*A fiendishly clever, yet serious tale of middle-class frustration that will touch anyone who has ever wanted to escape their life. The Thriller goes into a new domain - The Real World.
On the face of it, Ben Bradford is your standard Wall Street hot shot - Junior partner in a legal firm, 6 figure income, wife and two young kids straight out of a Gap catalogue. But along with the WASP lifestyle comes the sting - Ben hates it. He wants - has always wanted - to be a photographer. When he discovers his wife is playing outside the ground, the consequences of a moment of madness force him to question not just the design of his life but the price of fulfilment. Because finding yourself means nothing when you're pretending to be someone else. From the picket fences of yuppie New England to Montana's untouchable splendour, THE BIG PICTURE spans states and states of mind in a thrilling novel of genuine originality.
Palm-tingling sensation ... captivating ... a completely convincing imaginative performance ... enthralling - THE TIMES
THE HORSE WHISPERER recast by Patricia Highsmith ... a compulsive page-turner and a dark moral fable - MAIL ON SUNDAY
Kennedy's skill is to send you racing down the slope of sheer story - ESQUIRE
A ferociously plotted, hip and funny thriller - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Douglas Kennedy is the author of THE JOB, THE BIG PICTURE, THE DEAD HEART (now being filmed by the makers of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT) and three travel books, BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS, IN GOD'S COUNTRY and CHASING MAMMON. Born in New York City in 1955, he lives in London with his wife and two children.