From the New York
Times bestselling author and one of the most compelling writers of
contemporary fiction comes a powerful story about love and redemption, and what
one woman will do to overcome the personal tragedy that has stripped her of all
she held dear.
Alice Kessler spent nine years in prison for the attempted
murder of the drunk driver who killed her eldest son. Now she has returned home
to Gray’s Island to reconnect with the son she left behind. Her boy, Jeremy,
now an angry teenager, is falsely accused of rape, and so mother and son are
united in a desperate attempt to prove his innocence. At the same time, Alice
must battle the man responsible for putting her behind bars, who has since
become the mayor of her hometown. She is aided by Colin McGinty, a recovering
alcoholic and 9/11 widower, also recently returned to the island following the
death of his grandfather, a famous artist best known for his haunting portrait
entitled Woman in Red, which just so
happens to be of Alice’s grandmother. As Alice and Colin are drawn into a
fragile romance of their own, the strange destiny that connects them gradually
comes to light.
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 ever in their love for each other. A secret that, more than half a
century later, is about to be unburied. Download and start listening now!