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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"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.
"Excellent read again!"
I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it as much as the last but how wrong was I! Brilliant.
The second book was as good as the first, going to start the third book right away. Emilia Fox is a brilliant addition to the performance.
"Another easy listening book bynJA"
Largely well narrated in a variety of accents and styles - the story maintained pace and focus; would recommend the series - helps to pass long commuter journeys!
"Excellent story ."
Thoroughly enjoyed the first book, couldn't wait for the second, and now absolutely must get the third!
Excellent plot and excellent character development. I can't wait to download the next one
"Another good one"
Enjoyed this,the second in the series. Very clever ending to draw you into the next one!!
"Yet again so many twists and turns"
Would never of thought to read an Jeffrey Archer book. So glad I did !
Gripping from start to end and just carries on the theme from the first book. Can't wait to listen to the next edition.
After listening to the first book I was eager to hear what happened next, and wasn't disappointed. It was a really good story and the ending leaves you in suspense, and desperate to get the next book to hear the verdict. Well written and performed!
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