Five Days giveaway

Five daysFrom the internationally bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness comes a poignant and profound American love story.

How long does it take to fall in love?

For twenty years, Laura has been a good wife and a good mother. She's supported her husband through redundancy, she's worried about her son, and she's encouraged her daughter. She's stopped thinking about all the places she'd like to go and all the books she'd like to talk about. She's not unhappy, exactly. She's not that self-indulgent. As anyone would tell you, Laura is wonderfully constant, caring, and selfless. She's certainly an expert at putting on a brave face.

But a chance meeting in a hotel lobby and the five days that follow remind Laura of the young woman she used to be and the woman she could have become.

Is it ever too late to have the life you wanted? Or do we owe it to ourselves to pursue the promise of happiness?

Two people. Five days. One life-changing decision.

'A brilliant meditation on regret, fidelity, family, and second chances that will have you breathlessly turning pages to find out what happened in the past and what will happen next.' 
Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club

'Kennedy is the absolute master at love stories with heart-stopping twists.' The Times

About the author

Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy's previous novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly praised travel books. His work has been translated into 22 languages. In 2006 he was awarded the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Born in Manhattan in 1955, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin, Montreal and Maine.


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