Sidney Sheldon is still the most known and consistently cited fiction writers of all time. His best-selling romantic suspense novels make you never want to close them and leave your bed, or sofa or chair until you are done with the whole thing. Oh you still can’t finish them over night, or in 24 hours, they will keep you company for days making you wonder what will happen next every second you close them. Quora, rated the following Sydney Sheldon’s best books of all time. Make sure you have days… maybe weeks to devour every bit of them!
Coming 10th is The Best Laid Plans,published in 1997.
The Best Laid Plans follows a woman’s revenge against the man she loved and he marries someone else for power and position. How the mass media can be used as a weapon is really well illustrated in these two books.
Coming in 9th place is Are You Afraid of the Dark?, published in 2004.
In four cities across the world, four people die violently and mysteriously. The dead share a single crucial link: each was connected to an all-powerful environmental think tank. Two of the victims’ widows—accomplished painter Diane Stevens and international supermodel Kelly Harris—may hold the key to their husbands’ demise. Terrified for their lives, suspicious of each other, and armed only with their own wits and guile, they must join forces in a nightmare cycle of they loved…and about an awesome conspiracy whose ultimate target is as big as the earth and as close as the air we breathe.
Coming in at number 8 is Morning, Noon & Night, published in 1995.
A sadistic, dysfunctional billionaire father has died and his three children who have not seen each other for years come together for his funeral and to divide the assets. Each of them have their own secrets, one is a successful designer who has a dark secret, other addicted to drugs and the last a homosexual judge who has always sought his father’s approval. The crux of the story is about the supposedly fourth illegitimate child their father had. The story goes from New York to Paris to French Riviera to Australia.
Coming in at number 7 is The Other Side of Midnight, published in 1973.
The other side of midnight and tells the story of the wife of an American pilot Larry Douglas and another woman in his past who swears revenge on both of them. Also included are a famous film director and a Greek Billionaire who become crucial to the plot.
Coming in at number 6 is The Starts Shine Down, published in 1992.
The Stars Shine Down tells the story of Lara Cameron, as she makes her way from an unloving family in Nova Scotia to the real estate sector in bustling New York.
Coming in at number 5 is Master of the Game, published in 1982.
Spanning six generations, from 1885 to 1982, the story of Blackwell family as its dreams made of greed, lust and murder is really well told through a flashback of the family matriarch. This is a classic rags to riches story as the founder of the family makes his way from Scotland to South Africa in search of Diamonds and how he manages to stay in the game there. This story tells us how Sheldon views rich people and how they manipulate anyone to get anything they want.
Coming in at number 4 is Tell Me Your Dreams, published in 1998.
The main characters of the book are Ashley Patterson, a workaholic, her co-workers, Toni Prescott, an outgoing singer and dancer, and shy artist Alette Peters and Ashley’s father, Dr. Steven Patterson. The three women do not get along very well, because of their dissimilar natures. Toni and Alette generally maintain a friendship, with Alette a calming influence, but Toni dislikes Ashley and criticizes her harshly. All three have issues with their mothers having told them they’d never amount to anything.
Coming in at number 3 is The Doomsday Conspiracy, published in 1991.
The story concerns an American naval officer who encounters a murderous and mysterious force and actions during an investigation in a balloon accident in the Swiss Alps.
2nd place is Nothing lasts forever, published in 1994.
This medical thriller tells the story of three female doctors trying to prove themselves in a profession dominated by men. Each of them has their own story, and each of their tales are well connected and intertwined with each other.
1st place is If Tomorrow Comes, published in 1985.
It is a story portraying an ordinary woman who is framed by the Mafia, her subsequent quest for vengeance towards them and her later life as a con artist.
September 25, 2019