The Spiral Path (Circle of Friends, #2)

The Spiral Path (Circle of Friends, #2)

by Mary Jo Putney

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BN ID: 2940154740941
Publisher: Pandamax Press
Publication date: 05/25/2017
Series: Circle of Friends , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 134,214
File size: 694 KB

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The Spiral Path 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Kenzie Scott is a famous actor and currently divorcing Raine Marlowe. They loved each other a lot but now they're both pulling away. She wants to direct an adaptation of a book and wants him as the lead. He agrees before he reads it and when he realises that some of the story will rip open old wounds he tries to back out, she refuses to let him.Working together also makes them look again at their relationship.It's pretty predictable but it's a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each one is a stand alone and should be considered a Classic. This author has been added to my favorites llist. Each book is an emotional rollercoaster, but keep the kleenex handy for this one. Every review so far is absolutely true. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down. Well developed characters and plot. One of her best.
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SnowbirdAZ More than 1 year ago
This is the first Mary Jo Putney book I've read, but will not be my last. Totally held my interest and kept me up reading most of the night.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read most of MaryJo Putney's historical books and enjoyed all of them. I was a little reluctant to read one of her contempory novels. I thought they would surely lose something in their modern settings. Was I ever wrong!! 'The Spiral Path' had all the warmth and substance of all her other books. Her characters are so real, so human. She draws you in so that you can't put the book down until the very end, and then reluctantly. I can't wait to start 'The Burning Point'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a advid reader, it is often difficult to find books that really grip you emotionally. This book was such a book. At times, I had to put the book down, as my empathy for Kenzie overcame me. It is not a book for someone looking for a romantic read, but it is a story of how the human spirt can overcome the worst, and find peace and love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for the story of Raine and Kenzie since Burning Point came out. I really enjoy the author's way of writing about emotional and not always comfortable subjects. As I was reading, and starting to realize the subject matter, I was wondering how the author would tackle this, and was thoroughly captivated til the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Spiral Path is a deeply, emotional story that gripped me from the beginning. British actor Kenzie Scott must overcome the traumas of a his childhood and find a way to heal the deep wounds if he is to have any hope of reconciling with his soon to be ex-wife. With deft skill, Putney moves the reader back and forth through time, using flashbacks to tell the the beginning of Kenzie Scott and Raine Marlowe¿s relationship and marriage. Through the filming of the movie, we see Kenzie slowly come apart as the horrors that befall his movie character begin to force Kenzie to face the ghosts of his own past. Raine is also forced to confront some ghosts of her own. Her inability to completely trust, her fear of loving someone also hold her back in her relationship with Kenzie. The metaphor of a labyrinth runs throughout this book. It becomes the focal point for Kenzie as he tries to put his life back together. But it also describes the twists and turns of the plot. Just when you think you¿ve reached a climatic point, as in a maze you turn the corner and realize there¿s more waiting. Even so, I didn't feel that this book lost its energy, and the story lingered in my memory long after I finished the last page. As a longtime fan of Putney¿s historical work, I've also become a fan of her contemporaries. They are definite keepers.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Kenzie Marlow is a great British actor who is a top Hollywood moneymaker. Though he loves her, he is allowing his wife Raine Scott, a highly regarded actress, to divorce him, after she caught him in bed with a co-star. He also hides his ugly past from her. While not quite as reticent, she too hid much of her childhood from him.

Raine visits Kenzie to ask him to star in the movie she will soon direct based on a Victorian novel ¿The Centurion¿. He would star as John Randall who falls in love, fights one last campaign overseas, but is captured by his enemy. He comes home broken, but considered a hero. Kenzie recognizes too much of himself in the character but cannot help but agree to do the movie for his beloved Raine. During the shooting that tortures Kenzie, their love still shines but proves not enough for them to reconcile. However, when the tabloids reveal Kenzie¿s past, will Raine stay by his side to help him heal so love can blossom between them once again?

THE SPIRAL PATH is an extremely emotional tale starring a scarred hero filled with angst and a devastating childhood that dominates the tale though Raine too has family problems too. The use of flashbacks to portray the events of four years ago slows down the engaging plot. Still most readers will agree that Mary Jo Putney provides a deep character study relationship drama that grips the hearts of the audience from start to Finish.

Harriet Klausner