Jeffery Archer : Short story books

Jeffery Archer has a knack for the art of storytelling and his books have been bestsellers for years.

One unique feature about his short story collections is the twist in the ending of a story. A reader does not know what Archer really means to tell us until the very end.

Today I’ll be looking at three of his short story books :

  • A Twist in the Tale
  • A Quiver full of Arrows
  • Twelve Red Herrings

All three of these books fall under the genre of fictional mystery.

Examples of this creative and genius writing are in the books – A Twist in the Tale and A Quiver full of Arrows. These books are a collection of 12 or more short stories by Jeffery Archer. None of the stories last more than a few pages but involve jolts of suspense and a web of deception. The stories are built to change the whole narrative in less than a few lines, at the very end.

Twelve Red Herrings was a disappointment compared to the other two. None of the short stories stood out or sparked any enthusiasm. They were very slow and did not have a strong storyline.

Out of the three books, A Twist in the Tale is a recommend.


One small slip up and the killer is found .

Or is he?

Naomi Hannah has been blind since birth.She has tried to end everything multiple times but has no courage to do so.

She stumbles upon a body of a woman who is covered in blood.She senses that she is not alone.

She knows that the killer is standing right there.

Why was she left alive ? 

The small claustrophobic town is on its toes to find who committed this gruesome crime particularly  after the disaster of Haley Miller’s disappearance -20 years ago.

It’s a twisted tale of corruption ,murder and power.

It’s a small town where everyone is stepping on each others toes.People know things they are not supposed to.

Whereas some are blind to it all.

When Noami becomes the number one suspect , Detective Sergeant Marcus Campbell is on a mission to unearth the dirty and frightening secret of this town,with or without help.

Little do they know that the killer is right under their noses.

This book is an absolute page turner.A psychological thriller that reels you in.

You just cannot read this book fast enough.

Jack Jordan is an artist who makes the book come alive through the turmoil inside a blind girl’s head.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Genre- Psychological thriller ,murder

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Reading time -2 min 

It takes just one sentence to change the entire story.


Eden is happily married and has a perfect life with Aaron until they decided to start a family.Eden longs to hold the hand of a child.

IVF procedures,blood tests and more fertility treatments only leading to a misconception every single time.

Eden has seen her life crumble before her eyes ,time and again.She has now turned into an addict who needs her daily fix.She NEEDS to hold a child.She has reached the brink of a psychological disillusion and  possibly losing her mind.


Jessie is a insomniac.She hasn’t slept in a week and could die.

The world record is 11 days.

When Jessie carries out her mother’s dying wish to truly find herself ,she discovers that Jessie Sloane does not exist.Her social security number turns up in the dead persons database.

Jessie has started hallucinating.She hears voices and sees things.But she just has one question mind?Who is really Jessie Sloane and what does the picture her mother has hidden in the wall of their house have anything to do with it?

The story is written through the perspective of these two woman-Eden and Jessie who’s lives intersect one another in the most thrilling way.

Rating – 4 out of 5 

Genre -Psychological thriller

A book that keeps you gripped and hungry for more.

A shout out to Anushka Rai and Meenakshi Viswanathan who are as crazy about books as I am.Thank you for your part in my journey.

White Bones Book Review


– Graham Masterton


Eleven women buried in one grave.On a desolate farm.Stripped off their flesh,to reveal just their white bones.All dating back to 1915

A story that revolves around mythology,ancient rituals and superstitious beliefs .This book will give you goosebumps and send shivers down your spine.

Now 2 more women are found dead ,the same way.Flesh removed and buried.And there is none but one lead,A small doll tied to their bones.

Read as Katie Maguire find this monster.This person whose heart is made of stone and oozes black.

Hang onto every word as time is running out.

You will never see it coming

Beautiful,revolting and mesmerising all in one book.

Rating 4.8/5


A book that grips you the start to the end.

GENRE-Thriller,mythology,crime,murder mystery



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They would only be gone for a few hours.The party was just next door.The baby monitor was on.the  would check on her every half hour.

Everything should be okay ..

Boy were they wrong !

Hold on tight as Shari Lapena takes you through a gripping and chilling tale of a couple whose baby daughter is missing and the kidnapper has left no clue behind expect for the baby’s onesie.

Everybody has their secrets.Some more deadly  than others.

Here nothing is what you see .Here you can’t trust anybody

Follow the story as it begins to unravel disturbing ,bone chilling and  suspenseful events.

Conclusion-A gripping tale from beginning to the end.Must finish in one sitting.

Genre-Crime,Mystery ,Murder 

Rating-4 out of 5