She had read about stalkers, but they belonged in a different, faraway world. She had no idea who it could be, who would want to harm her. She was trying desperately not to panic, but lately her sleep had been filled with nightmares, and she had awakened each morning with a feeling of impending doom.
Thus begins Sidney Sheldon's chilling new novel, Tell Me Your Dreams. Three beautiful young women are suspected of committing a series of brutal murders. The police make an arrest that leads to one of the most bizarre murder trials of the century. Based on actual events, Sheldon's novel races from London to Rome to the city of Quebec to San Francisco, with a climax that will leave the reader stunned.
Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007) was an American writer who won awards in three careers—a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist.
His TV works spanned a twenty-year period during which he created I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), Hart to Hart (1979-84), and The Patty Duke Show (1963-66), but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980) that he became most famous.
I'd say that this is sheldon's best book. Among all of his books, this was the one that could drop my jaw down..haaa. I remembered reading this book during my grammar class, since i could not put it down even for a single second.In the end i was kicked out of the class because unconsciously i was gasping very loudly. Sheldon really put the story in a stunning and excellent way. The plot, starting from the beginning,the climax, till the end was really well written. You would never have guessed that it would end that way...
This was my second Sidney Sheldon novel. I was in high school back then. A friend had an edition which included two novels - Nothing Lasts Forever and this one. I had heard a lot about Sheldon's novel and borrowed the book.
Nothing Lasts Forever did not make much of an impression but Tell Me Your Dreams was the real deal. I was hooked on from the very beginning and became a fan of the author. I agree that this book is not a great piece of piece of literature. But, it is a very entertaining potboiler indeed.
Now let's come to the story. There is serial killer out there! Men are just not being murdered but their bodies are horribly mutilated. The killer operates across countries.
Then there are three very attractive young women with different natures and nationalities. They are somehow in the middle of all these.
The book is chilling - I loved the atmosphere of suspense and tension. All the trademark ingredients of Sidney Sheldon novels such as sex, deception, betrayal, dark secrets, ulterior motives, greed, opportunism have been skilfully used. I enjoyed how the author portrayed the dark psyche of human beings. If there are perverts hiding behind a facade of respectability then there are some very decent people as well.
The mystery, the suspense, the tension - all these make the novel a very engrossing read. The author has thrown about a few clues here and there.
It is a psychological thriller. Nowadays readers can very easily connect the dots - the theme has been used a thousand times in novels, TV serials and movies. But, back then - when the story was published, I am sure quite a few readers were stumped.
The added bonus for me was the trial. I enjoyed the way the defense counsel fought to win against a deluge of negative public opinion, ignorance and even a hostile judge.
The ending makes the book even more chilling and terrifying.
The book had introduced me to not only the psychological thriller genre but made me aware of a condition as well. I had come across the said condition somewhere prior to reading this book the first time but couldn't place it in the story. Years later I purchased the book as I wanted it in my collection.
For me re-reading the book for a buddy read was a great pleasure.
Even if you can see through the mystery - I would still say that the story can keep you turning the pages. If you like thrillers and do not mind sex & gore -then you might enjoy the book.
"Iar ea își aminti durerea așteptării disperate a lui Jim din gară, cum crezuse în cuvintele lui, având încredere în el. Se răzgândise și nu fusese suficient de bărbat să vină și să-i spună asta. În schimb, o lăsase să aștepte într-o gară, singură." "-Ai avut mare noroc. Dar, asta e, unii au noroc, unii nu. De multe ori, Dumnezeu se joacă cu destinele noastre, nu?"
