High Tide Club
by Andrews, Mary Kay

Unexpectedly hired by an eccentric millionaire from a vast barrier island home, a young attorney learns the story of the new client's now-deceased circle of friends, her determination to protect the land from developers, disturbing clues about a long-unsolved murder and her ambitious plans for heirs and descendants. By the best-selling author of The Weekenders.

MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook, The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night, Christmas Bliss, 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.

Perennial bestseller Andrews (The Weekenders, 2016) returns with what's sure to be a popular beach read. Struggling small-town lawyer and single mom Brooke Trappnell receives a call from 99-year-old Josephine Warrick. Josephine has received a terminal diagnosis and wants to ensure that her family's island estate, Shellhaven, on wild, beautiful Talisa Island doesn't become state property. She wants Brooke's help to make amends for becoming estranged from her oldest and dearest friends, women who called themselves the High Tide Club, by leaving Shellhaven to their remaining families. Brooke thinks this case is a lost cause but is compelled to make things right when she learns her grandmother, Millie, was one of the High Tide Club. What follows is a compelling novel about the people and places that shape a life and the secrets that create ripples for generations. With a unique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for juicy escape. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

A single-mom lawyer takes on the case of a mysterious elderly woman in this novel full of friendship and nostalgia. When Brooke Trappnell gets a call from 99-year-old Josephine Bettendorf Warrick, she doesn't know what the peculiar millionaire could want with her. There are more successful lawyers in her coastal Georgia town, and the two have never met. But since Brooke is broke and desperate to put food on the table for her 3-year-old son, she takes a boat out to Talisa Island to speak with Josephine in her crumbling mansion. It turns out that Josephine is dying, and she wants to keep the state from taking her land and tearing down her house for a conference center or something like that after she's gone. Cantankerous Josephine wants the island to go to her three oldest, dearest friends—Millie, Ruth, and Varina, the High Tide Club girls. The women were estranged for decades, and two of them are dead, but Josephine wants Brooke to track down the only living High Tide Cl ub girl and the descendants of the others and bring them to Talisa so she can make amends. Josephine is keeping many secrets, about why she wants to make amends and about an unsolved murder that occurred on the island years ago, but she dies before she can explain anything—or sign her will . Now, the group of women must find a way to save Josephine's island from being taken over by the state—which involves finding out exactly what happened in Josephine's past. Andrews (The Weekenders, 2016, etc.) creates a story that is at turns suspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists. Her dialogue is natural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices. The slight romantic thread between Brooke and her former boyfriend could be more detailed, but the focus is mainly on the friendships, old and new, between the members of the High Tide Club and their descendants. Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach. Copyright Kirkus 2018 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

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