Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer
Nothing can bring me more joy than finally starting The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer. It is the second in the Clifton Chronicles series. The first book, Only Time Will Tell left readers with the shock of their lives when our protagonist Harry Clifton, using an alias, is arrested in New York using that new alias. Tom Bradshaw is the name of one of the men he's met onbard a navy ship before it is sunk by a German U-boat. Having read Only Time Will Tell has already laid the backstory to how and why Harry is running from his perils in Britain in hopes of a better future. Unable to marry the woman he loves Emma Barrington, Harry feels his only choice is to start again by taking the name of newly deceased Tom Bradshaw. The only problem is that Bradshaw's name is accompanied with the accusation of murder which is far worse than his own history.
I have won this book through a Goodreads giveaway but would have gladly bought it eventually. I am a huge fan of Archer. From the moment I opened, then closed Kane & Abel, I vowed that I'd be a loyal fan and so far I have been. I hadn't gotten around to buying this for myself and was happy that I'd received news that I won it. After having devoured it's predecessor, I am anxious to see what's next for Harry Clifton. Archer's writing is rather simplistic, not in a dumbed-down, but rather approachable way. If someone is looking for an engrossing read that riddled with classic themes and great characters, he is the go to. I look forward to reading the Best Kept Secret once I have my hands on it which is the third book in the Clifton Chronicles. I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Let's Read!