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False Impression

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Back on track

Although some might say it's nothing new, with goodies and baddies chasing each other through various countries, False Impression has sufficient convolutions to keep you reading, and the pace increases as you read. Typical Archer stuff, a good story

posted by Anonymous on March 19, 2008

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Starts Strong - Runs out of Gas

This story hits the ground running with a good deal of excitement and international mystery. The ending becomes clear about 3/4 of the way in, and I found myself scanning to the end. But - an enjoyable read on a cross country flight - or for the beach.

posted by Anonymous on March 13, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2007

    Not up to par for Archer

    The ending was a predictable fizzle, almost as if the characters each had a boring script from which to read their next moves. Lacked the good plotting and rich characterization of A Dangerous Fortune, one of my favorite Archer yarns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2007


    I don't understand how anyone can think that this book was any good at all. I have read all of Jeffrey Archers' books and this one didn't even get close to the others. It was predictable and really embarrassing at times. The characters were flat and unconvincing and the repetitions endless. I feel cheated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2006

    One more on the band wagon

    A famous painting on the cover of a murder mystery ¿ sound familiar? Throw in the most traumatic date in our lifetime - 9/11/01 ....although the story could have taken place any other time in the history. 9/11 is merely a plot-twist in the book ¿ a coincidence to what would otherwise be another run-of-the-mill, cat-and-mouse murder mystery. In the new ¿The Thomas Crown affair¿ towards the end, the police detective says that he does not care about an impressionistic painting that was stolen and returned while NYC is riddled with all the other crimes and miseries. That was in ordinary times. In backdrop of 9/11, as a reader I felt even less compelled to care about a Van Gogh and people who own, steal or care about it. To be fair, the actual descent and escape of Anna and others from the plane-hit North Tower is a riveting read. They are the only 6-8 pages that are `page-turners¿ in a 350 page novel.

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