Review: Tilly Bagshawe continues the adventures of con artists and master thieves Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens, characters created by Sidney Sheldon, in Chasing Tomorrow.
Tracy and Jeff were involved in some of the world's most spectacular thefts. However, at some point they decided they needed more in their lives and got married and tried to lead a "normal" like. Jeff, always fascinated with antiquities, was able to get a job with the British Museum in London as a curator of exhibitions. Tracy's dream was to have a family. But that just wasn't happening. While Jeff was thrilled with his new career, Tracy became discouraged and despondent. She longed for the thrill of their con-artist days. She was beginning to realize that what she believed to be their indestructible relationship was, in fact, destructible after all.
When Tracy saw Jeff kiss his much younger female co-worker in their bedroom, she knew their marriage had reached a breaking point. Without telling him that she was leaving him, or that she was pregnant, Tracy left England and returned to America, buying a home in Steam Boat Springs, Colorado. With her computer background and long experience as a con-artist, Tracy found it easy to forge a new identity as Tracy Schmidt. In a luxurious log-cabin ranch home on a hundred acre plot of private land in the foothills of the snow-capped mountains Tracy has lived happily, with her son. Nicholas. Now, eight years later, Tracy's past catches up with her. An officer from France's Interpol had found her and begins to obstruct not only her future but also that of her son.
Chasing Tomorrow tracks the lives of Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens separately, introducing readers to a supporting cast of characters that are as interesting as they are. After Tracy leaves, Jeff eventually quits his job and returns to the life of a con artist, providing a parallel set of twists and turns to the story. Updating the original time frame and freshening the backstories of the characters, fans of Sidney Sheldon's original 1985 novel If Tomorrow Comes won't be disappointed in this fast-moving sequel.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Chasing Tomorrow.
Acknowledgment: HarperCollins provided a copy of Chasing Tomorrow for this review.
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Chasing Tomorrow by Tilly Bagshawe — A Novel of Suspense
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: October 2014
List Price: $26.99
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