Trail of SecretsFrom the New York Times–bestselling author of Garden of Lies comes this haunting novel of mothers and daughters confronting their family’s dark past
Ellie Nightingale moved to New York in the early 1970s, a scared country girl with a newborn, no money, and no one to run to but her sister, a prostitute with a couch to spare. Ellie worked as hard as she could, determined to make a good life for her child, but one day the baby disappeared—kidnapped and handed over to a wealthy Connecticut couple.
Skyler Sutton has grown up with riding lessons, fine clothes, and no idea that the people who raised her aren’t her real parents. But when an accidental pregnancy forces her into the same desperate circumstances her own mother was in when she gave birth to her, Skyler is finally brought face-to-face with her past.
As three women linked together by fate move toward a shocking discovery, Eileen Goudge’s enthralling novel of romance and suspense “will keep all who love a secret riveted” (Publishers Weekly).
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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“Eileen Goudge writes like a house on fire, creating characters you come to love and hate to leave.” —Nora Roberts “Goudge hits the mark.” —Kirkus Reviews “A gifted writer with an eye for telling detail.” —Chicago Tribune “A walloping novel . . . Satisfying.” —New York Daily News
About the author
Eileen Goudge (b. 1950) is one of the nation’s most successful authors of women’s fiction. She began as a young adult writer, helping to launch the phenomenally successful Sweet Valley High series, and in 1986 she published her first adult novel, the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies.
She has published fifteen novels in all, including the three-book saga of Carson Springs, Thorns of Truth—a sequel to Gardens of Lies—and 2012’s The Replacement Wife. She lives and works in New York City.