I like complex stories such as this one. I had to be on my toes to keep in touch with what was going on because it kept jumping from character to character but that made it interesting. I also enjoyed the performance, accent dialect it all made it very real and interesting. I'm looking forward to the next book.
The change of characters over time.
Most of the characters are sympathetic.
They add to the story
Old Jack. The old curmudgeon has a history.
Love the epic tone of the book, the characters, and the plot twists. Is it a classic in the making? No. But still enjoyable. Variety of points of view makes it more dramatic.
If Mills and Boone is your bag you'll love this.
They are all cardboard cutouts. No choice there.
Disbelief. Good are good, bad are terrible.
Has Jeffrey Archer actually met a real human being? With real emotions? How much betrayal can a person deal with? Obviously infinite amounts as long as the betrayer is an honourable man. How completely upstanding can the hero be? Perfectly. Not a flaw in sight. Really? Not returning this book but it's a close call.
Having attended college in Bristol, this is a wonderful story full of nostalgia for a period between the world wars. Great characters, so quintessentially British. Looking forward to reading the whole series.