Svakom prevodiocu je zadovoljstvo i čast da dobije priliku da prevodi autora koga voli i čije je sve knjige pročitao... :) Prošlo je 15 godina od prvog objavljivanja ovog prevoda... I knjiga je doživela da je objavi i treći izdavač... Prvo izdanje bilo je Narodne knjige, drugo Alnarija, a najnovije, ovogodišnje Vulkana... a verovatno će ove godine osvanuti i prvo crnogorsko izdanje... :) ali u pitanju je u svim slučajevima isti prevod... :)
Tell Me Your Dreams. Sidney Sheldon Tell Me Your Dreams, is a 1998 novel, by American writer Sidney Sheldon. The main characters of the book are Ashley Patterson, an introverted workaholic, her co-workers, Toni Prescott, an outgoing singer and dancer, and shy artist Alette Peters and Ashley's father, Dr. Steven Patterson. The three women do not get along very well, because of their dissimilar natures. Toni and Alette generally maintain a friendship, with Alette a calming influence, but Toni dislikes Ashley and criticizes her harshly. All three have issues with their mothers having told them they'd never amount to anything. Ashley fears that somebody is following her. She finds her house lights turned on when she returns from work, her personal effects in disarray, and someone has written "You will die" on her mirror with a lipstick. She thinks someone's broken into her house. She requests a police escort, but the next morning, the police officer assigned to this duty is found dead in her apartment. Two other murders have already taken place, with an identical pattern. All the murdered men had been castrated and were having sex before being murdered. Evidence points to the same woman being involved in all three cases. When a gift from one of the murdered men to Toni is found among Ashley's things, she is identified as the killer and arrested. ... عنوانها: رویاهایت را به من بگو؛ از رویاهایت برایم بگو؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و نهم ماه ژوئن سال 2002 میلادی عنوان: رویاهایت را به من بگو؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: شهناز مجیدی (حمزه لو)؛ تهران، ابجد: هزار آفتاب، 1378، در 312 ص؛ شابک: 9646417132؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، شادان، 1379، در 312 ص؛ شابک: 9646240470؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20 م عنوان: رویاهایت را به من بگو؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: محمد شرفی؛ تهران، لیوسا، 1378؛ در 469 ص؛ شابک: 9646104320؛ چاپ سوم 1379؛ چاپ چهارم 1383؛ چاپ پنجم 1388؛ شابک: 9789645634078؛ چاپ ششم: 1393؛ عنوان: رویاهایت را به من بگو؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: هادی عادلپور؛ تهران، کوشش، 1380، در در 437 ص؛ شابک: 9646326684؛ چاپ دوم 1383؛ چاپ چهارم 1387؛ عنوان: از رویاهایت برایم بگو؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: میترا معتضد؛ تهران، البرز، 1381؛ در 477 ص؛ شابک: 9644422422؛ چاپ چهارم 1390؛ عنوان: رویاهایت را به من بگو؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: فریده شهبازی؛ تهران، نشر گستر؛ 1390؛ در 286 ص؛ شابک: 9789645544988؛ از رویاهایت برایم بگو (رویاهایت را به من بگو) عنوان رمانی از: «سیدنی شلدون» است. داستان درباره ی دختری ست، که با دو شخصیت جداگانه به جز از خودش نیز زندگی میکند، در حالیکه از وجود آنها آگاهی ندارد. (شب بعد، «تونی» در شبکه اینترنت بود، و از آن زمان به بعد زندگیش تغییر کرد. او دیگر ملول و کسل نبود. اینترنت به قالیچه جادویی پرنده ای تبدیل شد، که او را سوار میکرد، و با خود به همه جای جهان میبرد. هنگامی که از سر کار به خانه برمیگشت، بلافاصله رایانه اش را روشن میکرد و تماس برقرار میکرد، تا فضاهای مختلف گفتگو را که در دسترس بودند، بررسی و جستجو کند. خیلی آسان بود. او به اینترنت راه مییافت، شاسی ای را فشار میداد، و پنجره ای روی صفحه مانیتور رایانه ظاهر میشد، که به دو قسمت بالا و پایینی تقسیم شده بود. «تونی» ماشین میکرد: «سلام، کسی آنجاست؟» بر روی قسمت پایینی صفحه، این کلمات ظاهر میشد: «هی، من اینجام. منتظرت هستم.» «تونی» آماده بود تا با مردم جهان دیدار کند.). ا. شربیانی
Even though i have not read much of Sidney Sheldon's books, this has got to be worst of the lot!
For starters, the novella primarily centers around a simplistic workaholic called Ashley Patterson who suffers from multiple personality disorder. Gradually, we learn about other twists to character, which moves the story forward. (if you could be kind and forgiving enough to categorize them as twists that is).
However, the reason why I hated the book was because really how dumb does the author expect us to be? The writing is simplistic, enough so to be actually demeaningly termed as a mediocre chick-lit. Not expected from a world famous author. Second, the different characters are so shallow and so poorly fleshed out that you actually feel like whether you're reading a last moment class assignment, or an actual published work. Maybe if you have not read works like Stieg Larsson's The Millennium Trilogy, then you might empathize with the protagonist, or gush about how great it is.
I guess it was a feat in itself for me to complete the book.
