Jeffrey Archer exhibits his finest storytelling abilities in his latest book, the first installment in his new series, The Clifton Chronicles. The story begins in 1920 in Bristol, England, and appears to read as a coming-of-age novel. Eventually, though, it unfolds into a brilliant portrayal of lies, betrayal, hidden motives and intricate plotting. ONLY TIME WILL TELL grabs the reader’s intense interest in the first chapter, with Harry Clifton as a young boy loitering around the shipping docks. Harry’s uncle works there, as did his deceased father.