Bloodline

Bloodline

by Sidney Sheldon

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Overview

Bloodline is one of the best of Sheldon's blockbuster thrillers. Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members. At its head was one of the wealthiest men in the world—a man who has just died in a mysterious accident and left his daughter, Elizabeth, in control of the company. Now as this intelligent, tough, and gorgeous woman dares to save—not sell—Roffe and Sons, she will have to outwit those who secretly want her power . . . and the unknown assassin who wants her life. Bloodline is a sweeping novel of high financial intrigue on three continents, love, murder, danger, and suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062015617
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/22/2010
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 108,261
File size: 640 KB

About 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.

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

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Bloodline 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical Sidney Sheldon exciting who done it. Highly recommend.
buoyread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All of us dream of somehow inheriting a vast fortune, but for Elizabeth Roffe, this inheritance comes with an invisible enemy. Inheriting Roffe Industries after her father's mysterious death, things start happening that convinces Elizabeth that someone, or some people, are trying to take over her fortune - even if it means taking her life.If the above plot has not moved you yet, then you probably have problems. The first few pages of this book is strongly gripping, forcing you to turn the pages and read it in one sitting. The ugly duckling to graceful swan that is Elizabeth's life is magical and full of beautiful imagery, her relationship with her stoic father very realistic and sympathetic. Fast-paced and dripping with exciting dialogue, this book will lead you on a thrilling roller coaster ride, only to have the ride stop at the top of the highest loop, the operator telling you that the ride is over.What happened to Elizabeth's cousins? To the other characters? I can't believe that a book with so much promise could end so utterly disappointing. Yes, it did solve the mysteries but it just fell flat. The author has created such vivid characters that one would think they would each be given endings befitting their flamboyance. I would have thought that great character development + original plot + sharp dialogue + brilliant author = smashing novel. But I was wrong, glaringly, stupidly wrong. Without giving away a spoiler, I would have thought that the discovery of the bad guy would be more complicated than what happened. It's so disappointing to learn that while guessing whodunit, it turns out, it's not even worth knowing, as this book is hardly worth reading. Flat, flat, flat.Obviously, I am very bitter about the ending, hence the low rating. But bad ending aside, this book is a superb story of maturity, love, wisdom, dysfunctional families, coveted fortunes, and gruesome murders and attempted murders. The author's storytelling is excellent, letting the reader see for him/herself what happens in each chapter, letting the reader feel and not just know, each word's impact in this story. I tried to get past the throng of questions and unresolved issues I had with the ending and the characters, but I just can't. I felt that it ruined the whole book for me. If you can be satisfied with how this turned out, then I admire you. Maybe it's my 'impatient reader' attribute kicking in again.If you're planning to read this book, go ahead. As I say over and over again, preference is relative. What may be dull and flat for me may be the most exciting for another person. After all, I have seen a number of good reviews on this book, I just can't be swayed by other people's opinion. Maybe I'm just a stubborn ox.
nawapak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book revolves around the usual ¿business conspiracy¿ involving an international Pharmaceutical company, desperate money-hungry family members and one big rule ¿the shares and stock must be kept only in the family- This story has smartly unravels the stories behind the scene of each family member and sews it into one big cloth of suspense with young Elisabeth Roffe the daughter of the dead head of company, weaving everything in place.I think this book was very exciting and thriller as even at the end of the story I found the ¿bad guy¿ quite unexpected as Sidney Sheldon did a great job in hiding any additional hints that would lead to the culprit. Overall, it was a great story especially for those whom enjoy a story where the woman is the main character.I would want to recommend this book to girls at the age of 14 and up as it is quite inspirational for women to be in power but the story line is yet quite complex for children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read Bloodline in 1977. I remember when I finished reading it, I had a headache because I couldn't read it fast enough. That was all I remembered since 38 years have passed. I decided to read it again and was not disappointed. It was just as good the second time around.
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WyWy1 More than 1 year ago
I liked the back drop of the story. It showed how a family business can change from generation to generation. What was loved and valued by the one who worked hard to obtain it. Is taken for granted and not valued by those who it is freely given. It also felt like the author threw in too many distubed characters, many of which did nothing for the story just wasted pages. Then it seemed that the number of pages quota was met and there was a mad dash to end the story Wy
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MsTiptress More than 1 year ago
Another amazing read by Sheldon. Just fantastic. I could not put it down. He put the right amount of characters and their so demanding personalities smack in the middle of mayhem. It kept me guessing all along.This is again an absolutely thrill seeking, keep you guessing on your toes type of drama you just get stuck in. Loved it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago, and I'm going to read it again soon. I loved this book. It was recommended by friends. Thanks friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is so good. I recommend this book to anyone who's looking for a good book because this a good book . All of Sheldon books that I read are exciting and will keep you guessing enjoy I know you will