Beloved New York Times–bestselling author Eileen Goudge’s new novel, SWIMSUIT BODY (Open Road Media; June 7, 2016), is a captivating mystery starring intrepid and hilariously flawed property manager Tish Ballard, whose client’s beachfront home becomes a headline-making crime scene.
The normally sleepy California seaside town of Cypress Bay has been descended upon by a swarm of Hollywood elite, just as a movie is set to begin filming. Tish welcomes her first celebrity tenant, Delilah Ward, who isn’t your typical spoiled actress; she’s America’s sweetheart, and a recent widow. Delilah is fresh out of rehab and with that, Tish can relate—she’s four years sober and has put her wild and messy days behind her.
Tish is devastated when she finds the young starlet in a pool of blood next to her rented mansion’s swimming pool. This isn’t Tish’s first wrong-place, wrong-time incident, so she launches her own investigation—against the wishes of her former teenage crush, homicide detective Spence Breedlove. Soon she infiltrates the movie’s cast and crew, which include Delilah’s eerily efficient personal assistant, the actress’s sexy costar, and the film’s predatory director. When her own life is threatened, Tish vows to do whatever it takes to lure the crafty killer out of hiding.
Eileen Goudge is one of the most successful women’s fiction writers of our time—and is back in her prime with SWIMSUIT BODY. She mines much of her fiction from her own storied life: from welfare mom to New York Times bestselling author. She’s rubbed elbows with everyone from Stephen Hawking to Coretta Scott King, and is now happily married to Sandy Kenyon, a TV reporter whom she met through an interview for one of her books.
Eileen Goudge also helped 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, including Thorns of Truth—a sequel to Garden of Lies—and 2012’s The Replacement Wife. She lives in New York City.