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Publisher's Summary

It was his first big murder case - and one of the bloodiest and most violent crimes LAPD detective Danny McGuire would ever encounter. Andrew Jakes, an elderly multimillionaire art dealer, had been brutally murdered in his Hollywood home, his lifeless body tied to his naked young wife. Raped and beaten, the lovely Angela Jakes had barely survived the attack herself. Gazing into her deep, soulful eyes, Danny swore that he'd find the psychopath behind this barbarous act. But the investigation didn't turn up a single solid lead, and within days of Angela's release from the hospital, the stunning young widow - Danny's only witness - had vanished.

For ten years Danny McGuire could not forget the sweet face of Angela Jakes and the terrible crime that had shattered her life; his obsession with her nearly cost him his sanity. Now in France, thousands of miles from the past - with a new life, a new job with Interpol, and a ravishing new wife - he's happier than he's ever been... until he meets Andrew Jakes's estranged son, Matt Daley.

Curious about his father's murder, Matt has been digging into the cold case—and made some shocking discoveries. Three killings nearly identical to his father's have taken place across the globe. The victims were elderly, newlywed millionaires, their young wives assaulted. And in each case the widow, the sole beneficiary of the will, donated her newfound wealth to children's charities and then vanished. Could it be true? Had the Jakes killer struck again? If so, Danny knows he must tread carefully or risk losing everything for good.

The evidence points to a single killer - a brilliant and ruthless criminal who travels across the globe under a string of assumed identities, cleverly keeping one step ahead of the law. Joining forces, Danny and Matt pursue this intriguing shadow from Los Angeles to London, New York to Italy and the French Riviera, in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse filled with promising leads and frustrating dead ends. When another murder fitting the profile occurs, Matt heads to Hong Kong, hoping to get answers from the latest widow, Lisa Baring, and perhaps uncover the hard evidence they need.

But Matt becomes besotted with the irresistible beauty, nearly derailing the investigation, and Danny wonders whether Lisa is truly a victim or something more sinister. When a break in the case sends Danny to Mumbai, he knows he must act quickly, for the clever killer is poised to strike again.

A fast-paced story full of mystery, glamour, excitement, and spectacular twists that build to a stunning ending, Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark is quintessential Sheldon from first page to last.

©2012 Sheldon Family Limited Partnership, successor to the rights and interests of Sidney Sheldon (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Good pass time listen

An average book as far as the story goes. Narration was good. Overall only read, buy this if you don't find anything else interesting at the moment.

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Average storyline

We know the story right from the 3rd or 4th chapter. But the narration is really brilliant.

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Loved it !

The story was so gripping, kept me engrossed all the time. I loved the way mystery was finally unraveled and how Danny could figure out the killer. This is a must read. Kinda reminded me of the serial Crime Patrol.

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Always amazing

Before listening here I already read this 3 times never feel bored while reading and now when I was listening it I can feel my self in the story.

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Loved it?

First time reader of Sidney Sheldon, like the story telling & the suspense which made me complete the book within 2 days🙂👍

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Absolutely Gripping!!

Being a Sidney Sheldon fan I thoroughly enjoyed this narration. You can guess some of the twists but that does not make the novel less enjoyable.

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If you are fan of sidney??

If you are fan of sidney then you can predict reveal from a mile. Still good writing.

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Typical Crime Thriller

Such crime thrillers keep you glued to the book and this too did. Nothing exceptional, expected twists and turns and a predictable criminal at work. But the strongest feature was Michael Kramer - the narrator. He was the finest, most versatile and the best narrator I have heard since I switched on to Audiobooks. Overall, it was an okay book.

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simply breathtaking.One of best works of Sheldon

interesting plotting..must listen to this..must read too..each chapter has its own significance. can stop until finished it..

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Another must listen from Sidney Sheldon

The length bothered me initially when I started. The trick with SS is to stay put, and the plot eventually starts getting more interesting with each chapter. Had such fun listening. The audio performance is par excellence.

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  • Rosie
  • 21-02-13

MY HEART WAS POUNDING HARD!!!!

I didn't want it to end.....it was a suspense, thriller, if I had any nails before I started reading this book, I must of bit them all off! I really loved this book. WOW!!

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  • Norwegian kebler
  • 04-11-12

A great book with a surprising ending

Where does Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved this one. Part Jackie Collins, part mystery, part just plain old fun!

Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

Michael Kramer did a great job on all the characters. Sometimes the accents were a little hookey, but still good.

Any additional comments?

I will be listning to this book again - soon!

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  • Judy
  • 07-06-12

Very Entertaining

The beginning was a little confusing to me till it all tied together, then this is a can't put down listen. Narrator was excellent as well. It was one of those reads where you can't wait to find out how it turns out and I must say it was pretty far fetched but entertaining none the less. Now if somebody could explain the end to me I would love that, Who is Carlo Hernandez. So if you listen and get something I missed. Let me know.