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This is another masterpiece of Sheldon. This book is full of psychological brain game. Sheldon described the alters with very good tricky ideas. I should use my imagination as good as my logic mind to find out what the issues really were. I still couldn't find another fiction book which tells Multiple Personality Disorder as clear as Sheldon's "Tell Me Your Dreams". It even helped to understand MPD when I took psychology in university! ;p
I own this book for myself, Indonesian version, and had read it for maybe 20 times. I read the English version once and it was even better for me.
I read this book when I was 14/15 years old and it mentally scarred me so much that I am still scared to read crime/thrillers. The mystery part of the book is good but the reason why I was 'scarred' was that Also the cover of the paperback was pretty scary. It might not look that scary on screen but it was creepy on paper. I was even scared of the whole physical book and I kinda stopped talking to people. Anyway, my mother banned me from reading creepy books after that.
First off, I really don't know how to start, I didn't write a review right away 'cause I was speechless. This is another book you simply cannot put down (even for just a little bit). Anyway, I'll start with the usual. :> Tell Me Your Dreams is a 1998 psychological thriller by the well-known American author, Sidney Sheldon.
The mystery in this novel lies within a woman named Ashley Patterson and her past. It’s better to say less about the story. I might spoil it too much and you wouldn't like it. teehee:p
Moreover, the whole story comprises of attention-grabbing characters with different professions/jobs like painters, jewelry shop owners, introverts, computer technicians, psychos, cops, detectives, lawyers, and doctors, but it does not dwell on police procedures very well. It is set in California and touches in Quebec, London and Rome. Despite all the differences of the characters mentioned above; this is still a simple, easy, and an unforgettable read. I would suggest that you better hang on to your seat guys!
In the end, I wanted to spoil a little excerpt… “There could have been a terrible ending for her (Ashley Patterson), but this was the happy ending she had prayed for.I'm on my way at last. And as the train headed toward the Hamptons, she began to sing softly.”
READ IT NOW PEOPLE. Enough said. :)
Oh, btw, this song now creeps the hell out of me after I have read this book. Sing with me people! -_-
"Half a pound of tuppenny rice, Half a pound of treacle. That’s the way the money goes, Pop goes the weasel.
Up and down the City road, In and out the Eagle, That’s the way the money goes, Pop goes the weasel.
Every night when I go out the monkey’s on the table. Take a stick and knock it off Pop goes the weasel.
A penny for a ball of thread Another for a needle, That’s the way the money goes, pop goes the weasel.
All around the cobblers bench the monkey chased the people; The donkey thought ’twas all in fun, pop goes the weasel.
The novel opens introducing us to the heroine, Ashley Patterson. Although she cannot prove it, she feels and believes that she is being stalked by someone with murderous intentions. She comes home from work (in Silicon Valley) one day to find that all the lights in her apartment have been turned on. Another day she sees that her lingerie drawer has been ransacked.
In the next two chapters, we are introduced to Toni Prescott and Alette Peters who work at the same company with Ashley. Toni is six years younger than Ashley, born in England, she is a bit of a wild child with serious maternal issues. She is a wonderful singer, but her inner thoughts keep flashing back to her mother telling her she was no good and would never amount to anything. Toni likes to dress provocatively and go club hopping on the weekends. She despises Ashley because Ashley is everything she herself isn't. Alette is eight years younger than Ashley. Born in Rome, she is a soft spoken, sweet artist who also has maternal issues. Though people around her keep telling her that she is an extraordinarily talented painter, she keeps hearing her mother tell her the contrary.
Though she currently has a very close relationship with her father, Ashley is haunted by the memory of her father forcing her to leave her High School sweetheart, Jim. She had planned to run away and be married to Jim, but he never showed up at the train station. When Ashley attends her ten year reunion, she learns that Jim was viciously murdered and castrated the morning they were supposed to meet. She is stunned and immediately suspects her father. When a man at work who has been bothering her meets the same fate after she complains to her father about him, Ashley is convinced that her father is behind these murders.
On a business trip to Canada, Toni meets her Internet boyfriend for the first time. He presents her with a beautiful emerald ring and is then murdered and castrated. Alette’s artist boyfriend back home in California is also killed in this same fashion. Upon returning home, Ashley finds on her bathroom mirror the message You will die. The deputy assigned to protect her is found the next morning in the alley, dead and castrated. When the emerald ring given to Toni is found in Ashley's jewelry box and her fingerprints and DNA at each murder scene, she is arrested.
At this point, we are a little less than half way through the book. If you haven't guessed from the review (I had already guessed from the novel), Ashley suffers from MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder). Toni and Alette are both alters which had been created by a traumatic experience (when Ashley was six and eight years old).
