Heads You Win

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What to expect

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer.

Leningrad, Russia, 1968.
From an early age it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they have an irreversible choice: board a container ship bound for America or one bound for Great Britain. Alexander leaves the choice to a toss of a coin . . .

In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow Alexander through triumph and defeat as he sets out on parallel lives, as Alex in New York and Sasha in London. As this unique story unfolds, both come to realize that to find their destiny they must face the past they left behind as Alexander in Russia.

With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.

Critics Review

  • The master storyteller returns with a nail-biter every bit as good as Kane and Abel – utterly enthralling

    Joanna Lumley
  • A page-turner with a memorable twist that made me shout out loud

    Daily Mail
  • Leave it to Jeffrey Archer to spin a continent-straddling, decade-spanning, fate driven yarn that weaves its way from St Petersburg to London and New York, saving its final twist for the very last page

    One of the Books of 2018, Mail on Sunday
  • Archer certainly knows how to spin a yarn. You will tear through his latest book in no time. It is a fabulous read

    Sun
  • Brilliantly conceived . . . the writing and characterizations are superb . . . A splendid novel, featuring one of Archer’s most elegantly told stories

    Booklist starred review
  • Archer draws us in with intrigue and great characters

    Daily Mirror

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