The third book in Jeffery Archer’s saga of the Clifton and Barrington families – Best Kept Secret – resolves the inheritance issues from the second book, and introduces the next generation. Sebastian, son of Emma Barrington and Harry Clifton, manages to uphold the family drama with his own escapades; one involves Third Reich money laundered through a South American villain. Beware – the ending is another cliff hanger, but since the principals of soap operas rarely die, the probable outcome is predictable.
My library request was granted the day before I was to leave on a trip. Thinking I would savor the easy drama on my red-eye flight, I checked out the “hot pick” (due back in 7 days) – but couldn’t resist and read the book in a sitting the night before leaving. Fast-paced fun family drama with a few diversions in the simple plotting. If you are a fan, this book is the midpoint in the series, and Archer doesn’t keep readers waiting long for the next installment.
Reviews for Books One and Two: