BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Jeffrey Archer is the fourth volume in the Clifton Chronicles.
Archer left us with quite the cliffhanger last year when he ended THE BEST KEPT SECRET. Harry Clifton and his wife Emma were not certain who died in a fatal car crash involving their son Sebastian. We had to wait a year to find out.
Well, there’s never a dull moment in an Archer novel. The story hits the street running right from the start. We’re off, just like a shot. Thank God that we don’t have to be kept waiting.
One of the things I love the most about Jeffrey Archer’s novels is the quick pace and the depth of the characters. I know I feel like I know them quite well after four novels. Some of the characters are well-loved, while others are just despicable.
In this novel Harry and Emma’s daughter Jessica comes to the forefront. Her love of art and her talent are extraordinary in someone so young. She’s so full of life. And love. But evil rains down on the family. And they are once more the prey of Don Pedro Martinez.
Just when you think you can feel what is going to happen next, pow, Archer inserts a twist or a turn. And you’re left shaking your head, wondering what happened.
As the Clifton and Barrington families enter the sixties, you will find them in love, seeking revenge, and striving to keep all their heads’ above water.
Not to be missed. The fifth and final novel in this fabulous series will arrive next year about this time. I’m sure the end will be a blockbuster!
My review copy came from St. Martin’s Press. Thank you so much!