About the Book
About the Book
New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge comes
WOMAN IN RED, a powerful story of love and redemption and what one
woman will do to overcome the buried secrets of her past.
Alice Kessler spent nine years in prison for the attempted murder
of the drunk driver who killed her son. Now she’s returned
home to Gray’s 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. She’s aided by Colin McGinty,
a recovering alcoholic and 9/11 widower, also recently returned to
the island in the aftermath of his grand-father’s death.
Colin’s grandfather, a famous artist, is best known for his
haunting portrait, “Woman in Red,” which happens to be
of Alice’s 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
WOMAN IN RED © Copyright 2011 by Eileen Goudge. Reprinted with
permission by Vanguard Press. All rights reserved.