Woman in Red

Woman in Red

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Baker & Taylor
Returning home after spending nine years in prison for the attempted murder of the drunk driver who had killed her son, Alice Kessler joins forces with Colin McGinty to help the son she had left behind when the teenager is wrongly accused of rape.

Perseus Publishing
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 grandfather’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.


Blackwell North Amer
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.

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& Taylor

Returning home to Gray's Island after spending nine years in prison for the attempted murder of the drunk driver who had killed her son, Alice Kessler joins forces with Colin McGinty, a recovering alcoholic and 9/11 widower, to help the teenage son she had left behind when Jeremy is wrongly accused of rape. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vanguard Press, c2007
ISBN: 9781593154448
1593154445
Branch Call Number: FICTION GOUDGE
Characteristics: vii, 355 p. ; 25 cm

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macmillandeborah Oct 15, 2012

DLM Oct.15/12
I truly enjoyed reading this book. I could not put it down. Very well written and certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat. Can't wait to read more from this author. Thanks

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misty56
Aug 19, 2010

Very well written. The author keeps your interest throughout the story from beginning to end.

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A_Silvas96
Jun 06, 2012

Alice realized now that it had been a mistake bringing him with her today. But she wanted so much to believe the jury would see things her way, she hand't been thinking straight. Now she was a bad mother on top of everything else. The thought pierced her like a shot through the heart.

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