The Dark Side - Danielle Steel

The Dark Side

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
The Dark Side book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 434 Ratings)

The Dark Side Danielle Steel Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Danielle Steel tells a riveting story of the dark side of motherhood.

Zoe Morgan’s childhood was marked by her younger sister’s tragic illness, watching as her parents dedicated themselves completely to her final days and then divorced. As a young woman driven by these painful memories, Zoe sets the bar high for herself, studying hard and pursuing a career in the nonprofit world, where her deep compassion for disadvantaged children finds a focus.

When Zoe falls in love and has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother as well. But before long, old scars long dormant begin to pull Zoe to the edge of an abyss too terrifying to contemplate.

As Zoe is haunted by the ghosts of the past, her story will become a race against time and a tale of psychological suspense that no reader will soon forget.

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User reviews about this book

  • Blah!

    2
    By Roma27
    I don’t know if the author has become complacent and relies on her name with her latest writings. The book was boring and predictable. Very rudimentary writing. Very repetitive. I knew what the book was about before the end of chapter 2 and when it was finally revealed, it just became repetitive, almost as if paragraphs were copied and pasted between the characters, to where they explained it in the same manner using the exact same wording. And research on the subject seems minimal, almost as if she read or saw a current documentary on it and got the idea for the book. Just lazy writing. I skipped a lot! Just wanted to find out what happened at the end, which was anticlimactic - no surprise there.
  • Startlingly boring

    1
    By Joanish
    This was so boring I just skipped to the end and closed it. You can’t count on any author to maintain their standards.
  • Wow so disappointed-Shame on you DS

    1
    By Two stars is generous
    I have read every Danielle Steele book published, she has been my go to author for 25 years which is why I feel compelled to write this review. This book was a lazy attempt on her part and frankly I feel insulted and let down. If it were any other author I would have stopped reading but I didn’t think that my favorite author would disappoint like this. Worth noting I have never published a review, that should be an indicator of how strongly I feel about this. It’s really disappointing. Horrible book - worst book I’ve read in years. Shame on you Danielle Steele.
  • A dark psychological suspense

    4
    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    The Dark Side is darker than Danielle Steel’s other novels, but it still contains her unique and engaging writing style. The Dark Side is a fascinating story that quickly pulled me in and had me staying up late to finish it. The book is well-written with a good flow and steady pacing. I like that the story is written in the third person. Zoe Morgan is a developed character, though, not likeable. Her childhood shapes her whole life. Zoe becomes an overachiever determined to excel at everything she does and that includes motherhood. I like how the story gradually evolves as you move through the book. The Dark Side deals with a topic that is rarely addressed and is very hard to prove (I do not want to say too much and spoil it for you). It is an emotional story that will touch the heart of parents. The Dark Side is a psychological suspense that will linger in your mind long after you finish it.
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    3
    By MONTEEMIA
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  • Excellent

    5
    By ledoss
    💥💥💥💥💥WOW, what an awesome read. This is a psychologically twisted story, with an engrossing plot. It does end abruptly and it felt unfinished. You could not help but feel sorry for the child at the beginning of the book, the mental illness that is the focus is one I was unfamiliar with but was very interesting and scary. Add this to your TBR list.
  • Seamingly Provacative

    5
    By Hervorhebende Umstellung
    Belligerence lingers obscurity...

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