Douglas Kennedy's previous twelve novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books. The Big Picture was filmed with Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve; The Woman in the Fifth with Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. In 2007 he was awarded the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2009 the inaugural Grand Prix de Figaro. Born in Manhattan in 1955, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin, Maine and New York.
This novel is a page-turner with a relentless pace -- Kate Saunders
* The Times *
Has a strangely mesmerising effect . . . absolutely excellent. * New Statesman *
Kennedy is skilled at zigzag plotting, blending domestic twists with turns created by global affairs. * Observer *
An ambitious tale from a reliably compelling story teller. * Sunday Mirror *
Douglas Kennedy sensitively engages with issues that still affect America to this day and creates a story with realism and heart * Woman's Weekly *