A finger-scorching page-turner - Daily Mail
Like all Hollywood screenwriters, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. But for the past eleven years, he’s tasted nothing but failure.
Living on the outskirts of Los Angeles with his wife, an out of work actress, and daughter, they struggle to get by on low paid jobs, each day bringing a fresh round of disappointment.
Then, after ten years of rejection, one of David’s scripts is bought for television and he suddenly finds that he's the creator of a hit series. Blinded by success, it isn’t long before he starts an affair with a beautiful young producer, leaving his family behind for A-list celebrity status.
Rich and successful, David is living the kind of life he always dreamed of, but when a reclusive billionaire enters into his life proposing a collaboration, he finds that one decision can destroy everything you’ve ever worked for.
If you haven’t discovered Douglas Kennedy yet, it’s about time you found out what you’ve been missing… Where Kennedy excels is in creating fundamentally flawed characters who are still likeable - Glamour
Kennedy is a clever learned writer, with a beguiling lightness of touch - The Times
Kennedy proves himself an agile and entertaining storyteller. His love stories are mature… and informed by a sympathetic sensibility that would not be out of place in a John Irving novel - Independent
This is Kennedy at his brilliant best - Daily Mirror
Author Biography: Douglas Kennedy's novels - The Dead Heart, The Big Picture, The Job, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and State of the Union - have all been highly praised bestsellers. He is also the author of three acclaimed travel books: Beyond the Pyramids, In God's Country, and Chasing Mammon.
His work has been translated into sixteen languages. In 2006 he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Born in Manhattan in 1955, he lives in London with his wife and two children.