Alice Kessler spent nine years in prison for the attempted murder of the drunk driver who killed her son. Now shes returned home to Grays Island to reconnect with the son she left behind. Her boy, Jeremy, now a sullen teenager, is wrongly accused of rape, and mother and son are thrown together in a desperate attempt to prove his innocence. Shes aided by Colin McGinty, a recovering alcoholic and 9/11 widower, also recently returned to the island in the aftermath of his grandfathers death. Colins grandfather, a famous artist, is best known for his haunting portrait, Woman in Red, which happens to be of Alices grandmother. In a tale that weaves the past with the present, we come to know the story behind the portrait, of the forbidden wartime romance between William McGinty and Eleanor Styles, and the deadly secret that bound them more tightly than even their love for each other. A secret that, more than half a century later, is about to be unburied, as Alice and Colin are drawn into a fragile romance of their own and the ghost of an enemy from long ago surfaces in the form of his grandson, the very man responsible for sending Alice to prison.
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About Eileen Goudge
Eileen Goudge is the "New York Times" bestselling author whose novels include "One Last Dance," "Garden of Lies," and "Thorns of Truth." There are more than three million copies of her books in print worldwide. She lives in New York City with her husband, entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon.
Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
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