The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimedThe Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Fathertakes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.
The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Harry has little choice but to accept his advice.
After Harry is tried, found guilty and sentenced, Jelks mysteriously disappears, and the only way for him to prove his innocence is to reveal his true identity – something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves.
Meanwhile Emma Barrington, the young woman in question, travels to New York. She has left their son behind in England, having decided she’ll do whatever it takes to find the man she had hoped to marry – unwilling to believe that he died at sea. The only proof she has is a letter - a letter that has remained unopened and unread on a mantelpiece in Bristol for over a year, but the hand is unmistakeable.
In Jeffrey Archer’s epic novel, family loyalties are stretched to their very limits as secrets continue to unravel.
©2012 Jeffrey Archer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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A very good read. Nicely written. Exciting.Probably better than book 1.Looking forward to book 3 now.
"Lost its way"
I was looking forward to the next chapter of the Clifton Chronicles but cannot help feeling that this was a hurried follow up with a poor plot. When I finished listening to it I felt the storyline had not really progressed much from the end of the first novel and the finale was akin to suspense program, I half expected the narrator to announce " Tune in for the next thrilling episode and find out what happens to Harry next week". Sorry I wanted to enjoy it but it was not possible.
"Gripping series. "
Have listened to both of the first 2 books this week. Narration is excellent. Did notice the difference from book one to two with changing narrator but equally as good. Looking forward to the next book.
Enjoyed it very much but the story is a little sensational and unrealistic. I prefer a story that is based on real historical facts. However I'm hooked and will read book 3.
Enjoyed the continuing story. I love the way the character's time periods overlap and slowly all the gaps are filled. its more about the characters than the war, for anyone looking for a war novel. only criticism: the American accents could have been better
2nd book in quite simply gripping loving the series can't wait for the next book.
"The Clifton Chronicles.....Book 2 "
This series "The Clifton Chronicles" by Jeffrey Archer has had me hook line & sinker since the very start !!! As with ALL my reviews, I DON'T do spoilers......It's enough to say that whether you're a Jeffrey Archer fan......Or not, This series is a MUST for anyone who appreciates GREAT Literature !!!!
Enjiyed book.Admired detailed knowledge of author and performances of narratoes.
Cant wait to read the next one in saga.
"A great continuation!"
The second in the series of the Clifton Chronicles begins with Harry in danger of being imprisoned for Murder. Again I was gripped to the story so much so that I finished this book less than 24 hours later and I love it. I am eager to find how the lives of Giles and Harry will turn out in light of recent events. The story continues. I award four stars this time because I felt some parts of the story were a bit slow, this does not take away from the author though. A brilliant writer!
"Archers money spinner."
How does Mr Archer do it?
Again I am lured in by the easy listening, of the Barrington, Clifton saga.
The continuation of a well woven story, all completed in two days (I do a lot of driving) leaves me wanting to know more.....
Thank you, but now I will have to buy book three!
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