False Impressions: Jeffrey Archer spins a Classic

This was the first Jeffrey Archer book I had ever read and I was pretty much excited. Jeffrey Archer enjoys an amazing and untarnished reputation across the globe and across a broad audience spectrum. I started with False Impressions’

False ImpressionsThe Book starts with a brutal murder in England. And miles away, Art Valuer Anna Petrescue argues with her employer, Banker Bryce Fenston who accepts paintings as collaterals for large loans.

Anna gets fired for inquiring into her employer’s methods. She learns about Victoria Westworth, whose Van Gogh painting Fenston was after and seeks to help Victoria’s sister, Arabella with paying off Fenston’s loan without getting her throat slit.

Narrowly escaping from the terrors of 9/11, Anna makes a journey across countries as a deadly killer and an FBI agent pursue her. She hatches a plan to avoid getting killed and also to help Arabella discharge her debt.

The book sees Anna fly across countries with Fenston abreast of her every move. It is exciting to the core. There are times where you feel that the narrative will drop or you predict the way the book will go, but it surprises you in every page.

Anna escapes in an inconspicuous van and then flies to Japan to sell Victoria’s painting to a Japanese Steel Baron. The killer and the FBI Agent keep up with her every move, sometimes getting outsmarted too.

But what shocks you is the ending. It is beautifully done. Amongst the many books I have cast away for having horrid endings, this one did justice.

What happens when an assassin, the Japanese Steel Baron, Anna and Arabella are in the same house, all after the same thing, a Van Gogh painting?? This is a book you cannot resist.

3 star


My Review: 3/5

This is a book that is a MUST READ. For those who are just being introduced to the world of Fiction especially to Murder and Mystery, this is a solid start.

For those book-lovers, A good choice for a weekend read.

I definitely recommend this one. Mainly because of the chase and because of the brilliantly visual END.

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