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False Impression [Kindle Edition]

Jeffrey Archer
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)

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'As the jacket says, the "Master" is indeed back' -- Sunday Times

'Best Archer novel for some years, with plenty for the fans to admire, and a plot to keep them engrossed.’ -- Daily Mail

'Petrescu is a dashing heroine – resourceful, courageous and believable, as is Jack Delaney, the FBI man watching her.' -- Daily Mail

'Plotted with his customary skill, it moves at a breakneck, page-turning pace.' -- Daily Mail

'The latest blockbuster from Henry James's heir' -- Tom Deveson, Sunday Times

Cunning plots, silken style... Archer plays a cat and mouse game with the reader. -- New York Times

Jeffrey Archer has a gift for plot that can only be described as genius. -- Daily Telegraph

Probably the best storyteller of our age. -- Mail on Sunday

‘Energetic and twisty’ -- Daily Echo (Bournemouth)

‘False Impression is a classic Jeffrey Archer novel of twists and turns and heart-stopping intrigue’ -- Edition

Mail on Sunday

Probably the best storyteller of our age.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 468 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330418823
  • Publisher: Pan Books; New Ed edition (9 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GK20ZY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #634 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jeffrey Archer's writing career has spanned over 30 years. His first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, was an immediate bestseller in 1975. He went on to publish a string of international market-leading bestsellers including Kane & Abel, A Matter of Honour, First Among Equals and most recently A Prisoner of Birth and Paths of Glory, both of which were number one bestsellers in the UK, Australia, Canada and India. His volumes of short stories, such at Quiver Full of Arrows, Twelve Red Herrings and Cat O'Nine Tales have made him arguably the bestselling short story writer in the English language. Now published in 97 countries and more than 33 languages, Jeffrey Archer remains firmly established as one of the biggest authors of his generation with continuing global international sales surpassing 135 million copies. He is married with two children and lives in London and Granchester.

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145 of 148 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressions that last 5 April 2006
By Ramu S
Format:Hardcover
Jeffry Archer appears to have an uncanny insight into the minds of readers. He knows what they want and has enough material to sustain their interest. And his books sell in.
He established a rapport with his very first book, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, which hit the stands some quarter of a century back. He then grew in reputation with Kane And Abel and acquired eminence with First Among Equals, a treatise on the British political system. The journalist fraternity in India had then reasons to appreciate The Fourth Estate, a book relevant to the prevailing atmosphere in the country then.
A former all England sprinter who turned politician, graduated to the British Cabinet and then was elevated to a Life Peer, Archer has even lived the role of one of his main characters in First Among Equals before spending time in jail for perjury. He has certainly experienced life at various levels. But it is as an author of over a dozen novels and collection of spicy, enthralling short stories that he will always be remembered. And this reputation is what he has set out to sustain and enhance in his latest offering False Impression.
False Impression has all the ingredients which make for an Archer special. It is, however, a book with a difference. It is an old-fashioned story with modern trappings. An ancestral home in England with a wealth in property but impoverished for cash, is where the story makes a beginning and fittingly it ends there too. In between, it takes the reader criss-crossing the Atlantic, with the main character Anna Petrescu even experiencing the most modern of terror attacks while trapped in the WTO towers on 9/11.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book leaves a lasting impression..... 13 Mar 2006
By Dan
Format:Hardcover
I could not wait to read Jeffrey Archer's new book when I heard he was releaseing his first novel in some time. I've read all of his writings and have always been entertained by his ability to capture a scene and generate a story that excites and thrills. So please do not be put off by the minority who have shunned this book and go with the majority. False Impression is a well paced, well written, well researched and highly entertaining read that does well to keep the reader turning the pages and unable to put down. Jeffey Archer is back to what he is respected for, and that is writing darn good books. I'm looking foreard to his next publication which sees him return to short stories. Until then, enjoy this book.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars False Impression 3 Jun 2006
By Dr. Babus Ahmed VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have never read Archer before, but was astounded by his ability to story tell. He probably is one of the best authors I have read. The tale was accurate, enlightning and intriguing-I couldn't put it down. If you have an interest in art, this is a must read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars False Impression - jeffrey archer 24 May 2008
Format:Paperback
Good fast paced story that really gets you gripped early. Has the added drama of being set at the time of the 9/11 disaster. Main characters interesting and well described.
Well worth the read
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Light Read 25 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback
I hadn't read a Jeffrey Archer book for many years but was given this as a gift and was pleasently surprised. He hasn't lost his ability to tell a good story. Ok this is no work of literary genius but the tale moves along at a fairly fast pace and the descriptions of the events around 9/11 are good. The story centers around a corrupt banker and an art dealer and involves the FBI former eastern block criminals and a Japanese steel magnet. This is one of those books that you can read in 2 days which is just as well as it is difficult to put down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars False Impression 1 April 2009
Format:Paperback
Jeffrey Archer at his best! Very hard to put this book down until completed. Wonderful twists in the story keep you totally absorbed in the story. A must for lovers of Jeffrey Archer's writing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's good. 27 April 2009
By Mizz F
Format:Paperback
It was a good read and yes it can get confusing but most good novels do. You have to follow the plot and if you keep up with it, it is a good read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat a formula but a good read 2 April 2006
Format:Hardcover
As a holiday book that was light and engaging 20 pages at a time, with a few twists along the way I'm pleased I bought this at the airport.
Whilst very much a structured storyteller Archer has regained his early powers to draft a corker of a yarn. Whilst a bit like a Jack Higgins, nothing that fancy and one wonders a good bit of cut and paste I did enjoy it.
The end was weak with no real suprise or need for explanation of anything too much along the way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Next book please
I'm enjoying Mr Archers books again, I fell by the wayside for a while but I'm back on track and can't wait for the next book I choose, and I'm not bothered if I've read it before... Read more
Published 2 days ago by lesley bradbury
1.0 out of 5 stars Being used
An old book under a new cover,I feel ripped off! Does not make one full of confidence that Amazon is on the ball.
Published 6 days ago by thomas h
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Had me from the first few pages. I am a big Jeffrey Archer fan and have yet to be disappointed.
Published 14 days ago by MR J M WARNER
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Good Book
If you want a good read you can't go wrong than a Jeffery Archer book. Engrossed from beginning to end,always hard to put down.
Published 17 days ago by paulineray
4.0 out of 5 stars same again but good read
All his books are very similar and predictable. Even so they are all good reads. He knows how to write to hold the reader. TYHere is one exception to this comment. Read more
Published 17 days ago by H. D. Harvey-kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars False Impression
Excellent story, just as good as all the others in the series, would recommend this one to all Jeffery Archer fans
Published 20 days ago by Rosalyn_Keyford_Hallett
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent read
Typical Archer, well thought out with good insight into the fine art business. Don't read if you are looking for complexity in the plot.
Published 26 days ago by George Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling page turner
It's about 15 years since I last read an Archer novel and this has reminded me why he was always one of my favourite writers. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Carol
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story
As usual, a very good story line, and written with his unique style. I have read most of his output, and this is up to the usual standard.
Published 28 days ago by Brig R Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I really enjoyed this book. It did all that I hoped it would in the way of easy 'on the plane' reading material. Read more
Published 29 days ago by winnie
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