Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Book Review and Giveaway: Reckless by Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe

I received this book, free of charge,from William Morrow Publishing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.



#1 New York Times bestselling author Sidney Sheldon’s most popular and enduring heroine—Tracy Whitney of If Tomorrow Comes and Sidney Sheldon’s Chasing Tomorrow—finds herself caught in a nefarious and far-reaching scheme involving international terrorism and corruption in this compelling thriller packed with heart-stopping twists and breathtaking action.


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Synopsis:

Once upon a time, Tracy Whitney was one of the best thieves in the business. Then she settled down and had a child-a beautiful, bright, mischievous boy who was the center of her life. Tracy planned to spend the rest of her days quietly, living anonymously deep in the stunning Colorado mountains, devoted to raising her son. But tragedy forces her to face her greatest nightmare. Now, with nothing left to protect, this superb con artist, jewel thief, computer wizard, and cat burglar returns to the hunt, more dangerous, ruthless, and reckless than ever.

An addictive tale of espionage, mystery, passion, greed, betrayal, and vengeance that takes you from the beautiful Rocky Mountains to Europe’s oldest and grandest cities, filled with a cast of intriguing characters both new and familiar, Sidney Sheldon’s Reckless is a glamorous thrill ride that will leave you breathless until its shocking end.

Review:

Part of me is not sure about author's picking up characters and writing new stories. Knowing that the character dwelled,  and were created, in the originating author's creative mind, it somehow just seems wrong for someone else to take them. If the author had left the story line, but never finished it, then there seems to me more of a grey area to me, but I still feel uncomfortable reading the book, not knowing if this is really what they author meant.If it is a son or daughter taking up Dad (or Mom's) story, I admit to feeling better, as I know that there is a creative bond there that lends authenticity. Of the Sheldon series, I have to admit to leaning toward the dark side and not feeling totally agreeable with anyone taking on his characters, I lean toward the 'just let it be' mode.

Sheldon's book always seemed like guilt pleasures- made for vacation or traveling on a plane, where you need something to pass the time, and might be something you don't normally read. In that theme, this book fits the bill. It's definitely a beach/vacation read. Tilly picks up where Sheldon left off with Whitney, but I have to admit I never was really impressed with her as a character, so maybe that is why this book wasn't that exciting to me. It's a decent read, just not quite Sidney, if you understand what I mean. It will keep your attention and while away the time, it's just not one you'll be talking about for weeks to come.


About the Authors:

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 SidneySheldon’s Chasing TomorrowSidney Sheldon’s The Tides of MemorySidneySheldon’s Angel of the Dark, Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness, and SidneySheldon’s Mistress of the Game. She lives in LA and London with her husband and children.


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Giveaway:

One reader will win a paperback copy of this book

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