Sunset Beach: A Novel (Hardcover)
I enjoyed this beach read set on Florida’s west coast! There’s murder at a big beach resort, a daughter trying to figure out her new place in the world of her previously-estranged personal injury lawyer father, and an old beach house holding secrets. I grew to love the stubborn, scrappy main character, Drue who, after multiple stumbles playing amateur detective, finally hits her stride through sheer determination, street smarts and her just-can’t-leave-it-well-alone-ness. Great way to start summer reads!— Cathy
Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist.
Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job.
It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions.
With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon.
Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart, and charm.
About the Author
Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The Weekenders, Ladies' Night, 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.
Praise for Sunset Beach:
"Andrews's gift for drawing fascinating characters and her captivating dialogue will pull readers through to the end." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for The High Tide Club:
"At turns suspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists. Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." —Kirkus
“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.” —Mystery Scene Magazine