|Only Time Will Tell- Jeffrey Archer
First things first, this book is full of plenty of Shakespearean twists in the plot. There was really no point in time until the very end where I could have told you where it was going. And that's good, since if I knew it would only make the book drag on forever.
The book did, however, drag more than I would have liked. It isn't that the book wasn't interesting, because it was once I would actually read it. The problem was that if I put the book down, it was REALLY easy to put it down and leave it there.
The story is... super complex. It revolves around the events of a boy's life, and is told from the perspective of each of the closest people in his life. The plot thickens slowly but surely, but I didn't really have my interest piqued until well into the mother's narrative. After that I found myself wanting to continue reading, but it is kind of a tough slog getting there.
Having said THAT, I will say that this is the first in a series of books following the Clifton family's dramas, so I feel like the following books will probably move more quickly, now that the basic back story has been established.
I literally can tell you very little about this book without giving something away, so you're just gonna have to go by this final statement and the rating: If you like historical fiction, especially from World War era England, this book is a good investment of your time.