Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Review: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Sunset Beach
by Mary Kay Andrews

Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  This book was not only a great piece of women's fiction but had some mystery/thriller aspects to it and I loved the combination for a great summer read!

Drue Campbell has moved into the cottage that she visited her grandparents as a kid after a kiteboarding accident that has altered her life.  She is working for her father and dealing with all the drama that can happen when you reconnect with things from the past.  While on this job she ends up in the middle of a murder mystery that has gone cold and is determined to find the truth.  

I absolutely loved this book.  I had such a hard time putting it down and it ended up I stayed at the pool an extra hour just so I could finish it!  Drue was such a great character to follow and I loved all the twists and turns.  There was one particular twist that I didn't see combing and I loved that I was so surprised by it.  

I wouldn't mind if this became a series and we followed Drue Campbell through another mystery that she finds on the job, can someone send Mary Kay Andrews a note?

Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 27 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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