New York Times bestselling author Tilly Bagshawe, continuing the enduring legacy of #1 bestselling suspense author Sidney Sheldon, is back with a new tale of glamour, suspense, and unexpected twists in Sidney Sheldon’s The Silent Widow.
A young American au pair, Charlotte Clancy, vanishes without a trace in Mexico City. The case is left cold, but its legacy will be devastating.
A decade later, LA is shaken by a spate of violent murders. Psychologist Nikki Roberts is the common link between the victims, her patients at the heart of this treacherous web. When someone makes an attempt on Nikki’s life, it’s clear she is a marked woman.
Nikki makes a living out of reading people, drawing out their secrets, but the key to this shocking pattern eludes her. With the police at a dead end Nikki drafts in Derek Williams, a PI who isn’t afraid to put his hand into the hornet’s nest. Williams was thwarted in the notorious Charlotte Clancy case all those years ago, but what he unearths in LA—and the mention of one name in particular—leaves him cold, and takes him on a dangerous path into the past.
A shadowy manipulator has brought his deadly game to the streets of LA. In a crime spanning generations, it seems Nikki Roberts knows all too much—and a ruthless killer knows the price of her silence.
In this crooked city, where enemies and friends are one and the same, Nikki must be the master of her own escape...
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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. His long line of bestsellers includes The Other Side of Midnight and Master of the Game. 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 the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, including six books in the Sidney Sheldon series. She lives in Los Angeles and London with her husband and four children.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first Sidney Sheldon Book I have read by Tilly Bagshawe. It is a suspenseful thriller and there were a few surprises. However it did not read as quickly as a Sheldon book. There were far too many characters and it dragged on too long. The main character does not have a lot of rooting value and she does manage to put herself in danger needlessly. I liked some of the supporting characters better. It does make a good beach read.
The Silent Widow delivers on suspense and mystery. From page one this story was a pleasant surprise, the writing draws the reader in and keeps you guessing until the end. Lately the mysteries I have chosen have been letting me down but not this book. The cast of characters provides an endless buffet of the creepy and despicable bad guys that could be the culprit. The story twists and turns and the whodunit is not totally unexpected but it definitely takes some doing to get there. The main character is cool in a flawed and believable way. Overall, this book is an excellent read that you do not want life to interrupt (even though that seems to happen way too much). Tilly Bagshawe is a new to me author that I will be looking for lots more of. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
First time reading this author and would probably read more of her works. The book was interesting with lots of twists and turns but it took a very long time developing the plot and characters. All of the characters did not seem to be fully developed. The relationships were not tightly woven and the developing romance just suddenly happened. The ending chapters seemed rushed and incomplete. I must confess I could not bring myself to fully read the detailed police reports, as a synopsis of findings was all that was required. Overall, it was a good read despite being disjointed in places. Thanks to the author and publishers for an ARC of the book. It is obvious a great deal of research went into its production. I received this book as a complimentary copy for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
ANY book that has Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe as authors is superb! I have read all of their books and can tell you that this one will not disappoint! In LA, Dr. Nikki Roberts contemplates suicide. She remembers those who she let down, loved and could have loved. Her life is at an impasse. The story goes back in time to a year ago when she and Doug had a wonderful marriage... Nikki becomes embroiled in murders - and at one point even fears for her own life. The police have been unable to determine who murdered two of her patients . So, Nikki hires a PI and then things get stirred up fast! A brilliant suspense thriller that I highly recommend!!! Action and emotions galore. A definite MUST READ!!! Many thanks to both the Publisher and NetGalley for a heck of a ride!