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Unexpectedly good storytelling
on 7 January 2017
To set this review in context, I generally prefer novels to short stories and I'm not keen on Jeffery Archer as a person or for his politics. I've recently discovered his talent as an author and enjoyed the Clifton Chronicles series. I have to admit he's an astonishing and gifted storyteller, with a knack for pulling the reader into the heart of the plot. I know he won an award for his short stories and bought this to try them.
They're brilliant. It's not easy to write a gripping short, but each of these tales is tight, with a highly plausible scenario that turns out to be something quite different at the end, hence the punning twist in the tale. These are bite sized shorts; well written and good to devour over a coffee or lunch. I whizzed through them and was disappointed when I clicked the last page. Each one took my by surprise and each had me totally immersed within a few pages. A great mixed selection.