Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret

eBook - 2013
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Jeffrey Archer's mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues...

1945, London. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the general election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate.

In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family marches onto the page. But after Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret , the third volume in Jeffrey Archer's bestselling series, will answer all these questions but, once again, pose so many more.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013
ISBN: 9781250022370
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Apr 27, 2019


Feb 09, 2016

The Barringtons and the Cliftons are, of course, the good guys again, and, while I won't spoil anybody's fun, the villains are back and there are more of them. The story gets repetitive, with many cliff hangers at the same time. That must be Archer's secret, because I kept turning the pages while thinking I had better things to do with my time. He always ends each book in this series with a greater cliff hanger than the last, so the reader (including me, I confess) must read the next. This one had a couple of scenes that really did not make sense--either the time line was off, or something else a good editor would have caught. I'll finish the series, but not read any other Archer.

akasq Aug 19, 2015

The story goes on and on.
I love it.

79236LOL Oct 14, 2014

I agree with a reader,,,,"do not read comments" some readers give the ending away. Best Kept Secret the 3rd novel of Archer's trilogy was spoiled for me by a reader's comment..Too bad he/she couldn't keep the best kept secret. I will not read anymore comments thanks to this.

Jul 31, 2014

Readers who give away the plot are people who are insensitive, and all wrapped up in themselves.

Apr 17, 2014

I enjoyed it very much. I like that there a many small endings and everything isn' drawn out to a boring full book when you are just saying I really don't care anymore, just end it. I, for one get involved with characters and don't like to leave them at the end of a book. So I do enjoy a series. He kept me so interested I forgot to turn on the telly.

Apr 13, 2014

It is a testament to this author's writing skill that even though I have read this book earlier I read it all over again. This book from the Clifton Chronicles deals with the Cliftons and the Barringtons in the post war era and gripping as it is at some points archer, with his droll British humour, keeps us in stitches. And what do you know? Another cliffhanger. Am waiting with bated breath for that one.

llkb200hplib Mar 08, 2014

I returned this book at least a week ago.

Please confirm that your records do not show that the book is still out. Thanks.

Feb 20, 2014

Another excellent Clifton Cronicles read - as his nefarious characters become more and more gross!!
Looking forward to the newest book coming out in March.

Jan 30, 2014

I thought this one a good read. I enjoyed it every bit as much as the other two in the trilogy.

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