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Best Kept Secret Audiobook

Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

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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    jjob 04-07-16
    jjob 04-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "not whole book. like an old time serial"

    it leaves you hanging. very irritating . if you want to know what happens have to keep buying. not a deep plot.

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    Suzanne 04-03-16
    Suzanne 04-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent!"

    I suggest 1-2 weeks between books.
    If you do so each book is as good as the other in the series.

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    Amazon Customer Newcastle, Australia 03-20-16
    Amazon Customer Newcastle, Australia 03-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "WHAT A GREAT SERIES"

    Jeffrey Archer has once again written a great series. As great as Kane and Able.

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    psychodr1 02-26-16
    psychodr1 02-26-16

    I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.

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    "Not sure how to rate"

    This is the third or fourth book in the series. The plot was kind of predictable but character development was in depth. I liked it but Ian starting to get bored with the series. Not much in the way of mystery or twists in plot. And again an end in which leads into the next book to keep people reading.

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-16 Member Since 2010
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    "I find it hard to put down. keeps you on the edge "

    Keeps me on the edge of my seat. I have enjoyed the first 3 books I hope the next series are as good.

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    PEN Name 02-16-16
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    "D.P.M. jumps the shark"

    Not as good as the first two. The last half becomes too far fetched. There is a time to begin and a time to end. Archer kept writing when he should have put the pen down.

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    Colleen Collins 02-09-16
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    "Poor U.S. Research"

    This book is more entertaining than #2 in the series. Some day British authors will realize how different California is from New York or Washington D.C. However, anyone in the U.S. Knows that Stanford University is not in Los Angeles, and the idea of an extended learning degree in the 1950's is laughable. The list of huge mistakes goes on and on. It is a fun series if you can grit your teeth for the "American" accents. The narrator is great otherwise.

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    J. Nusbaum De Pere, WI 02-02-16
    J. Nusbaum De Pere, WI 02-02-16

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    "Well Paced"

    The author has a more sofisticated pace that keeps the reader solidly engaged with the plot line. The best written so far.

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    Ginger Ogden, UT United States 11-14-15
    Ginger Ogden, UT United States 11-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just keeps getting better..."

    I have come to believe that Jeffery Archer is a master of the cliff hanger, and the one at the end of this book is a kin to the season finale of Dallas when the question on everyone’s mind was “Who shot JR.” We are now to the mid-1950s in this continuation of the Clifton/Barrington family saga, and it just goes on an on. I have no idea why I am so taken with this series, but it is a bit like being stuck on a roller coaster ride that never comes to an end, and I don’t want it to. Archer is so popular that I have had to put the next two installments on hold at my online library. I’m next in line for #4 and 4th in line for #5. So I must needs move on to something else in the meantime which is somewhat irritating. Another excellent installment. 5 stars.

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    Bradley Goodman Nashua, NH 10-29-15
    Bradley Goodman Nashua, NH 10-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Lackluster"

    Worst of the Clifton Chronicles so far. Spent a lot of time dragging out uninteresting things.

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