The Golden Hour

T. Greenwood. Kensington, $15 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-7582-9057-1
Greenwood’s (Where I Lost Her) latest explores one woman’s struggles as she remembers a traumatic event from 20 years earlier and tries to come to terms with her separation from her husband. Wyn Davies works on commissioned paintings in her half of a New York City duplex, where she lives with her four-year-old daughter, Avery; her estranged husband, Gus, lives in the other half. Wyn jumps at the chance to spend time in a cottage in Maine, courtesy of her friend Pilar. Though she enjoys painting in the peace of the Maine cottage while caring for Avery, she is upset that a conviction may be overturned for Robert Rousseau, the man who has served 20 years in prison for raping her when she was only 13. As Wyn worries about the possibility of testifying in a retrial, she seeks to uncover the mystery of the undeveloped rolls of film she finds in the cottage. Greenwood has succeeded in writing an emotionally charged novel with many layers, rounded out by a cast of memorable characters. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 01/30/2017
Release date: 02/28/2017
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