The Sky Is Falling

The Sky Is Falling

by Sidney Sheldon

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Overview

The Winthrops are America's royal family, and its Prince Charming is the sexy, charismatic Gary Winthrop. Now the man on his way to becoming the Senate's brightest new star is found murdered in his home-the latest in a series of incidents that have killed five members of the family in a single year. One of the last people to see Gary Winthrop alive is Washington anchorwoman Dana Evans. She makes it her mission to investigate these seemingly random tragedies, little realizing that her search will sweep her across several continents, place her and her young son in grave danger, and lead her to a truth that will astound the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446610179
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 459,495
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

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. 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.

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

February 11, 1917

Date of Death:

January 30, 2007

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

Education:

Northwestern University, 1935-36

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Sky Is Falling 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thanks to the internet and my husband I was able to get this wonderful book before it came out in the stores (And I live in the Caribbean). I just got through the book which I received as a birtday gift. It had me up all night so this morning its hard for me to concentrate at work. The book had me guessing the whole time. Its similar to the feeling you get when you figure out a crossword puzzle word. At the end I thought,'Well I did guess part right' Thanks for a wonderful read on my birthday. I wish Barnes and Noble can make it easier for readers outside of the US to get books Hot off the press also.
wispywillow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mein gott, what a crappy book.Dana Evans is a t.v. news anchor/former war correspondant who starts investigating the Winthrop family deaths. Um, are t.v. news anchors moonlighting as investigative reporters nowadays? I don't think they're one in the same, are they? News anchors, as far as I know, are just the faces that come on t.v. and read the news. I don't think they often get out there and do some digging around, too. Anyway...Kemal is kind of cool. He's Dana's foster son, a one-armed boy from Sarajevo. But he's pretty much a non-entity for most of the story.I don't know why Jeff and Rachel are in the story... maybe to add some personal dilemma for Dana? If so, weak. The author should've just left them out and developed Dana and Kemal as characters more.Dana thinks that a thief would be stupid to steal art because they'd get caught as soon as they re-sell it to a museum. Hello?! Art is stolen quite often. Have we not heard of underground collectors and the like? Art thiefs wouldn't be in "business" if they couldn't off their stuff somewhere.Why is Dana the ONLY one who suspects foul play when five members of the same family die violent deaths within the space of a year? Even a lay-person would realize that the chances of that happening are astronomical. And then when another person associated with the family falls 30 stories to her death, and still only Dana suspects that something is up? Come on. An author shouldn't make his/her character seem bright by making EVERYONE else in the book an absolute moron.The story finally got a bit more interesting in the last few chapters, but not really enough to redeem it. Pretty much a waste of time.
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first Sidney Sheldon book I've read. It was good ... reminded me of a Mary Higgins Clark book, really. The only issue I really had was where she is flying all over the place, investigating, and her employers don't even really question her about it. But, maybe that's how it is. I also thought the "boyfriend's ex-wife" subplot was pretty superfluous. In fact, the boyfriend himself was pretty superfluous. But, I'd read more of his books.
ennie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The characters are cardboard, and much of the plot is predictable. Dead bodies are piling up right and left, yet only spunky anchorwoman Dana Evans thinks something's fishy and investigates. She naively trusts everyone even as more people wind up dead. Typical Sidney Sheldon - yet I was riveted.
ague on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good conspiracy story. Typical Sidney Sheldon style with short bursts of writing separated by spaces. Easy to read font. A New York Times Bestseller. The true story of the city of Krasnoyarsk-26 in Siberia is fascinating.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Staying at a relative's house, saw their bookshelf and picked whatever looked interesting. Heard of the author from an episode of Golden Girls, to be honest. Anyway, the summary sounded like a suspenseful read. And it was, fast paced even. Really couldn't put it down and was surprised how far I'd read. Dana Evan risks everything not only her life but that of her son even to solve a mystery, that takes her practically across the globe if you will. I don't know why but while reading this, Dana reminded me of that show Pepper Dennis and how the character was a reporter, etc. No I don't watch the show, just heard of it. Random I know. Anyway, surprisingly good read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. Preferred his others, though. I figured out who it was from the beginning.
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rodsgirl22 More than 1 year ago
All I can say is that once I started this book, I could not put it down. Right from the start, it grabs you. I would definitely recommend this book! ...........And, I just love the "Dana" character!