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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sidney Sheldon does it again!
This novel continues the exciting story begun in Sheldon's "The Other Side of Midnight." In that novel, mega-rich Constantin Demiris manipulated the Greek court to have his mistress, Noelle, and her lover, Larry, executed for the murder of Larry's wife. No body was ever found, and in fact, she was alive and well, under the watchful eyes of Demiris.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Best Forgotten
Avid fans of Sidney Sheldon will probably enjoy this book. It is indeed as is noted in the editorial reviews a rough-hewn and crudely carved sequel of "The Other Side of Midnight." Sheldon does not deviate from the routine trashy forumla replete with cliche bedroom scenes and a plethora of ruthless characters.
Set in the late 1940s right after WWII, Catherine, wife...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sidney Sheldon does it again!, 1 Nov 2004
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Kona (Emerald City) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Memories of Midnight (Paperback)
This novel continues the exciting story begun in Sheldon's "The Other Side of Midnight." In that novel, mega-rich Constantin Demiris manipulated the Greek court to have his mistress, Noelle, and her lover, Larry, executed for the murder of Larry's wife. No body was ever found, and in fact, she was alive and well, under the watchful eyes of Demiris.

"Memories of Midnight" begins as amnesiac Catherine starts remembering things...like the fact that her husband was killed for her supposed "murder." This could prove dangerous to Demiris, who sends her to London to work for him. Meanwhile, back in Greece, all the people who know that Catherine is still alive are systematically killed, and, just as Catherine finds a new love, someone is sent to kill her.

This is that rare sequel that is actually better than the wonderful original novel. The plot twists and turns and keeps you on the edge of your seat, as you watch puppetmaster Demiris eliminate all who stand in his way. The ending is so unexpected and so shocking, you will be breathless, and very glad you read "Memories of Midnight."
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1.0 out of 5 stars Best Forgotten, 9 July 2005
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This review is from: Memories of Midnight (Hardcover)
Avid fans of Sidney Sheldon will probably enjoy this book. It is indeed as is noted in the editorial reviews a rough-hewn and crudely carved sequel of "The Other Side of Midnight." Sheldon does not deviate from the routine trashy forumla replete with cliche bedroom scenes and a plethora of ruthless characters.
Set in the late 1940s right after WWII, Catherine, wife of pilot Larry whom readers first encountered in "The Other Side of Midnight" regains her memory. She remembers how cruel Larry was to her and how he jilted her for his mistress, Noelle Page. Indeed, Noelle was the kept mistress of one Constantin Demiris who was written to sound like an ersatz Ari Onasis. Demiris, like a magician can make those in his disfavor disappear. Exit Larry and Noelle in the first installment.
In this book, Catherine, the long-lost heroine is restored to glory and is swept off her feet by a man who is loosely based on the cliche Cavalry men.
A psychiatrist and an eclectic mix of patients are thrown into this story; just how they are directly tied into the main plot has never been addressed. One character who is clearly written as an autistic savant displays some of the more prominent autistic behaviors. He is echolalic; he recites long chains of information and he knows the number and type of vehicles he passes in route to the doctor's office. His activities are solitary and few; he does not voluntarily interact with others. I am really tired of stories like this that portray characters with autism as automaton-like savants with isolated abilities that are far removed from the social world. I think stories like this do a grave disservice to those with autism and for others who come across autistic characters because it is just perpetuating a stereotype.
This book does not really contain much of a mystery. It's just ruthless people getting even with each other. Even good old Demiris' wife Melina enters this story after having been relegated to shadow figure status in the original. Same old fare.
An attorney who was directly involved in a trial engineered by Demiris re-enters the picture. Some fancy manuevering, and he runs away with the show. Literally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good second time round, 3 Aug 2014
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Laura C (Surrey, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Memories of Midnight (Kindle Edition)
I read most of Sidney Sheldon's books when they first came out in paperback in the 70s/80s and loved them all, some slightly more than others, but they are all worthy of four or five stars. They are certainly not chick lit, but they all seem to have a mix of horrible and brutal villains, gutsy females, a dollop of romance and an underlying element of menace. Yes, they may be a little like typical TV drama material, but Sidney could certainly tell a good story. This book is no exception, being the sequel to The Other Side of Midnight, based mainly in Greece and London. Sidney gives a teasing taste at the beginning of the book as to how the story is going to unfold, and then it's a cat and mouse chase throughout the book with the inevitable twist in the tail. I did find the eventual twist a little unbelievable (but won't give anything away), but I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and can't wait to download the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Synopsis from rear cover, 18 Jan 2010
This review is from: Memories of Midnight (Paperback)
Constantin Demiris. Billionaire, art lover, womanizer... and killer. To Noelle, the woman who betrayed him, and Larry, the man who stole her, Demiris brought a chilling retribution. But Demiris' terrible revenge is far from complete...

