85. The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy (1997)
Length: 374 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 7 September 2014
Finished: 10 September 2014
Where did it come from? From my mailman’s wife who was getting rid of some books.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 7 September 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and Douglas Kennedy is a new author for me.
Ben Bradford is a successful Wall Street lawyer living a comfortable life: living in the affluent suburbs of Connecticut; married to a beautiful woman named Beth, father to two healthy, handsome little boys, with a partnership in a prestigious law firm. His life certainly seems enviable, but scratch the surface of Ben Bradford’s ostensibly perfect life, and you’d find a deeply unhappy man – teetering on the precipice of a mid-life crisis. His job is an absolute snore; he’d much rather be at home, in his private darkroom, pursuing his true passion of photography. In fact, Ben is completely worn down by living the corporate daily grind, and Beth seems like she simply doesn’t like him anymore.
Heartbroken by the sudden revelation that Beth is having an affair with the next door neighbor, Ben begins to panic. Desperate to keep his crumbling marriage together, he tries everything he can think of to reconcile with his wife. However, all his efforts at reconciliation are rebuffed; Beth wants a divorce. When an unexpected confrontation with his wife’s lover suddenly turns ugly, a split second is all it takes to change Ben’s life forever, leaving him with only one way out of his predicament. But if he takes it, there will be no turning back…
While this is the first book that I’ve ever read by Douglas Kennedy, I do have one more of his books sitting on my bookshelf. I absolutely loved The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy – it was well-written, edgy and dramatic – in my opinion, just an overall thrilling story. I give this book an A+!
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight