Monday, May 13, 2019

My Thoughts: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

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Sunset Beach
by Mary Kay Andrews
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Publication Date: May 7th 2019
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781250126108
Genre: Adult Fiction | Women's Fiction
Source: Netgalley Review Copy

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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. (Goodreads)


Over the past few years I have discovered that summer just isn’t summer without a Mary Kay Andrews book to read, and the book for this summer is Sunset Beach! I added this to my TBR the moment I discovered the book, and I was super excited when I was contacted to review it. I’ve only read a few of Mary’s books so far, but I’ve really enjoyed them all, and I was super curious to see how this one would read. I am so thrilled to say that I really enjoyed it!

A few things I really enjoyed about this book was the setting, which was set, of course, at the beach, (though I do wish there had been more beachy moments), and also the storyline as well! I love that there is a bit of mystery mixed in with Mary’s books, (at least for the ones that I have read so far), and it definitely kept me hooked as I turned the pages. There is an interesting twist at the end of the book that I probably should have seen coming, but didn’t!

I also really enjoyed the characters for the book as well, especially the main character, Drue, who I found myself relating to more than a few times throughout the book. She was great, and would definitely make a great detective with all her super sleuthing skills.

I also want to add that I absolutely love the cover for this book. It makes me want to be at the beach RIGHT NOW!

Overall; Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews was a fun, addictive, and super quick read that was great for kicking of my summer reading list! It would be a great book to read at the beach or by the pool, or even curled up in your favorite chair. I have a couple more of Mary’s books that I’m planning to read this summer, including Summer Rental, Beach Town, and Ladies Night, and I’m even more excited to get started on them now!

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