The Sins of the Father By Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father

By Jeffrey Archer

  • Release Date: 2012-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
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From 1,128 Ratings

Description

On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles….

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity.

But on landing in America, he quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

Reviews

  • Only Time Will Tell

    5
    By E.Frazier0928
    Great book. Kept me entertained from the first page till the last page.
  • He did it again!

    5
    By SupraNae
    Just when I thought I couldn't be sucked into reading another book so soon, I'll be on to book 3 as soon as I post this. Amazing read!
  • Hollow plot

    2
    By Rodonisle
    While the story line gets longer, so too does the improbable acts of the caractors and obvious inattention to background details and basic reaseach of the time, place, and situations in which the story takes place. Especially weak is the understanding of the America of the day, with Maranda Rights being read decades before they existed, and the Army Rangers being mistaken for the Texas Rangers. Many such flaws lead this reader to disbeleve all background details that otherwise could have made up for impossible plot twists and logical dead ends. After the first book, it reads more and more as just written rambles of the authors imagination devoid of proper review, research, or an editor.
  • Not as good as

    4
    By asdfg-/:;(12345
    Not as good as the previos ( Only Time ...) Written with less care, like more in a harry. The plot complications are solve suddenly with some like magic solution. Nevertheless it is a good reading.
  • Intriguing and captivating

    5
    By zarb1232
    This series is my first venture in reading works by Jeffery Archer. I find his style keeps my attention throughout. His characters have become complete individuals to me.
  • Too predictable...

    2
    By stepwill
    The second book in this series, is no better than the first, which I purchased using an iTunes "deal". In my opinion, the characters develop very slowly, with no depth to them, and the author's decision to start a section with "Harry 1939" merely serves to "compartmentalise" them further. I'll pass on the last two of this series.
  • Sins of the Father

    5
    By Oneshotmomma
    This was the second book in the series and I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first. Just wish the ending didn't leave me hanging. Not sure when his next book in this series will be released. Not happy to have to wait.
  • Sins of the father

    5
    By Jambking45
    Horrible book. Hopefully the first book explained what was going on but why should you have to buy another book to understand the book you are reading. The plot is implausible and characters lack any semblance of intelligence. I have to say I've never read a more poorly written book.
  • Sins of the Father

    1
    By michaelfgould
    This is without a doubt one of the worst books I've ever read. It was geared toward a ninth grader. In fact, I kept thinking I was reading a "young reader" book. The characters are two dimensional, predictable. The plot is maudlin. I have to give it only one star the worst rating I've given a book since I began rating books in 2006. Don't bother reading it. It is a waste of time.
  • Stuart AKA fiction1

    5
    By Stu2you
    As always left on the edge of my seat loved all of Sir Jeffrey Archers books.