Jeffrey Archer, the international bestselling author of A Prisoner of Birth and Kane and Abel, launches a sweeping multi-generational five-book series with Only Time Will Tell.
The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words “I was told that my father was killed in the war.” A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he’s finished school until an unexpected gift wins Harry a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school…and his life will never be the same again.
As he enters adulthood, Harry finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question, was the man even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line.
From the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of World War II, from the back alleys of Bristol to the bustling streets of New York City, Only Time Will Tell will have your turning the pages as Harry learns the truth about his father—which will determine his own fate.
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, LLC ( August 30, 2011 )
Item #: 13-460936
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.875inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I loved this book!!! I am just finishing the second in the series and am looking forward to the next one. Jeffrey Archer does not disappoint.
Having enjoyed Archers previous books, I was definately NOT dissappointed in this one...Loved the Characters! The Story kept me up and reading into the night! Looking forward to Sins of the Father!
Reviewer: Bev S
Read them both ,great read . Loved the characters ,can't wait for the third one.
I just happened to pick this book up at a used book sale. And got instantly hooked from the beginning. Couldn't put it down! I felt a great connection to the characters, and their different perspectives through out the entire book. When I bought it, I didn't realize it was book 1 of a 5-part series. Which explains the cliffhanger ending! I read the entire book within a weekend. Couldn't put it down!