The Blue Hour


Now on sale in the US and Canada.

UK Title: The Heat of Betrayal

Praise for The Blue Hour:

“Once again, Douglas Kennedy shows that he is the undisputed master of the woman-in-peril rollercoaster ride of a tale…As well as being a gripping thriller, this book poses a universal question: how far are we prepared to go in pursuit of the truth, and do we really want the answers when we find them?”

— Louise Doughty, author of APPLE TREE YARD

“Douglas does it again! This is the kind of novel you absolutely cannot put down, the kind that gets your pulse racing, to such an extent you have to switch off your phone, ignore your entourage, and devour to the very end. Brilliantly compelling, startling, and exotic, definitely one of Kennedy's best works.”

— Tatiana de Rosnay, bestselling author of SARAH'S KEY

“Morocco—vividly described—is a shock of heat, smells, and searing colors…. Kennedy is one of the few writers to understand that people in love are basically insane; this love story darkens into a thriller as the methodical Robin pursues the truth. Romance noir, superbly written.”

— The Times (London)

“Kennedy has a knack for portraying characters readers love to hate.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“The best book about Morocco since THE SHELTERING SKY. Completely absorbing and atmospheric.”

— Philip Kerr, author of the BERNIE GUNTHER series

“Douglas writes with verve, and plot twists, several sharply drawn characters and an exotic local give the novel a cinematic quality. Hand this to readers looking for a page-turner with a strong female protagonist.”

— Booklist