From this point backward, the novel had been gripping and enticing. I couldn't put it down. After this, I was thoroughly disappointed. Ashley's father persuades a criminal lawyer turned corporate lawyer, David Singer to return a favor and represent Ashley. The second half of the novel deals with the trial, the fighting psychiatrists: (Multiple Personality Disorder is a real disorder, Multiple Personality Disorder isn't a real disorder), and Ashley's treatment and introduction to her two alters in a state asylum. The most interesting part of this section was learning the horrific event that caused her fragile psyche to shatter as it did.
This novel was written in the third person, with insight into the minds of Ashley, Toni and Alette. The focus on MPD was interesting, but slow paced. It was frightening how someone can commit brutal murders, be released to an asylum for treatment and then released upon being deemed "cured".
I could tell that I was reading a Sidney Sheldon novel, but I missed the adventure, the world travels, the intrigue and thrilling plot twists to which I've become accustomed.
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“A penny for a spool of thread, A penny for a needle. That’s the way the money goes, Pop! goes the weasel.”
সিডনি শেল্ডনের লেখা আমার পড়া দ্বিতীয় বই এইটা। লেখক এর লেখা নিয়ে কথা বলার ধৃষ্টতা দেখাবো না। তবে গল্প টা ছিল অসাধারণ। যেমন প্লট, তেমন এক্সিকিউশন! স্টোরি বিল্ডিং, ক্যারেক্টার ডেভলপমেন্ট ছিল ঠিক যতটুকু প্রয়োজন।
This is what happens when you have a brilliant idea but you’re simply a shitty writer. There was no suspense, no plot twist and I really wanted the story to end quickly so I could read my other “precious” books. Second part felt like an alter of John’s Grisham A time to kill… or The firm…..or his other not so cool law-based books. Lately I’ve seen this Korean drama based on lawyers and prosecutors; I hear your voice. And the way their attorneys defended the supposed victims was goose-bumpy (?) and heart-wrenching manipulative. David sucked…no he super-sucked. If I ever kill my professors or steal books I’d better sit on the electric chair than have him as my advocate. But obviously the main subject of the book was the MPD Sidney so charmingly wrote about. Yup, sarcasm there. The third part somehow made me give this book another star. But if Prof Nardi hears this kind of fucked up therapy used for curing alter egos, I surely won’t pass my pharmacology exam. And somebody should teach the translator how number is spelled. Numer – Numur. Thank you!
i've read this book when i was a freshman in highschool. all my peers talk about this like it's the best book ever. and back then, i though it was too. but after a few years, i can't help but frown all throughout re-reading this book.
the circumstances that was chosen by the author to set and deliver the "twists" of the story were HORRIBLE. really? a character who only meets sexual abusers??? are you serious? THE PLOT WAS SO FORCED. it almost sounds juvenile. and the development of the characters were so inconsistent. like the police officer that she killed. he was so in love with his wife. that was the initial establishment of the character, then all of a sudden he ends up forcing ashley to have sex??? another one is the judge. she was so mean to David all throughout the trial she made it sure not to give him even the tiniest bit of sympathy. Then after the verdict came down, she gave him ten minutes to present a new evidence?? WTH???
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I have to confess that I'm really not a fan of Sidney Sheldon's works. The thing he writes isn't just my cup of tea. But I can honestly say that I really like Tell Me Your Dreams. That's because there's a touch of psychology in here.
Psychology's holy grail plus murder equals a masterpiece! I can say that Sidney Sheldon is a good writer because of this book.
I remember being amazed of how Sidney Sheldon narrated this novel. Where everything at first is confusing and gradually it all becomes clear until the very end. (Oh, it's also a book about healing...) Unlike what has happened in Doomsday Conspiracy, where everything in the end is just - bleh (sorry for the lack of a better term).
Anyway, as an end note, I just want to you to imagine me whistling the tune of Pop goes the weasel! :))
Pop goes the weasel. _______________________________________________________
Want to be seriously creeped out? Read this book. Sheldon's version of a horror..it is of coarse superb..I give it 3.5 stars because it is so creepy and because some of the way certain abuse is dealt with was awful and cringe worthy. And SOMEONE who should be, is never punished. That bothered me.
But it is a creeper of a book to be sure. And trust me. You will never look at "Pop goes the weasel" the same way.
