, in ten different cities, over nine years—all of the cities where Tracy pulled off some of her most brilliant capers. Someone is targeting Tracy. Now she must play the odds in a desperate game of roulette. But this time, she's got everything to lose—including the man she cannot forget.

Tomorrow has come at last. But it isn't the future Tracy bargained for . . .

Editorial Reviews

Daily News (New York)
“When you want a novel you simply cannot put down, go to Sheldon.”
USA Today on Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark
“Sheldon, who died in 2007, would have adored this tale of a sheltered girl finding her inner mojo by defeating Wall Street crooks, prison wardens and crazed FBI agents.”
People
“The master of the storytelling game.”
New York Times
“Sheldon is an author working at the height of his power.”
Associated Press Staff
“When it comes to concocting plots full of twists, Sheldon has no peer.”
USA Today
“A master storyteller.”
Beverly Hills Courier
“Sidney Sheldon’s novels are still a ‘must read.’”
Suspense Magazine
“The ending is a great big surprise for the reader, the pace is action-packed to the extreme, and for any Sidney Sheldon fan--this is a truly early Christmas gift!”
Publishers Weekly
08/18/2014
This outlandish romantic thriller from Bagshawe (Sidney Sheldon’s Angel of the Dark) picks up where the late Sheldon left off with 1985’s If Tomorrow Comes. Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens, a pair of attractive con artists, have spent their careers pulling off lucrative jewel heists around the globe. Now, they’re ready to tie the knot and settle down into wedded bliss and gender stereotypes: Jeff gets a job as a curator of antiquities at the British Museum, while Tracy pins her hopes on pregnancy. Enter a sultry third wheel, who shatters the couple’s happiness, and a deranged serial killer, whose murders are mysteriously tied to Tracy’s previous thefts. Descriptions of an international world of luxury contrast with the lives of lowbrow victims and villains who are stuck with bad accommodation and economy-class travel. Just when the absurdity of it all reaches its highest ebb, the book teeters to its preposterous climax. Agents: Luke and Mort Janklow, Janklow & Nesbit. (Oct.)
Kirkus Reviews
2014-09-18
Bagshawe switches out the infamous jewel thief from the late Sheldon's If Tomorrow Comes (1985) with a brilliant replica. It's still the 1980s for Tracy Whitney. After landing in Brazil, she gets right down to business, pulling a scam on a ruthless businessman just before marrying her partner in crime, Jeff Stevens, in a private ceremony. The two are determined to leave their criminal pasts behind and start a family, but infertility problems—and a seductive co-worker—lead to a misunderstanding that sends Tracy packing. Tracy's predilection for bad luck is true to the source material, and she's just getting started. Jeff is long gone when Tracy finds out she's finally pregnant. Bagshawe handles all the drama with a light touch. When Nicholas tricks a little girl out of her lunch money, proving without a doubt that he's Jeff's son, Tracy couldn't be more proud that her kid is a budding con artist (so long as his victims are bullies). She builds a somewhat normal life with Blake Carter, a tragically nice guy who can't make Tracy forget about Jeff but who makes a convenient babysitter when her past catches up with her. A French detective thinks he can prove the connection between Tracy's most notorious crimes and a serial killer with a penchant for prostitutes and hotel room Bibles, forcing Tracy out of hiding. Soon, she and Jeff are working with law enforcement to catch the killer as they lift gaudy jewels and priceless artifacts from supposedly well-secured museums and homes, all with wonderfully cheesy prose: "The air was scented with tropical blooms and expensive perfume and the aroma of white truffles wafted in from the kitchen. But in the end, the one overpowering smell was money." It's astonishing how much this book evokes the past. After nearly 30 years, Tracy Whitney hasn't aged a day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062304032
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/25/2015
Series:
Tracy Whitney Series , #2
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
95,562
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

The late novelist and screenwriter Sidney Sheldon remains one of the world's top bestselling authors, having sold more than 300 million copies of his books. Are You Afraid of the Dark? is his most recent in a long line of huge bestsellers. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar. The Guinness Book of World Records heralds him as the most translated author in the world.

Tilly Bagshawe is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include Sidney Sheldon’s Chasing Tomorrow, Sidney Sheldon’s The Tides of Memory, Sidney Sheldon’s Angel of the Dark, Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness, and Sidney Sheldon’s Mistress of the Game. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and London with her husband and children.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
February 11, 1917
Date of Death:
January 30, 2007
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
Northwestern University, 1935-36
Website:
http://www.twbookmark.com/features/sidneysheldon/index.html

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Sidney Sheldon's Chasing Tomorrow 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O K I am an older reader. I have read al of Mr. Sheldons books long ago. I love my electronic book it has given me the oppertunity to read them all again. But who the heck ia this Tilly person ? Does ahe think she writes like good old Sid? She needs to write her own Stories & charectors. It is not his work So please someone answer this for me
ABookAWeekES More than 1 year ago
For years, Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens were an unstoppable con team. Together, they pulled off impossible heists against rich, greedy, and corrupt people, and earned enough money to afford them comforts for the rest of their lives. But the illustrious couple gave up the excitement of their criminal lifestyle to opt for something more normal...marriage. In the time following the wedding, their lives seem to be going great. Jeff gets a job curating an exhibition at the British Museum, putting his passion for antiquities and sharp mind to good use. Meanwhile, Tracy makes plans to fill her time by having a baby. Jeff excels at his new career, but Tracy struggles to conceive. This causes her to long for the thrill of her con days. Naturally, this begins to eat away at the couple's indestructible relationship. When accusations of infidelity are brought to light, the relationship reaches a breaking point, and Tracy leaves Jeff. Ten years later, the two are leading separate lives. Jeff, who is back in the con game, still thinks of Tracy everyday. More than anything, he just wants to know that she is alive a doing well. Tracy has retreated to a quiet life in Colorado, and has completely given up a life of crime. She knows that Jeff is a good man, but she can't let him back into her life. She is shocked when a French Interpol officer contacts her at home. She did a thorough job of erasing her past, but it seems that it may finally be catching up with her. The officer informs her that he has connected a series of ruthless murders to heists in cities that Tracy was active in. Tracy is disturbed at the thought that someone could be framing her for these crimes and worse, that the person doing this could be Jeff! Again, Tilly Bagshawe publishes a novel under the late Sidney Sheldon's name. This is a sequel to Sheldon's If Tomorrow Comes. I didn't read the book by Sheldon, so I can't speak to Bagshawe's continuation. That being said, the fast pace, relatable characters, and intriguing twists make this a quick and enjoyable read that works just as well as a standalone novel. I was surprised at how much I sympathized with Tracy and Jeff. The family drama that they deal with helps the reader realize that despite being criminals, they are everyday people with everyday problems.  These traditional human elements mix with the thriller aspects to create a fun, exciting novel that completely does justice to the legacy of Sidney Sheldon.
Kelly-44 More than 1 year ago
This author never disappoints. Twists and turns,. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible! I loved If Tomorrow Comes. This was disappointing.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Excellent and exciting.
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