Ioannina, Greece. In the seclusion of a remote convent a young woman emerges from the trauma of memory loss...

Catherine Alexander. Larry's widow, sees Demiris as a benefactor, the man who restores her faith in the future. How can she know the fate he has in store, or that her life is bound up with otheer victims of his mighty ego?

From the exotic shores of the Mediterranean to post-war london, Memories of Midnight is a passionate, unforgettable story of an innocent woman's fight against a terrifying destiny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of Midnight, 27 Jun 2014
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Great book could not. Put it down read it in 2days a must buy full marks. It is a twist at the end like all of his books you must read it .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book, 30 Dec 2013
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B. H. Tennant "HEG" (Leeds ENGLAND) - See all my reviews
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Have read this book before and was not disappointed to read it again. Shame though that this author not written any more for quite a while. Have read all his older ones
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sidney, 9 May 2013
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Great novel read before so I've got rid of my books and slowly getting on my kindle to reread thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - suspenseful and typical Sheldon., 28 April 2013
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Wonderful read. I couldn't put it down. Thoroughly enjoyable. As usual Sheldon does not let his reader down. Great bit of escapism.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awfully Disappointing, 20 Aug 2014
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Milking the success of it's predecessor "The Other Side of Midnight" this book is a reason never to write a sequel. I even doubted that the titular author wrote this!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Best Forgotten, 9 July 2005
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Avid fans of Sidney Sheldon will probably enjoy this book. It is indeed as is noted in the editorial reviews a rough-hewn and crudely carved sequel of "The Other Side of Midnight." Sheldon does not deviate from the routine trashy forumla replete with cliche bedroom scenes and a plethora of ruthless characters.
Set in the late 1940s right after WWII, Catherine, wife of pilot Larry whom readers first encountered in "The Other Side of Midnight" regains her memory. She remembers how cruel Larry was to her and how he jilted her for his mistress, Noelle Page. Indeed, Noelle was the kept mistress of one Constantin Demiris who was written to sound like an ersatz Ari Onasis. Demiris, like a magician can make those in his disfavor disappear. Exit Larry and Noelle in the first installment.
In this book, Catherine, the long-lost heroine is restored to glory and is swept off her feet by a man who is loosely based on the cliche Cavalry men.
A psychiatrist and an eclectic mix of patients are thrown into this story; just how they are directly tied into the main plot has never been addressed. One character who is clearly written as an autistic savant displays some of the more prominent autistic behaviors. He is echolalic; he recites long chains of information and he knows the number and type of vehicles he passes in route to the doctor's office. His activities are solitary and few; he does not voluntarily interact with others. I am really tired of stories like this that portray characters with autism as automaton-like savants with isolated abilities that are far removed from the social world. I think stories like this do a grave disservice to those with autism and for others who come across autistic characters because it is just perpetuating a stereotype.
This book does not really contain much of a mystery. It's just ruthless people getting even with each other. Even good old Demiris' wife Melina enters this story after having been relegated to shadow figure status in the original. Same old fare.
An attorney who was directly involved in a trial engineered by Demiris re-enters the picture. Some fancy manuevering, and he runs away with the show. Literally.
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