Book Review: Be Careful What You Wish For
I've been a fan of Jeffrey Archer for a while now. In fact one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to on Audible was A Prisoner of Birth, still to this day one of my favorite mystery novels of all time. I started reading his latest series The Clifton Chronicles and loved the first two but unfortunately the third and now forth books just haven't lived up to the series.
Be Careful What You Wish For picks up minutes after the cliffhanger from Best Kept Secret and continues down the winding road of mysteries that is a Jeffrey Archer novel. For the first two novels of the series all the twists and turns seemed justified. Unfortunately this family feud that continues in this novel just isn't as interesting a driving force as before. Sure there are reasons why the Clifton's have enemies but the lengths in which both sides go to seems extreme.
I've found all the novels enjoyable, but not with the same vigor I had at the start of the series. I'm concerned as well that the series doesn't have enough power behind it to make it to the end of the planned five book series. The good news is this novel does end with an interesting cliffhanger that leaves me just interested enough to come back again.
I sure hope Archer knows what he is doing and can turn the series around, because I still love the premise and have very fond memories of the first two novels.