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Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles) Hardcover – March 11, 2014
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“No family saga would be complete without a villain, and this book has a good one, a well-drawn and believable character whose motivations are understandable. This thoroughly engaging old-school, multigenerational saga harks back to the work of Malcolm Macdonald, Belva Plain, and Irwin Shaw.” ―Booklist
“Archer knows how to dole out tiny crumbs of suspense right up to the last page, which ends with...a really excellent cliffhanger.” ―Washington Post
“The most gripping of the Clifton Chronicles yet. The tension and the build-up are terrific, and kept this reader on the edge of his seat.” ―The Observer (UK)
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Jeffrey served five years as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and twenty-two years as a Member of the House of Lords.
His latest novel Be Careful What You Wish For, published in March 2014, is the fourth volume in a seven book saga called The Clifton Chronicles, and spent twelve weeks in the top 10 - four of them at #1 - on the Sunday Times Best Seller list, and also went to the top of the bestseller lists in India, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa.
Jeffrey is also an art collector and amateur auctioneer, conducting around 30 charity auctions a year.
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But the story is far from over. In this latest installment, you are in for another journey that you won't want to end. The third book in the series, Best Kept Secret, ends with a real cliffhanger. Sebastian Clifton and Bruno are involved in a car accident, leaving you on tenterhooks if they had survived or had been killed.
Be Careful What You Wish For begins with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to find the fate of their son and his friend. There are several threads to the story. Harry is a best-selling author of detective novels both sides of the Atlantic. Emma is progressively involved in the management of the Barrington Shipping Company which decides to build a luxury liner, the MV Buckingham which seems to be a not so prudent decision. Giles Barrington is an MP, becoming a more important member of the shadow cabinet. He is also planning to marry again after his catastrophic marriage to Lady Virginia Fenwick. Harry and Emma's adopted daughter, Jessica is growing up to be a talented artist.
The story moves beautifully, and the suspense keeps one riveted right through to the end of the story. Be Careful What You Wish For is fantastic, fascinating and fun. Jeffrey Archer, it seems, can do no wrong.Read more ›
To have to wait another year or so have closure is ridiculous. When I started reading this book, I barely could remember what the last book was about, much less pick up on the storyline.does he really expect us to remember all the details about the adopted daughter Jessica from over a year since we last read about her. This book has the most ridiculous cliffhanger ending of all! It is not provocative and clever. It is dumb and extremely annoying. I think a series should always have some closure on some level, and it can still leave story lines to be pursued. Frustrating. The whole book was frustrating.
I am going to wait until he is all done writing this series, and then I will check it out at the library. I am not purchasing any more.
Harry is getting used to being a best-selling author of detective novels both sides of the Atlantic. Emma is becoming increasingly involved with the decision of the Board of the Barrington Shipping Company to build a luxury liner, the MV Buckingham, at a time when Transatlantic air travel is becoming the normal mode of business travel. Sir Giles Barrington MP is becoming a more important member of the Shadow Cabinet and is planning to marry again after his disastrous marriage to Lady Virginia Fenwick. Harry and Emma's adopted daughter, Priscilla grows up to become a very talented artist but has never been told the real secret of her birth.
In the previous book the Cliftons foil Don Pedro Martinez's efforts to import a huge amount of near-perfect Nazi counterfeit five pound notes hidden in a Rodin statue. Martinez's vendetta to destroy the Cliftons and Barringtons is central to this book. This time he is ably supported by his sons, a former SS officer, Karl Lunsdorf and the IRA.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mr. Archer has me keeping my Kindle at my side 24/7.
He is indeed a Master Weaver of the Tale.
Absolutely gripping, there is no better story teller than Jeffrey Archer - just loving The Clifton ChroniclesPublished 2 days ago by Russ
Please, please, Please don't let this series end!!! Surely there's another generation or two that can carry on.....Published 4 days ago by D. Manning
Couldnt put it down - excellent read as are the other books in the seriesPublished 4 days ago by Dawn Harvey
I en;joyed Be Careful What You Wish For, and was shocked at the ending even tho' the build up to the end created a predictability. Kept hoping it wouldn't end that way. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Carolyn M. Herzig