Sunday, 13 July 2008

The Spiral Path by Mary Jo Putney

Synopsis :

Actress Raine Marlowe needs her estranged husband, action hero Kenzie Scott, to star in her directorial debut in order to secure financing. Although he never believed he could sustain a marriage, he still loves Raine and agrees without reading the script. Too late, Kenzie discovers that his role touches on his darkest secrets, and that playing it may tear apart his fragile emotional stability. Raine, too, has unresolved issues from a troubled childhood, and her directorial challenges are further complicated when her leading actress bows out at the last moment. The couple's fire and ice relationship is put to the test when she takes over the costarring role. Meanwhile, a vicious tabloid reporter launches a public campaign to uncover the past Kenzie has gone to great lengths to conceal.

I just loved this book ,it have a very melancholic atmosphere ,it's quite slow and very well written.
Kenzie remind me of Brad Pitt in Sleeper ,he let is life goes by without living it.
The only reason it's not a DIK for me it's that you guess quite early on what the big past is all about but M-J Putney drag the mystery on and on ,so you keep waiting for the big secret to blow but it never does which is quite annoying.
Also minor thing ,i hate when a author change the rules at her convenience ,if you have decided that each paragraph contain a point of view ,you stick to it!
The ending was a bit too much also, knowing that they are happy is enough, i don't need that much sugar.
And since when comparing hand is as good as a DNA test?huh?

GRADE : 4/5


Kristie (J) said...

I read this one when it first came out and I found it very poignant. It's one of the few books that made me want to cry.

pidute said...

The atmosphere is what i like the best ,it really make you want to cry.
You can see they love each other but they don't know how to talk .

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