How exciting! Jeffrey Archer brings us the first book in a new trilogy. ONLY TIME WILL TELL begins this exciting saga in England, 1919.
Harry Clifton was told his father had been killed in the war. His mother Maisie had good reason to ensure Harry always believed that. And so the story begins.
I have to liken Jeffrey Archer’s writing to Ken Follett. Archer’s first novel, KANE AND ABEL, was a truly remarkable story. Was made into a mini series many years ago. I loved it. Read some of Archer’s novels over the years but none seemed to quite compare to KANE AND ABEL, until now.
The story of Harry Clifton takes place before WW11 broke out. The people in England were still actually feeling the pains from the first great war.
Harry shows the promise of intelligence from an early age, and is mentored by several influential people. Thus begins the cast of real “characters” that make this big story so, well, big. The mystery of the father turns out to be the core of the saga. What happened to him? To what length will a mother go to to protect her son from harm?
What happens when Harry falls in love with his best friend’s sister? And how is this novel going to continue through two more? You will be on the edge of your seat the last 100 pages of this page-turner.
I will certainly not call Archer a literary writer. But he shows with ONLY TIME WILL TELL that he is back and in the running for one of the best story-tellers ever. Shocking events, characters that you will care about. And open-ended plots. You will be anxious to read the next installment. I can hardly believe I have to wait for the next book to see what is happening. Maddening! Can’t wait.