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Sidney Sheldon's The Tides of Memory

Sidney Sheldon's The Tides of Memory

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by Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Tilly Bagshawe, who delivered the late beloved author’s brilliance in Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness, is back with a stunning tale of duplicity and vengeance in Sidney Sheldon’s The Tides of Memory.

The members of the formidable and captivating De Vere family

Overview

New York Times bestselling author Tilly Bagshawe, who delivered the late beloved author’s brilliance in Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness, is back with a stunning tale of duplicity and vengeance in Sidney Sheldon’s The Tides of Memory.

The members of the formidable and captivating De Vere family of London live enviable lives in the world’s most powerful and desirable places, from London’s poshest neighborhoods to influential boardrooms. But when old secrets begin to unravel and threaten everything the De Veres have worked for, the ramifications are deadly.

Bagshawe upholds Sheldon’s legacy with a blistering story of revenge, passion, and betrayal in a book that is quintessential Sheldon.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Death by drowning, secret pasts, dirty politics, beautiful, ambitious women, and ice-cold killers distinguish Bagshawe's dynamic novel, commissioned by the late Sheldon's family and written in his style. As counselors at the tony Kennebunkport camp, privileged party-girl Toni Gilletti and her blue-color lover Billy Hamlin are present during a young camper's tragic drowning. Trumped-up charges lead to Billy's conviction for murder. Racked with guilt, Toni leaves home, reinventing and sanitizing her past. Years later in England, Alexia De Vere's surprise appointment as Home Secretary shakes up Parliament's old boys' club. As the second most powerful politician in England, Alexia must battle daily with myriad enemies: jealous colleagues, rowdy protesters, a mysterious stalker, a threat from her past, ruthless Russian oligarchs, and the unknown person who poisoned her dog. Rattled by escalating events aimed at derailing her career, yet bolstered by the support of her aristocratic husband, Teddy De Vere, and her best friend, Lucy Meyer, Alexia continues her work, even as she struggles with the tragic circumstances of her children, Roxie and Michael. Bagshawe (Mistress of the Game) keeps the action refreshingly unpredictable, revealing key connections and duplicity in delicious "aha!" moments. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Picked by the estate of blockbuster author Sheldon to continue his work, Bagshawe (Adored) turns out a tale of high society, high finance, and top government circles where the glitter hides the dirt. At its heart is the De Vere family, whose members glide gracefully among grand homes in London and Oxfordshire and on Martha's Vineyard but will soon see old family hatreds and the indiscretions of youth come damagingly to the fore. With a one-day laydown on April 9 and a 125,000-copy first printing.
Kirkus Reviews
The idle rich and the politically connected meet. The novel is a blend of romance and intrigue, with smatterings of from-the-headlines topicality: A middle-aged British woman who has risen to power in the government gets herself in hot water (and thus "couldn't look at water without feeling a shudder of foreboding"), while the mates of the (perhaps) falsely accused lad on whose shoulders she has risen and nearly fallen swear that she'll get hers. Meanwhile, across the waters, callous young men are enjoying lobster rolls while trolling on daddy's yacht and dreaming of "satin crotchless panties." Natch, these worlds have to meet. The writing is true to formula and makes a good simulacrum of Sheldon's well-known ham-fistedness: "Not only were Patel's supporters threatening and aggressive, but the tabloid press, and in particular the Daily Mail, wittered on about the man as if he were Ghandi." (Presumably, they're twittering on about him as if he were Gandhi, but no matter.) Worse: "She was so nervous, her teeth began to chatter." Worse yet: "Summer felt her tiredness lift and her misery of only a few hours ago evaporate like raindrops in the sun." Suitable for readers with middling hopes and low expectations but much inferior to other genre peers, Patterson included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062073440
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
41,835
File size:
864 KB

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 The Tides of Memory 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sidney Sheldon was my favorite author. This book reminded me of how much his spinning tales intrigued me. Like a gift from afar! Thank you!
MaPo More than 1 year ago
Excellent, no, but it does keep you reading. I would give it 3 1/2 MPo
AlanAbrams More than 1 year ago
The author has written a masterpiece. This is a great thriller from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Sidney Sheldon's books and this is no exception. Tilly Bagshawe has been able to capture his style of writing and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An almost true writing like Sidney Sheldon would write. Twists and turns and you will never guess the end. Highly recommend it.
EricWright More than 1 year ago
A mystery cum thriller that continues to puzzle to the very end. Sheldon's characters cover all the bases: youthful love and exuberance, power, privelege and class, deceit, jealousy, and hatred all on two sides of the Atlantic. Most of the story takes place in England revolving around Alexia De Vere, wife of artistocrat Teddy De Vere who has been appionted to the powerful office of home secretary. What secrets is she hiding that could destroy everything. A good read that keeps you attention to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Less than thrilling, maybe? Something is missing in this suspense / mystery. I kept reading it, so it was readable, but nothing special.
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Too unbelievable
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The book was pretty good until the end, which is unbelievable.  I know it is fiction, but most other authors at least get their judicial facts correct.  SS Would have!
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OMG!!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend.
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Can't give 5 stars. Was a great story but the beginning was a little hard to follow. I like to read crime and mystery novels because I don't care for the detailed "bed" descriptions and this could have DEFINITELY done without that in this book. I skipped over and didn't lose any part of the plot by doing so. Why do authors do that? Plot was great loved to hate the main character. Did seem to leave one part unanswered or forgotten maybe. Last half of book was a page turner stayed up way to late to finish did guess the ending though.
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shoeshopper More than 1 year ago
As a lover of all Sidney Sheldon books, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this one written by Tilly Bagshawe. I must say I wasn't disappointed! All the aspects I had come to expect from Sidney were there - intrigue, mystery, sex, thrills and lots of twists and turns. Glad someone is willing to carry on the legacy left by Sheldon - let's hope Tilly continues to give us more to read!
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JonathanBell More than 1 year ago
High praise for this wonderful thriller set against the world of politics. The writing is top notch and totally addictive. The story unfolds at the perfect pace to keep you turning the pages.