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The Barringtons and the Cliftons are, of course, the good guys again, and, while I won't spoil anybody's fun, the villains are back and there are more of them. The story gets repetitive, with many cliff hangers at the same time. That must be Archer's secret, because I kept turning the pages while thinking I had better things to do with my time. He always ends each book in this series with a greater cliff hanger than the last, so the reader (including me, I confess) must read the next. This one had a couple of scenes that really did not make sense--either the time line was off, or something else a good editor would have caught. I'll finish the series, but not read any other Archer.
I agree with a reader,,,,"do not read comments" some readers give the ending away. Best Kept Secret the 3rd novel of Archer's trilogy was spoiled for me by a reader's comment..Too bad he/she couldn't keep the best kept secret. I will not read anymore comments thanks to this.
Readers who give away the plot are people who are insensitive, and all wrapped up in themselves.
I enjoyed it very much. I like that there a many small endings and everything isn' drawn out to a boring full book when you are just saying I really don't care anymore, just end it. I, for one get involved with characters and don't like to leave them at the end of a book. So I do enjoy a series. He kept me so interested I forgot to turn on the telly.
It is a testament to this author's writing skill that even though I have read this book earlier I read it all over again. This book from the Clifton Chronicles deals with the Cliftons and the Barringtons in the post war era and gripping as it is at some points archer, with his droll British humour, keeps us in stitches. And what do you know? Another cliffhanger. Am waiting with bated breath for that one.
I returned this book at least a week ago.
Please confirm that your records do not show that the book is still out. Thanks.
Another excellent Clifton Cronicles read - as his nefarious characters become more and more gross!!
Looking forward to the newest book coming out in March.
I thought this one a good read. I enjoyed it every bit as much as the other two in the trilogy.
I put a hold on this book nearly 3 months ago and found it in the "Fast Lane" last week. I found the first 2 volumes to be excellent and looked forward to reading the 3rd. I was aware of everything going on and thought "I must have already read this one?!" Checking my completed shelves, it wasn't there. Unless I'm terribly confused, this book was a re-write of Volume 2! Shame on you, Archer!! If someone can confirm or dispute this, I'd be happy to hear from you. A waste of time.
so slooooow! Not nearly as interesting as the first two in the series. A real let down.
His books in this series are getting predictable. After reading the first one it was obvious there would be another one. A good author does not leave things dangling. His writing is so simplistic, and easy to follow. I do enjoy the bits of humor he inserts occassionally. The first book was the best, after that not so good. Hope the next one has more about Jessica, his "sister". She h as her own story to tell.
I was expecting some thing a bit better. The storyline was predictable until you get to the end... I would read the next book just to find out what happens.
I'd give this one a D-. Crappy ending. Weak beginning, poor middle, and did I mention the lousy ending.
the First book was a page turner and loved it. The second was still a good read, but the third book deteriorated considerably. Didn’t really care about the characters as much and did a lot of skip reading. However, I will try the fourth in this series to see if the author gets back on track.
I'm not his greatest fan, and this storyline is quite good, but his technical detail in the maritime field is sorely lacking.! Not that that detracts from the story, but like others I can envisage a fourth book, based on the idea that Sebastian survived the motor accident.
Excellent read. The series reminds me of Charles Dickens & Great Expectations. Archer continues to be a masterful storyteller. I love all of his books.
What is Mr. Archer's next book of the clifton chronicles, where we will find out what happens to Sebastian?
cant wait to read this book. just finished Sins of the Father. I was hooked after the second chapter and spent every spare minute reading it. Hoping the new one is as good.