Jeffrey Archer is one of my favorite authors and I love to find one of his novels that I have not read in a bargain rack. Sons of Fortune was one such find. As is my M.O. for novels I really hate to give too much away in the review. I often feel that even the inside cover gives away too much. I’ll tiptoe around a little by telling you that this is the story about two men who share a secret that even they do not know. The mystery is, of course, whether they ever find out the secret. The novel started out a little slow for me and primarily jumps between the two main characters. By the halfway point, however, I was hooked and desperately trying to figure out what was going to happen. I got a few, but not all. The near ending was somewhat predictable, but Archer made me skim an earlier portion of the book to find out the real ending. It was well played.
You cannot go wrong with any of Jeffrey Archer’s writings and while this is not my favorite it is still worth reading…especially on a cold winter night.