Books by Douglas Kennedy

FIVE DAYS by Douglas Kennedy
Released: April 30, 2013

"Despite some character underdevelopment, a fine tale of lives re-examined."
Two middle-aged, ordinary Mainers have an opportunity to alter their lives through love. Read full book review >
TEMPTATION by Douglas Kennedy
THRILLERS
Released: April 24, 2012

"The pages turn at such a blistering pace that readers will happily overlook the improbable plot."
A Hollywood writer, not content with adequate wealth, aims for filthy lucre with disastrous results. Read full book review >
THE MOMENT by Douglas Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"Despite his rambling pace, Kennedy's evocative prose makes the eventual spellbinding finish worth the trip."
An American writer is prompted by receipt of a mysterious package to reflect upon the pivotal moment of his life. Read full book review >
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by Douglas Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"The prolific Kennedy (Leaving the World, 2010, etc.), known mainly in the U.K. and France, deserves a wider readership in his native United States."
Ex-pat Kennedy's stateside calling card is a ponderous tale of doomed love set in McCarthy-era Manhattan. Read full book review >
THE JOB by Douglas Kennedy
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 1998

"Even so, Kennedy dishes up this familiar fare with enough pizzazz to keep you reading long after you've worked out every single twist two steps ahead of the hapless hero. ($500,000 ad/promo [with The Big Picture]; author tour)"
An up-and-coming ad exec tossed out on his ear finds a new job that's a bargain with the Devil, in a glossy, fast-moving, by-the-numbers thriller from Douglas (The Big Picture, 1997). Read full book review >
THE BIG PICTURE by Douglas Kennedy
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 1997

"A startlingly unoriginal story whipped up by Kennedy's overdrive pacing and mastery of detail. (First printing of 400,000; Literary Guild selection; $750,000 ad/promo)"
 Kennedy's well-hyped debut showcases a Connecticut lawyer who loses his designer life to a moment of murderous rage—and then squirms frantically to avoid retribution. Read full book review >