Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy is the author of eleven novels, including the international bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, Leaving the World and The Moment.  His twelfth novel, The Heat of Betrayal, will be released 23 April 2015 in the UK and 7 May 2015 in France as Mirage (with an American publication in Feb 2014 under the title, The Blue Hour).  More than 14 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide and his work has been translated into 22 languages.  In 2007, he received the French decoration of  Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres .  Several of his novels have been filmed, including The Big Picture (starring Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve) and The Woman in the Fifth (with Ethan Hawke and Kristen Scott Thomas).  He is currently working on his thirteenth novel.


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“A gripping emotional rollercoaster, pressing so many buttons it’s likely to have readers examining their own what-might-have-beens.”

— London Daily Mail

“I have never read a male author would could so flawlessly write in a woman's voice...Douglas Kennedy writes so beautifully that he leaves me craving more...”

— Goodreads Review

“With FIVE DAYS, Douglas Kennedy has crafted a brilliant meditation on regret, fidelity, family, and second chances that will have you breathlessly turning pages to find out what happened in the past and what will happen next. At once heartbreaking and hopeful, it is a powerful new work of fiction by an internationally acclaimed writer at the height of his powers.”

— Will Schwalbe, author of THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB

“The prolific Kennedy explores his favored themes of mortality, love, and loss in this fluidly written tale. Deftly depicting how certain choices can unexpectedly narrow a life, instead of expanding it, he has much to say about the nature of happiness, the difficulty of change, and the great divide between obligation and desire.”

— Booklist

“Be careful what you wish for. FIVE DAYS is a a beautifully crafted contemporary tale of love forsaken and redeemed.”

— Goodreads Review

“A fine tale of lives re-examined.”

— Kirkus

“Five Days is a beautifully told contemporary story of an ordinary woman who changes her life in the wake of personal heartbreak, reminiscent of Body Surfing by Anita Shreve, set in coastal Maine.”

— Goodreads Review