A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer

Published November 2, 2009

A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer

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My father lent me this book, and I hadn’t even realised Jeffrey Archer was writing again. I previously read his Kane & Abel series which were really good, but that was quite a long time ago, and I struggle to remember things that far back!

Both my parents had read this, and both told me it was essentially unputdownable. My mother read it in both condensed and then full length format. I was expecting great things. I wasn’t disappointed.

It really is a page turner, and yet at the same time there is so much detail that does nothing other than get you right into the heart of the book. The descriptions of life in prison are incredible, and clearly taken from his real life experience. Apparently this book is a reworking of the classic Count of Monte Cristo, which I am only vaguely aware of. I will have to give that one a go.

I don’t want to spoil anything by giving too much plot away, but it is safe to say Danny is wrongly convicted of murder and goes to great lengths to try and prove his innocence. That’s as much as I can say because I recommend this book to one and all and don’t want to give anything away.

Rating: Unrated

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