When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine's cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm. Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club - so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades - Millie, Ruth and Varina. Even at the end of her life, Josephine seems unwilling or unable to face her past, deliberately evading Brooke's questions. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine's friends' descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who've actually never met. What follows is a tale of a romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered and true love found. It's Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best.
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"Andrews creates a story that is at turns suspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists. Her dialogue is natural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices...Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." --Kirkus
"A compelling novel about the people and places that shape a life and the secrets that create ripples for generations. With a unique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape." --Booklist
"Andrews has crafted a smart and wonderful beach read with a lot of rich Southern and historical details." --RT Book Reviews
"Nothing says the start of summer like a new book from Mary Kay Andrews...An irresistible story of love, friendship, and skinny-dipping." --PopSugar, Best New Books for Spring
"A fascinating blend of mystery, romance, friendship, and history...Andrews skillfully contrasts deception, betrayal, and murder with the scenic beauty of her Southern setting. Readers will enjoy the many twists and turns the novel takes as it moves towards its surprising and heartwarming conclusion." --Mystery Scene Magazine
A Southern Living Beach Books recommended read!
"This book has all the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder." --Bustle
"Andrews has this 'perfect beach read' label down pat--and then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good... Summer doesn't truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag, so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you." --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
"Andrews' novels...are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception." --Booklist
"Bestseller Andrews is at the top of her game, delivering a smart, funny perfect-for-summer read with a hopeful heart." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Another engaging and satisfying tale of life, loss, and love." --Booklist
"Humorous and witty, and as entertaining as a good night out." --Kirkus
About Mary Kay Andrews
MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook, The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night, Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews
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