Great wrap up to a wonderful series. I just finished the last of the Clifton Chronicles. Seven books in the series and each one a very fast moving detailed read - until book 7 where Jeffrey Archer seemed to feel the need to make it another 400+ page novel so filled it with details on playing rugby and British Parliamentary workings. As great as Harry Clifton's story was, the two women stole the series. Emma Barrington Clifton blazed a path for women and Lady Virginia Fenwick proved to be one shrewd manipulative woman who worked hard to get what she wanted by hook or by crook.
on the whole I give the series 5/5 stars. (this book a 4/5)
Jeffrey Archer at his plot twisting best!
The final book of a seven book chronicle.....excellent. Archer did a beautiful job of following a family to the end. Very good book.
A great series! I think I'll make a point of starting all over again and doing a read through book by book. Enough time had lapsed since reading the previous instalment I kind of lost track of some of the characters and their places in the novel.
The final installment in the Clifton Chronicles THIS WAS A MAN has shocking twists and turns....what an incredible series...I enjoyed every word and didn't want the book to end!!!!
The last chapter for this very interesting series. Enjoyed getting to know all the main characters in these books. Liked how it ended the story lines even though there was no explanation on how the villainous got what was coming to her. I hadn't read Archer for a long time and can say that he was able to keep my interest throughout the entire 7 book series. Well worth the time spent.
A great series, very entertaining, however the ending depicts Harry killing Emma in her last hours. To me this was a purely gratuitous sop to the "death with dignity" crowd, totally unnecessary to the completion of the story.
This book showed that sometimes there can be one too many books in a series. I waited for each book in the Clifton Chronicles to arrive on the shelves. This one was a disappointment. I might go so far as to say that it was a relief that the book did not have a sequel.
If there was a fault in the book, it was that it relied too heavily on the characters and events in the previous books. There was not too much intrigue. The only positive thing I can say about this book is that it tied up all the loose ends in the chronicles.
Archer is a natural story teller and has as usual a good plot. Like the way the whole series is divided up into "chapters" on different characters. Enjoyed the section on Bellmarsh where his personal experiences came through. I understand why Archer is one of UK's most popular authors. A very good read!
Sorry to see the Clifton Chronicles end, I wish Jeffery Archer would have chosen to end with a post script of a particular character getting her just rewards for being such an odious personality. I enjoyed the book(s) I guess it had to end, but with a double dose of sad!
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