Captivating and suspenseful, Best Kept Secret, the third novel in international bestseller Jeffrey Archer's outstanding the Clifton Chronicles, sees our hero Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington, brother of Harry's beloved wife Emma, become entwined in the fate of the Barrington family fortune.
It is 1945 and the House of Lords' vote on who should inherit the Barrington estate ends in a tie, casting a long shadow on the lives of those involved.
Author Harry begins to promote his novel, whilst Emma, after her father's mysterious death, searches for the girl found abandoned in his office on the night he died.
Politician Giles defends his seat in the House of Commons and finds not only his future but his family's fortune at stake. Ultimately his fate is dictated by Harry's son Sebastian, even as Sebastian himself becomes embroiled in an international art fraud.
As they move out of the shadows of war, a new generation of Cliftons and Barringtons comes to the fore, and a thrilling new episode of Jeffrey Archer's captivating family saga begins.
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Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include the Clifton Chronicles, Kane and Abel and Cat Oâ€™ Nine Tales, is one of the worldâ€™s favourite storytellers and has topped the bestseller lists around the world in a career spanning four decades. His work has been sold in 97 countries and in more than 37 languages. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries).
Jeffrey is also an art collector, sports lover, and amateur auctioneer, conducting numerous charity auctions every year. A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter.