Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Release Day! The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews ~ My Thoughts

Happy Release Day!!


The High Tide Club

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
Print and e-book, 480 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by St. Martin's Press

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

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. 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.

The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found.


My thoughts about The High Tide Club ~~

(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 lines.)

First line—"The three young women stared down at the hole they'd just dug. Their gauzy pastel dresses were rumpled and slightly damp, and the heels of their dainty sandals made them teeter precariously on the rounded oyster shell mound."

Mary Kay Andrews is one of my must-read authors. I just love her stories. The High Tide Club was an amazing journey into another fabulous world that she has created.

Brooke gets a call from Josephine Bettendorf Warrick, a women who wants to make amends to some old friends before it's too late. As Brooke goes about tracking down the families of the original members of the High Tide Club, she discovers the secrets from long ago—secrets that even involve her own family.

This story was not the typical 'beach read" story that I was expecting. There is suspense, intrigue, old secrets, new deceptions, old friends, new friendships, twists I didn't see coming, characters I loved, some shady characters, and a few who surprised me by their actions.

As always, with one of Mary Kay's books, I was swept away to another place, a place filled with intriguing people, all of whom led interesting, intertwined lives, characters who will stay with me long after the book is closed.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Congratulations Mary Kay, 
on the release today of your wonderful book, 
The High Tide Club


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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