The Golden Hour
by T. Greenwood
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 28 Feb 2017 | Archive Date 03 Mar 2017
Kensington Books, Kensington
On a spring afternoon long ago, thirteen-year-old Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Now, twenty years later, she lives in New York, on the opposite side of a duplex from her ex, with their four-year-old daughter shuttling between them. Wyn makes her living painting commissioned canvases of birch trees to match her clients’ furnishings. But the nagging sense that she has sold her artistic soul is soon eclipsed by a greater fear. Robby Rousseau, who has spent the past two decades in prison for a terrible crime against her, may be released based on new DNA evidence—unless Wyn breaks her silence about that afternoon.
To clear her head, refocus her painting, and escape an even more present threat, Wyn agrees to be temporary caretaker for a friend’s new property on a remote Maine island. The house has been empty for years, and in the basement Wyn discovers a box of film canisters labeled “Epitaphs and Prophecies.” Like time capsules, the photographs help her piece together the life of the house’s former owner, an artistic young mother, much like Wyn. But there is a mystery behind the images too, and unraveling it will force Wyn to finally confront what happened in those woods—and perhaps escape them at last.
A compelling and evocative novel with an unsettling question at its heart, T. Greenwood’s The Golden Hour explores the power of art to connect, to heal, and to reveal our most painful and necessary truths.
ACCLAIM FOR T. GREENWOOD’S NOVELS
WHERE I LOST HER
“Spellbinding. A touching story of one woman’s loss and heartache, coupled with the electrifying search for a young girl. I loved everything about Where I Lost Her." --Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl
“Searing, heartbreaking, and suspenseful.” --Publishers Weekly
THE FOREVER BRIDGE
“A compelling read.” --Tawni O’Dell, New York Times bestselling author of Back Roads
“T. Greenwood delves into the pain of grief, and brings the reader to a place of hope and, yes, even joy.” --Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle and An Italian Wife
BODIES OF WATER
“A complex and compelling portrait of the painful intricacies of love and loyalty. Book clubs will find much to discuss in T. Greenwood’s insightful story of two women caught between their hearts and their families.” --Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters
“By turns beautiful and tragic, haunting and healing, I was captivated from the very first line.” --Jillian Cantor, author of Margot
“A poetic, compelling story that glows in its subtle, yet searing examination of how we attempt to fill the potentially devastating fissures in our lives.” --Amy Hatvany, author of Heart Like Mine
“Exceptionally well-observed. Readers who enjoy insightful and sensitive family drama will appreciate discovering Greenwood.” --Library Journal
“Greenwood’s tale is gorgeously written, balanced between childhood trauma and a present-day mystery. The novel follows as Wyn confronts her pasts and as the secrets she holds spill over into her adult life. An incredibly realistic and thought-provoking book, there is tangible imagery that seamlessly blends with contemplative language to invite the reader to linger over this fast-paced story.”– RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“Greenwood has succeeded in writing an emotionally charged novel with many layers, rounded out by a cast of memorable characters.” - Publishers Weekly
“While many of the characters are well-developed and the plot moves along smartly, Greenwood’s latest is also wonderfully written, evoking a strong sense of place with lush, visually evocative prose.”– Library Journal STARRED REVIEW