By Jeffrey Archer
From the across the world bestselling writer of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the 1st in an bold new sequence that tells the tale of 1 kinfolk throughout generations, throughout oceans, from heartbreak to triumph.
The epic story of Harry Clifton’s lifestyles starts in 1920, with the phrases “I used to be instructed that my father was once killed within the war.” A dock employee in Bristol, Harry by no means knew his father, yet he learns approximately existence at the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to hitch him on the shipyard as soon as he’s left tuition. yet then an unforeseen present wins him a scholarship to an unique boys’ tuition, and his lifestyles seriously isn't a similar again.
As he enters into maturity, Harry eventually learns how his father particularly died, however the lousy fact in basic terms leads him to question, was once he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his entire existence at the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West kingdom society, whose relatives owns a transport line?
This introductory novel in Archer’s formidable sequence The Clifton Chronicles encompasses a forged of colourful characters and takes us from the ravages of the good conflict to the outbreak of the second one global battle, while Harry needs to come to a decision even if to take in a spot at Oxford or sign up for the military and visit struggle with Hitler’s Germany. From the docks of working-class England to the bustling streets of 1940 ny urban, Only Time Will Tell takes readers on a trip via to destiny volumes, as a way to carry to existence 100 years of modern background to bare a kin tale that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself may ever have imagined.
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Not by the facts, but by his own instincts. Presumed Guilty 55 Logic, evidence, told him that Miranda Wood was the killer. Why did he have such a hard time believing it? The doubts had started a week ago, in that police station hallway. He’d watched the whole interrogation. He’d heard her denials, her lame explanations. He hadn’t been swayed. But when they’d come face-to-face in the hall, and she’d looked him straight in the eye, he’d felt the first stirrings of doubt. Would a murderess meet his gaze so unflinchingly?
His employees, for instance. ” “Yes. ” She let out a deep breath, as though relieved that the most painful part of her confession was finished. ” “I felt more…betrayed. ” “So for a month you walked around mad at Mr. ” “Sometimes. Mostly I felt stupid. And then he wouldn’t 38 Tess Gerritsen leave me alone. ” She looked up sharply. ” “No! ” She was sobbing now, screaming out her denials. The sound of her own voice echoed like some alien cry in that stark box of a room. She dropped her head into her hands and leaned forward on the table.
No more hysterics since that day at the police station. She looked cool and in control, which is how he’d always remembered her from their childhood. Evelyn the ice queen. “There’s the matter of the fingerprints,” said Tibbetts. ” asked Chase. ” “That’s the problem. The knife handle was wiped clean. Now, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s this crime of passion, see? She uses her own knife. Pure impulse. ” “She must be brighter than you think,” Evelyn said, sniffing. ” asked Chase. “The suspect herself.