Sydney Sheldon Tell Me Your Dreams

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|Review: Sidney Sheldon - Tell Me Your Dreams | |You have to understand… Sidney Sheldon has a very special place in my literary heart. When I was in sixth grade, and attending a Catholic | |school (yes, taught by nuns), I snuck If Tomorrow Comes from my Grandfather’s bookshelf and proceeded to write a book report on it, leaving | |nothing out, from the prison rapes, the escapes, the jewelry heists… My classmates loved it. My teachers thought my parents should know what I | |was reading. | | | |At any rate, I have since read everything that Mr. Sheldon has written and been very pleased with each… which is why it pains me to give this | |book a less than stellar review. | | | |I’ve been rolling a few review ideas around in my head regarding this novel, and I just can’t come up with any way to do it without revealing a| |few major plot points. But, as the plot points I will reveal are revealed to the reader less than half way through the book, I don’t feel as | |bad as I might normally, if they weren’t revealed until the last three pages. So, the disclaimer: This review does reveal a few major spoilers | |in the plot. | | | | | |Plot and Characters: | | | |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. | |...
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