Sidney Sheldon's latest novel follows in the tradition of his previous best-sellers and his fans will not be disappointed. This time out, we learn that several key employees of an international think tank have been horribly and mysteriously murdered. Two of their widows, Diane Stevens and Kelly Harris, join forces to uncover the truth, and find themselves marked for death by a power-hungry madman who wants to control the world. Sheldon specializes in breezy melodramas featuring beautiful, strong, and infinitely resourceful young women; in this story, we get two of them - naive artist Diane and cynical supermodel, Kelly. The ladies find themselves in mortal peril countless times, and they come out of each sticky situation by using their brains, pluck, and good-old Sidney Sheldon girl-power. If you like Sheldon's lightweight but often exciting brand of chick-flick-type novels, you will enjoy "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" It's an entertaining, quick read with spunky heroines and glamorous locations.