Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews ~ My Thoughts


The Weekenders

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
Print and e-book, 400 pages
Published May 17th 2016 by St. Martin's Press

Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends-and it's something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found.

She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Cocktail parties and crab boil aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.

My thoughts about The Weekenders ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—'Wendell Griggs was big on promises. Always had been. On their first date, he promised Riley Nolan she'd never want to date anybody else.'

I read my first MKA book over 5 years ago and fell in love with her story writing. I look forward to each new book she releases. The Weekenders is another example of her wonderful storytelling, filled with great characters and a great storyline.

Riley starts her summer on Belle Isle homeless and penniless, no thanks to her husband, who seems to have chosen a really rotten time to disappear. She starts to find out more and more about this man she is married to, a man she evidently didn't know at all. I loved the mystery and suspense of the book that is beautifully woven together with the story of the support Riley receives from her family and friends.

The Weekenders offered a very enjoyable escape for me as I found I couldn't put it down. That's how much I loved my visit to Belle Isle and the people that live there. Thanks for another great read, Mary Kay Andrews!

About the author

Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is the pen name of American writer Kathy Hogan Trocheck, based in Atlanta, who has authored a number of best-selling books under the Andrews pen name since 2002.

Trochek graduated from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree in 1976. She worked as a reporter at a number of papers, and spent 11 years as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before leaving to write fiction full-time in 1991. She published ten mystery novels under her own name between 1992 and 2000, and switched to the Andrews pen name in 2002 to author Savannah Blues, which marked a change in her style to more Southern-flavored themes.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a perfect pick for a summer read. I love reading books that give you an escape from reality for a while. Thanks for a great review!


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