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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...
Alice Kessler: spent 9 years in prison for attempted murder
Colin McGinty: recovering alcoholic, former attorney
William McGinty: Colin's deceased grandfather/artist, who left him his old house. He was Martha's husband, Danny's father, and Colin's grandfather.
Eleanor Styles: Alice's Grandmother, The Woman in Red
Jeremy Kessler: Alice's teenage son
Randy Kessler: Alice's ex-husband
Owen White: manipulative mayor of town, in a wheelchair
Carrie Ann Flagler: teenage girl who claimed she was raped
Calpernia King: ex-con, who spent time in prison with Alice
Lucy Styles: Eleanor Styles' daughter, Alice's mother, Jeremy's grandmother.
Joe Styles: Eleanor's husband
Denise Elkins: Alice's six months pregnant sister
Gary Elkins: Denise's husband, deputy chief of police
Lowell White: Owen's father, a handsome man, missing for a long time
Ryan Elkins: Alice's teenage nephew, Gary and Denise's son
Martha: William's wife, Danny's mother, and Colin's grandmother.
David: Alice's son who as a young boy who was killed on his bike
Yoshi: He works for Eleanor.
Rud: One of Jeremy's friends, a loser. His last name is Rudnicki which is shortened to Rud.
Nana: Alice's name for her Grandmother, Eleanor.
Taylor Elkins: Gary and Denise's daughter.
Patrick: Colin's brother who was too busy as a teen to visit his grandfather on Grays Island when Colin went for visits.
Chuckie Dimmick: One of Jeremy's friends, a loser.
Len Jarvis: An oyster farmer who teaches Colin how to start his own oyster farm.
Mr. Givens: The principal at Jeremy's school.
Jimmy: Carrie Ann's former boyfriend
Mr. Deets: A man who was an oyster farmer on Grays Island in the past. The memories Colin had of his oyster farm inspired Colin to start one of his own in the same place.
Daniel: William's son
Dickie: Colin's grandfather's dog, a border collie
Grandpa Joe: Alice's extremely ill grandfather
Kenny: One of Jeremy's friends, a loser.
Shep: William's Border collie who looked for him after his death and eventually began following Colin around.
Captain and Baby: They owned the restaurant called the Fisherman's Catch before Alice purchased it from them and renamed it.
Patsy Rowland: A former classmate of Alice's.
Shaniqua: Calpernia's daughter. Show all 35 characters
Chapters 1-20 Eplilogue
Original Language: English
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Publication Date: 2007
Page Count: 368
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