When architect Eddy McBride, a fortysomething self-absorbed noticer of details and self-appointed seeker of truths, stumbles upon a way to visit, watch and ultimately participate in events from his family history, he finds answers to long-ago tragedies and mysteries. But each time Eddy returns to the present, he unleashes the unhappy consequences of exploring history on his family and friends. And as Eddy's knowledge of the past grows, he turns from curious seeker of truths to frantic fixer of mistakes--present, past and by those from the present who would change the past--as he follows a devastating trail of hurt, disappearance and death.
"Wood painstakingly builds the narrative and makes us realize that Eddy's not just dreaming about the past, but is actually time-traveling.... Wood has an easy style and knows how to unravel a complicated tale that keeps your interest." --The Austin American-Statesman
"This debut novel by nonfiction author Wood is about memory, the past, and the desire to make things right. The plot is rich and wrenching." --Library Journal
"Enthralling moments. As in many time travel stories, the central question becomes whether the time traveler is able to effect changes in events. The two would seem to make for the ideal combination. Woods takes his time...and, for the reader willing to travel along with him, the journey can be rewarding." --Blogcritics
"A handsome book, is Austin writer and journalist Ernie Wood's...accomplished first novel.... One Red Thread is a hybrid of mystery, horror, and the metaphysical.... Wood hooked me in the prologue and never lost me. He has created a challenging novel of psychological suspense." --Lone Star Literary Life
"The approach in how time travel is utilized in the novel is really original, focusing on what knowledge of the past means in today's life, and how it affects our way of living and the relationships that we have. One Red Thread gives us plenty of food for thought. I was really impressed that a novel which doesn’t set out to be a time travel or sci-fi novel is able to circumnavigate so many time travel pitfalls--and it's all wrapped up beautifully in a literary writing style." --Time2TimeTravel.com
"A provocative novel that raises questions about the power of healing the past." --The Charlotte Observer