by Jeffrey Archer
I have been asked many times by my friends to read books by Jeffrey Archer. But somehow or the other, I just couldn’t pick any of them.
Many thanks to Pan Macmillan as they so graciously sent over Lord Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Nothing Ventured’ my way to review. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have ever read him.
So I jumped head-on, with apprehensions in my heart as it was the first time I was reading any of his work. And what pleasant jolt of a surprise it was. Yeah, surprised I was.
Ask me why?
Firstly, this book was simply incredible! From the first chapter, I was tongue-tied. There was nothing in it to crib about.
This page-turning saga ‘Nothing Ventured’ is book one of ‘Warwick Series’. In this book, Jefferey Archer introduces detective William Warwick. I must say this book was a brilliant start to I hope an even better series. Though while reading this book, you have to keep one thing in mind
This is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective
Indeed, this is a story of William Warwick, who has for the longest time wanted to be a detective, and much to his father, a famous barrister Sir Julian Warwick QC’s dismay joins London’s Metropolitan Police force. Whence starts his journey as a detective amidst all the twists and turns.
The master storyteller knows how to keep his readers enthralled through the simple yet captivating storyline. It is so vividly told, extraordinarily engaging and hilarious at times. The brilliant narrative style of Jeffrey Archer is simply going to blow your mind with electrifying courtroom dramas, – I am sure nobody has done it better than Archer. No offense to others – shrouded with mystery throughout. There was so much going on in the story – policing, romance, court proceedings – however, regardless you don’t get befuddled by them. Furthermore, the light easy banter between the Warwick family sealed the deal form me. It worked like a cherry on top of an amazing cake.
I loved how the author penned his characters into the story. Each character had a distinct persona. They had so much depth and emotions that at one point, I felt like I seriously got entangled in their events. The characters enriched the story more.
Also read: I read this book in one sitting!
Do I recommend this book?
Yes, I highly recommended ‘Nothing Ventured’ to those who love Courtroom dramas, police procedural series, and thrilling suspense. Sure to raise your hackles and make you breathless. This book has earned a 5 out of 5 stars for the Author Jeffrey Archer’s sheer story writing style and character build-up.
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About the Author
Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.
He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married to Mary Archer, a scientist specializing in solar power. Outside politics, he is a novelist, playwright, and short-story writer.
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