Publish Date: May 8th 2018
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Women's Fiction
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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.
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
What can I say, I have read every single book by Mary Kay Andrews and each book just keeps getting better and better. This book is beach read/mystery/suspense all rolled up into one great story. Brooke Trappnell appeared in an earlier book and I was happy to learn more of Brookes story. Josephine Bettendorf Warrick was a woman of many secrets and I wasn’t quite sure what to think of her at first meet but as her story unfolded I grew to love her. The High Tide Club consists of three very different woman who came together at a very different time in this country Pre-WWII. Millie, Ruth, and Varina along with Josephine are the members of this club. Each has their own secrets and story to tell. Brooke Trapnell is hired by Josephine for reasons that Brooke does not fully understand but all will be revealed.
All of the women in this book have secrets and a few of these secrets are interwoven. I thought that this was a touch darker than this authors past novels but it worked with the story line.
The only disappointment for me was that the book was not longer! If you are a fan of well written Women’s Fiction, with a dash of mystery and suspense thrown in, along strong female characters then this book is for you.