People normally have their problem which nobody know about. The concerns is that how to overcome their problem and create a new life and build a positive mind. Sometimes, people eager to find a doctor to explain their concerns and to have a solution. Unfortunately, it is the shame action to have a mental theraphy in the hospital. I think that this circumstance should be changed for people to feel free to find a counseller. Especially, current modern society make people frustrated in a various condition. For example, teenagers are received big pressure from high competitive relationship in shcool. Many people are hardly to listen to the positive message form media and journal.
This is the important time for people to make a better life. Committing a suitcide, people lost their dream and hopeness from people. Always listen to the negative message from relationship and think of the awful image from the violent movie. We need to take a consideration of our mental health and of our weak strain from the society.
A savage killer whose modus operandi sends a chill down men's spines: viciously stabbing the men to death, and then cruelly slashing off their private part! Apparently a demon straight from hell; yet the truth might be unbelievable. The killer, a woman is charming, courteous, amiable, peace loving. The epitome of a most desirable young woman. And for good measure, her father is a world renowned doctor, who will pull out all the stops for her. And our heroine here is not even aware that she has killed 3...ah, 4...5...men in a most heinous manner. Confused? So should one be. That is Sidney Sheldon for you. This is a chilling story, confusing and unpalatable in many parts. Inevitably, Ashley's world falls apart, resulting in a celebrated trial - with the horrified world focused on the goings-on in the court. Is Ashley a cold blooded killer, or is she innocent? Forensic evidence shows that she is as guilty as hell. Yet...
اشلی در کودکی دچار آزار جنسی شده و به همین دلیل دچار مشک�� چند شخصیتی میشه. شخصیت های سه گانه ی اون علایق و اخلاقیات متفاوت دارن. اما شخص اصلی از وجود شخصیت های تغییریافته ش و حتی اتفاق ناگواری که در کودکی براش اتفاق افتاده بی اطلاعه. هر وقت در مقابل دست درازی مردی قرار میگیره، اون رو به طرز وحشیانه ای میکشه.
کتاب معمایی نیست و فقط جناییه. قاتل از ابتدا مشخصه. کتاب روند دادگاه و اثبات جنون و درمان بیماری اشلی رو دنبال می کنه. روان شناسان زیادی به چندشخصیتی باور ندارن و اونو دلیل موجهی برای اثبات بی گناهی مجرم نمیدونن. من متخصص نیستم ولی کسی که به خاطر جنون به طرز وحشیانه ای دیگران رو سلاخی کنه، شاید مجرم نباشه اما هیچ وقت نمیشه آزادش گذاشت.
I was quite familiar with Sidney Sheldon's novels since I was in the junior high school. By familiar, I mean I've been knowing his famous name with dozens of bestseller book yet didn't have any interest to even try to read some of his books. Not until my husband eagerly introduced it to me and showed me how he'd been impressed by the Sheldon's novels.
So at first, I tried to please him by reading one of the Sheldon's novel he had recommended me, "Tell Me Your Dream". This eventually marks the first novel of Sidney Sheldon I've read. And my impression was beyond what I'd thought before. I thought I was going to get bored reading it. When I went to the first several pages, I felt the plot was too predictable while I undoubtedly admitted that it's very well-written. Though quite predictable in the first chapters, I so much enjoyed the novel until I was addicted and couldn't stop reading it. The story was cleverly maintained, the characters were strongly built, and the end part was quite realistic.
In brief, the story is about a woman who suffers from the Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), a mental disorder results in two or more split identities which then controls the individual's behavior. Because of this syndrome, she has to face a trial for the murders she doesn't commit. The story mentions in detail the trial process, how the defender argues for her, how they struggle for win by assuring the judge, the prosecutor, and more importantly the jury that she is not guilty because of insanity. The novel also narrates how people with MPD is being cured with several therapies and how she has to face her alters, the conflicts inside herself, and how she and her alter egos have to cope with her dark past.
In sum, Sidney Sheldon had brought the novel into something brilliant. And I guess he had done some research before, thus from the novel I could get some valuable information about MPD syndrome and the criminal trial process in the State, though the later perhaps wasn't descripted deeply. So I could say that I was as much impressed as my husband, and feel so much confident to read other novels by Sidney Sheldon. :)
So I read that a 14-year-old girl, EL, was allegedly bullied at MRSM Kuantan. The mother of the victim said that her daughter has been harassed by an unknown person since June 2022. The mother shared a well-documented chronology of bullying in her Facebook post. She revealed that someone kept cutting her school uniform hanging outside to dry, scribbled on the bathroom wall and even wrote her a threatening letter. I saw someone comment on the news, "That reminded me of a Sidney Sheldon novel," and someone else jumped in, "Tell Me Your Dreams, right?"
