Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Release Day! Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews ~ My Thoughts #SunsetBeach #NetGalley


Congrats Mary Kay
on the release today of
Sunset Beach!

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
Paperback and e-book, 432 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by St. Martin's Press

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.

My thoughts about Sunset Beach ~~

(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—"Drue turned the key in the ignition and the white Bronco's engine gave a dispirited cough, and then nothing."

I have always been a huge, huge fan of Mary Kay Andrews and have loved all of her beach stories. I know it's summertime when I have one of her books on my TBR list.

Sunset Beach, like all of MKA's other books, is full of beach, sand, water, and wonderful characters. The thing that is different about this story though, is the mystery that the author wove into her beach story this time.

I loved Drue's tenacity and perseverance when it came to getting to the bottom of things. I really hope that this was just the beginning of our glimpse into Drue's life and that Mary Kay has more mysteries for her to solve.

This story has it all—a nice beachy read with a captivating mystery thrown in for good measure.

'I'm only one woman, you know. I can solve only one mystery at a time.'

I received an ARC of Sunset Beach from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the author

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. ~ Goodreads

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