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  • Sofiya
  • 18-06-12

Rather mediocre

Would you try another book from Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe and/or Michael Kramer?

Maybe, but Sidney Sheldon alone is much better.

If you’ve listened to books by Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe before, how does this one compare?

I have listened the "Mistress of the game." This one is on the same level, but far below "The Master of the Game", Sydney Shelodn's classics!

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Kramer’s performances?

Not really.

Did Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark inspire you to do anything?

Definitely not.

Any additional comments?

It would be nice to have more Sidney Sheldon's books on the site. There are so many exciting stories.

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  • Zoi
  • 06-12-21

disappointed

struggle to finish it. was not his usual level of writing. however, I would recommend it.

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  • Leslie Perry
  • 19-08-21

Long and too many characters

This was a story I was waiting to finish. It was too long and too many characters to remember and keep up with. The ending was confusing because the character that was mentioned I couldn’t remember who it was since I’m guessing it was mentioned way in the beginning. The story did have some shocking twists but just too long and slow.

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  • Judith McDaniel
  • 06-07-21

Suspense Down to the End

The narrator kept me going. there were times when I didn't think I'd make it to the end but the way he kept the characters interesting made me want to find out more.

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  • ewock
  • 19-05-21

Fantasy and length a challenge

There are many kinds of beautiful people and a variety of personal tastes. This novel wants the reader to accept that one woman is unsurpassed in the world and cannot be resisted despite a ten year passage of time and several plastic surgeries. Very long and the psychological premises a bit far fetched. However the writer uses words well to describe places and emotions, and I really liked the ending. Not a bad read if you are not put off by the length.

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  • dmalaise
  • 21-11-20

I loved this book!

I loved the intricate twists and turns, and the way everything came together towards the end.

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  • Cliente Kindle
  • 01-07-19

Bad history.

The narrator was good, but I didn't like the conduction of the history. Too much adjectives to the characters.

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  • maureen mulholland
  • 02-08-15

Brilliant

Where does Sidney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best, first time listening to a tilly bagshawe book, it was great.

What did you like best about this story?

the suspense

Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favourite?

Lisa

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

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None

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  • John
  • 13-04-13

Angel of the Dark

In an effort to retain the listener's interest, the story had many facets, which helped to maintain momentum. However, it became too convoluted, which somewhat detracted from a coherent tale.

All in all, a good listen.

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  • Maitreyee
  • 23-12-12

a good read

The story is full of mystery and excitement..It contains perfect twists which increases our excitement to read next chapter. It keeps us to go on with the next chapters. At the end everything is revealed and the ending becomes more interesting..

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  • Hakeem Suleiman
  • 10-04-22

Frustrating ending

I was really frustrated with the ending and would have preferred if the story stopped a couple of chapters beforehand. The narrator did a good job voicing the characters but a lot of the female voices tended to sound the same

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  • Danna
  • 23-03-22

Awfull, tedious just bad

A terribly long winded book with a far fetched ridiculous story. Boring from start to finish, Thought it would never end. Disappointed even more to realize it wasn't written by Sidney Sheldon but rather in the style of SS. Bit of a con.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-05-20

Another Great Sidney Sheldon Book...!!

I've read a number of Tilly Bagshawe Sidney Sheldon books and whilst the plot is always relatively guessable, it's still really well written. Narration was good also, however some of the accents maybe need a bit of work, like the London and Australian ones, but those parts were only small, so didn't impact much... Great read/listen...

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  • Muniraj.R
  • 13-07-18

loved it.!!!! beautiful read....!!enjoyed it toend

awesome
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enjoyed it to the every end ...
beautiful narrated
the characterist voice was brilliant

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  • Rod
  • 17-07-21

Tilly is no Sidney

I enjoyed reading Sidney Sheldon’s books on vacation. Easy to read and very entertaining. However this story is unworthy of his name. So many hours wasted hoping things might get better but sadly it was no more than tedious endurance test. The plot was implausible and the characters mostly uninteresting. Hardly more than cheap cliches threaded together to fill the vacuum of time and space it occupies.
Very disappointed with this story.

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  • Patrick
  • 14-06-20

Poor characters

This is a great first time crime mystery for a teenager or anyone new to the genre. Anyone with any emotional intelligence regarding relationships may want to give this a pass to avoid a cringy story. It essentially revolves around a theme of men simping for a girl harder than an incel on onlyfans. A lot of the major conflicts can be avoided by these men moving on with their lives, but alas. It’s a bit frustrating to see a main character suffer so much over a lesson everyone learns on their first high school breakup.

Michael Kramer however, does a wonderful job narrating, with a good range of accents and even a decent female voice all things given.

Your mileage may vary but this book is incredibly cheesy. I don’t recommend to anyone who enjoys good fiction.