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Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 | [Jeffrey Archer]

Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage.
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New York Times best seller Jeffrey Archer continues his beloved Clifton Chronicle series as Harry and Emma finally begin building a happy life - but a dangerous family enemy is about to resurface....

Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage. And Sebastian, though he is bright, isn't quite the hard worker that his father was at school, and finds a hard time resisting the temptations that his somewhat unsavory friends provide.

It all comes to a head when a new villain is uncovered, a face from the past with grudges against both Harry and Giles - Fisher, who tortured Harry at school and later took credit for Giles' heroics during the war. Fisher teams up with Giles' now ex-wife to wreak havoc on Giles' latest election as well as meddle with affairs inside Barringtons, while Harry and Emma must deal with a new scheme that Sebastian has unwittingly fallen into with a supposed friend. The drama continues for Harry Clifton and his family, bringing this mesmerizing saga into the 1960s.

©2013 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    E Bowie, MD, United States 09-23-13
    E Bowie, MD, United States 09-23-13
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    "WHAT HAPPENED??"

    Sometimes when I read a series I like to review the series altogether because as a reader I would find that helpful. I'm pretty sure Jeffrey Archer plans to continue adding more books to the series, but I'll sum up the first three because this third installment, Best Kept Secret, is not good enough to compel readers to read this series. On the contrary, however, it is the first two books that readers will find most intriguing.

    The Harry Clifton Chronicles series got off to a great start with Only Time Will Tell. It is a very well written book, with a cast of believable characters and a provocative plot that will carry you straight through to the end of the second book, Sins of the Father, and that's where it ends.

    Best Kept Secret fails to maintain the allure of the preceding books. The plot is contrived and I felt very disconnected from the characters. Quite frankly, it became a challenge for me to finish.

    I was left trying to figure out what happened; where Mr. Archer went wrong. There are two major crises in this story, but I didn't find either one of them seductive enough to hold my attention. I zoned out ALOT on this book, and was just relieved when it ended.

    There are indeed some series that can be read out of order, but I don't think that's the case here. I strongly recommend everyone to start with the first book of the Harry Clifton Chronicles and work your way up.

    Happy Reading!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen SALEM, MA, United States 05-08-13
    Kathleen SALEM, MA, United States 05-08-13
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    "Do NOT waste your time on this series!"
    Would you try another book from Jeffrey Archer and/or Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ?

    Never again from Mr. Archer. Yes for Jennings and fox.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Interesting story and characters BUT after buying three books in this TRILOGY (?) the ending was a total cheap CHEAT played on the reader. I've never been this angry at an 'author'. It's like the last chapter was just left out. The publisher should refund everyone's money!


    What about Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ’s performance did you like?

    Very good.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    ANGER. Again, the first two books clearly ended with a cliffhanger but for the FINAL book in a trilogy to end without resolution is nothing short of cheating the buyer of all three books. It ended as if the LAST CHAPTER wasn't included in the recording.


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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