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Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles) (The Clifton Chronicles, 4)

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The arrow of a usual such story requires an opening in the initial phase that meets some sort of a closure in the climax to hang events across different times and characters together. My review in a nutshell is that Be Careful What You Wish For is an awesome follow up to Best Kept Secret and should not be read without starting the first in the series. Once I was able to give this book my attention it took barely a day to finish - which is a credit to the authors writing style and the pace that he sets in the book. With its short, cliff hanger ending, chapters, I found myself reading late into the night and at every opportunity during the day to find out what happens next.

And those who have not read the previous volumes I suggest reading the thriller volumes first as you won't be able to understand the story if won't read them first. We do not have many details and the characters’ background to have a complete idea of what the Clifton Chronicles are about. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (nineteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The real tragedy is the author's tendency to overuse the tricks that appeared charming earlier: Archer simply cannot stay away from cliff-hanger votes (in company board meetings this time) or in an unfinished book ending. He was educated at Wellington School, and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was President of the University Athletics Club, and went on to run the 100 yards in 9.

This thoroughly engaging old-school, multigenerational saga harks back to the work of Malcolm Macdonald, Belva Plain, and Irwin Shaw. But, a very big but, this episode in the seemingly endless Clifton chronicle, really is rather well put together. Owen nodded, and the mortician pulled back the sheet to reveal a scarred and battered face that Emma recognized immediately.

Martinez will never get over the death of his son despite the fact it is his own fault and seeks revenge against any and all Barrington’s. In a last-ditch revenge effort, he tries to get the IRA to bomb the MV Buckingham on its way to New York. When Harry checked out of the Pierre Hotel forty minutes later, he found Harold’s chauffeur standing on the sidewalk waiting to drive him to Idlewild airport. Even the cliff hanger at the end is not very intriguing, because there are only two possible resolutions, and the sequence of events following either of them is nothing to look forward to if the writing continues to be so insipid. I suspect there will be quite a few readers who begin to express exasperation at Archer's refusal to end the story and tie up all the loose ends.maybe branching out and writing about various events in the life of the next generation had diluted the story. He served five years as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons and has served twenty-seven years as a Member of the House of Lords. pages; Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rush to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. Would she ever be the same cheerful little girl who ran around Seb like an obedient puppy, tail wagging with unbridled adoration?

I'm totally hooked on the series and have been listening to it in audio, narrated by Alex Jennings, who is phenomenal. It keeps trying to evoke reader emotions through the same story tricks used frequently in the previous books but they are no longer charming, if not outright annoying. I was thinking this might be where I end the series, but I think I have to know how the cliffhanger turns out, even though I have a pretty good idea already. But he forgets about those faults, though faults they definitely are, because he is desperate to see what happens next. There will be seven books in the Clifton Chronicles instead of the initial five as was earlier intended.

All the while, Harry and Emma's other child, Jessica, is making a name for herself in the art world and finding love in all the right places.

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