Dennis Lehane (born Aug 4th, 1966) is an American author. He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon (Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film).
The highs of Rachel’s work in journalism brought her excitement, fulfilment and an outgoing husband to boot. She could not see how that could ever change. Until one wartime assignment took Rachel’s confidence, her career and the life of a young girl.
Years later with a new supportive husband, Rachel is slowly beginning to venture out again into the outside world that once judged her harshly for her on-air breakdown. Her once glittering life has appreciably narrowed since her fall from grace, but it’s a life she has been happy to live in the slow lane. Brian’s love and support has meant everything to Rachel and she has never questioned his work, his lack of friends or his constant work trips. As the fog begins to clear, Rachel realizes the warning signals were there all along.