On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles….
Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity.
But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.
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There are some really odious characters, and a few who transcend sainthood. It’s a compelling story, if only to see which horrible person gets his just desserts and which hero comes out on top.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
The writing is naive to the point of being daft in both the plotting and execution...Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
Archer fans will be eager for Harry’s return in the third volume of the Clifton Chronicles.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
He can tell a story, and he does so with such conviction, such appealing naivety, that you suspend disbelief, and read happily on. I have to confess I enjoyed it enormously...Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
What made Only Time Will Tell enjoyable was the narrative: the story was told through multiple points of view, each version of the tale carried forward the element of suspense. Sins..., however, has a comparatively staid narrative.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
While the tale is still told through different characters’ perspectives, the story trudges on towards a predictable end.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
The realness of the characters makes this book a little nerve-racking. You feel for them, most of them anyway. With the story told from five different perspectives by one writer, I honestly didn’t expect so much individuality found in each of them, but I did.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
Great for a light read, and Archer really is master of his craft.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
It seems as if his Clifton Chronicles might follow suit in the fullness of time as it, siren-like, lures its readers deeper into the lives of its characters. Just like a soap opera.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
I was kept interested all the way through to the inevitable cliff hanger of an ending.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
...the strength of this story is not the characters or plots, but the environments surrounding them.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
It's a fantastical, unbelievable and thoroughly enjoyable work of historical fiction that kept me riveted through to the end. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next chapter of the Clifton Chronicles.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
The plot is quite uninteresting as many parts of the book can be guessed by seasoned Archer fans.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
The ability to tell a story is a great - an unusual - gift ... it is not something that can be taught or acquired ...Jeffrey Archer is, first and foremost, a storyteller.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
I highly recommend this series for readers who enjoy fast-paced books with a little war and a lot of family secrets and well developed characters.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
You really should plan on putting this one in your beach bag.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
Jeffrey Archer is a master storyteller so it is easy to figure that I highly recommend this series.Read Full Review of The Sins of the Father
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