Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer (ARC Review)

Format: Physical ARC

Source: Publisher/LoveReading UK

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

Publication Date: 19th October 2021

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

An unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer.


In London, the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit—a cold case squad—to catch the criminals nobody else can. 

In Geneva, millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner—convicted of forgery and theft—was pronounced dead two months ago. So why is his unscrupulous lawyer still representing a dead client? 

On a luxury liner en route to New York, the battle for power at the heart of a wealthy dynasty is about to turn to murder.

And at the heart of all three investigations are Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick, rising star of the department, and ex-undercover agent Ross Hogan, brought in from the cold. 

But can they catch the killers before it’s too late?

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My Thoughts & Review

It’s been such a long time since I’ve  read a Jeffery Archer book in fact the last time I read one over 6 or 7 years ago, and was excited to give another one of his books a go.

I have to admit I was a little confused at the start of this book but honestly that was nothing to do with the plot or characters, but it was entirely my fault, as once again I failed to check whether this was part of a series or not. In fact, it turns out that this is the 4th book in the Detective William Warwick series, and I haven’t read any of the previous books.

This was an interesting read, and one that I flew through quite quickly. But I do feel like the plot jumped around a little too much, as there are multiple cases/storylines to follow. Although the cases are somewhat different I thought they were a little incomplete and they didn’t quite flow together, for me and felt like I was reading two separate books.

I thought the characters were well written but once again I failed to connect with any of them, and again I think this is due to the fact that I haven’t read any of the previous books, and felt like I didn’t know enough about them. I honestly think if I had read this series in order I would be able to connect with them more.

This was a good read and one I would definitely recommend to anyone who is a Jeffrey Archer fan or anyone that likes reading similar books. But I do highly recommend you read the previous books in the series first.

I would like to thank LoveReading UK and the publishers HarperCollins UK for my physical ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating


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    • Thanks Tessa!! It’s so annoying when I do that, but then I think publishers should say that it’s part of a series too so that we know. I only found out when I added it to my Goodreads shelves!

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      • I completely agree. At first I thought it was me – that I wasn’t paying enough attention – but then I started to take notice and realized they rarely indicate it on NetGalley.

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