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Woman in Red

A Novel
ISBN-10: 1593154445
ISBN-13: 9781593154448
356 pages
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$24.95 US · $29.95 CAN
Rights: US & Canada
Published: June 2007
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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 prison.


"Eileen Goudge, always wonderful, has written her best book yet. Woman in Red is both sweeping and intimate, a broad canvas of time and place, and a tender family portrait. I held my breath from the first page, and couldn’t put the book down until I reached the last. Be prepared: this novel will tear your heart out. It’s nothing short of brilliant." —New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice

"Fast paced, intricately plotted, and multi-layered, Woman in Red is a compelling novel about loss, loyalty, love, and the high price of redemption. Eileen Goudge has created a fascinating character in Alice, a woman striving to undo the harm she's done in the past and to reconnect with the family she left behind. Once you start this wonderful book, you won't be able to put it down."
New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah

"Eileen Goudge has crafted a beautiful tale of loss, redemption and hope. Woman in Red is a masterpiece."
New York Times best-selling author Barbara Delinsky

"A gifted writer with an eye for telling detail." —Chicago Tribune

"Goudge keeps you cheering." —People

"Goudge…reminds us of the delights to be had in the explorations of the improbable."
New York Times Book Review

"When it comes to pacing, suspense, and control, Eileen Goudge is a pro." —New York Newsday
Eileen Goudge
Sandy Kenyon
About Eileen Goudge
Eileen Goudge is the New York Times best-selling 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.

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