Naturally, I have to read the book. Thank God for Kindle.
The premise of the book was interesting, but the simplicity of the language was not my taste. However, the author described all the tension in the courtroom very well, and I can also feel the bias of the judge and the frustration of the lawyer. I also hope the book ended differently, where the real monster is caught and punished.
I would say that if I had read this book 20 or 10 years ago, or if I hadn't read a lot of thrillers, I would have preferred this book and would have given it a higher rating.
Oh, about that girl, EL. The police have confirmed that there is no evidence of gangsterism in the reported bullying case at MRSM Kuantan. The mother has since removed the Facebook post. I wish the girl is fine mentally and physically wherever she is. And I hope that her parents will listen to her more and not pressure her too much.
The novel revolves around 3 characters, Ashley who’s a workaholic, Toni who’s wild and love to go to clubs and alette who’s an artist and a painter
These 3 characters work at the same firm, they are different yet the three of them are connected to brutal murders that have been happening recently, even tho they have an alibi and were not present when the crime scene happened, they are still connected.
I do believe that this is the kind of story that you won’t easily forget because it is full of shocking events and plot twists.
Let’s not forget his fucking writing style, it’s always simple yet unique.
With sidney sheldon’s books, I can never find the correct words to write a review about one of his novels.. I will never forget the first novel that iv read by sidney, “the stars shine down” it was a fucking good one, and then I read another 2 novels and I couldn’t believe how this writer can keep his charm in his other novels.. I finished this novel in one day, which only happens with Sidney Sheldon.
I have never read a novel full of plot twists like this one! You will definitely enjoy reading it and you won’t be able to put it down.
Awesome. Doesn't matter which book of Sydney Sheldon you are reading, it will always make you thrilled.
It is the story of a girl named Ashley Patterson, who is suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder yet she is unaware of it. She has two other alters named Toni Prescott and Alette Peters, who know her but she does not know them. Very nice thriller. Go for it 👌
A fiction of a heart surgeon,s daughter named Ashley Peterson and the problem faced by her. Her insecurities and how that changed her life. You may find cliched because the main subject on which story evolve is well explored in recent times in movies and news.but the way Sheldon gives the audience a clearcut picture about multiple personality disorder is what makes this book a great read.
Ashley Patterson is a brainy and gorgeous "computer whiz" with a cushy job at a fast-growing start-up computer graphics company in Silicon Valley. She is lonely, shy, and lives a life that is unfulfilling to her. She is also absolutely convinced that someone is stalking her. Toni Prescott and Alette Peters are both co-workers of Ashley's, however the similarities end there.
Toni is a saucy, British vixen with a penchant for Internet dating and dancing at discotheques. 'La bella Italiana' Alette is an aspiring artist who prefers quiet, dreamy weekends spent in the arms of handsome painters. Reminiscent of high school, Toni and Alette do their best to keep Ashley out of their cool clique, but find it extremely difficult after a string of murders irrevocably binds their lives together. Toni, Alette and Ashley know virtually nothing about each other until all three women are inexplicably linked into a murder investigation that will lead to one of the most bizarre trials of the century.
This book is a work of fiction, but is based on several actual cases. I really enjoyed this book and found it to be an interesting read. I was definitely hooked by the plot and wanted to discover what happened next. The book was laden with such realistic details that I learned plenty of information about certain subjects that I never knew. I give this book an A+! and am eager to read more books by Sidney Sheldon in the future.
I picked up this book cuz I am a BIG HUGE SUPER fan of Sidney Sheldon. If you want a book you can't put down, his is the best shelf in the library. So, obviously, I was expecting nothing less than perfect from the book. And, this novel matched, no, went beyond all the pre-set standards! The story is about a girl with a multiple personality disorder..And she's completely unaware of it. The book goes through three stages: One, the girl, and her multiple conflicting personas, get involved in a horrible serial murder case. The second stage takes you to the journey of the following lawsuit and court proceedings. The third phase focuses on her efforts to overcome her disorder. The best thing about Sheldon's novels is their ability to completely immerse the reader in the ocean of the plot. You smile when the protagonist begins a love story, cry when she has a heartbreak, and laugh the most evil laugh when she takes her revenge. And, it's not just the few main characters, but you feel attached to each sidekick that comes along too, the way you are related to all people in actual life. Do read the book! Crime and mystery lovers, this is one book you'll never regret reading.. even after you read it twice.. or thrice. :)