The High Tide Club - Mary Kay Andrews

The High Tide Club

By Mary Kay Andrews

  • Release Date: 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
The High Tide Club book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 277 Ratings)

The High Tide Club Mary Kay Andrews Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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.

Praise for The Weekenders:

“This book has all the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder.” —Bustle

“Andrews has this ‘perfect beach read’ label down pat—and then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag,so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

“Andrews’ novels...are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception.” —Booklist

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  • Good story, needs better editing

    By Sandbridgeprincess
    Nice summer read - fairly predictable but there are some interesting characters and a few plot twists but you see most of them coming. Didn’t care for some of the choppiness later in the book - flashbacks, short chapters and the author seemed in a hurry to finish so some of the sub plots were rushed, possibly in an effort to tie it all up in a neat package. There are a lot of characters and story lines and it took effort to keep them all straight. If you’re looking for a happy book, then this is for you.
  • Disappointed.

    By Crewp
    Love Mary Kay Andrews and was anxiously awaiting this book. Story was good... just too long with too many details to keep me hooked. Skimmed to the end at times.
  • My favorite book of hers!!

    By DanielleOM
    Really interesting twists and turns. Long but worth the read!!
  • And she’s back!

    By Big Orange Girl
    I love kicking off summer with a MKA book! Last year just wasn’t the same without one. The High Tide Club makes up for it! The book is filled with love, friendship, and mystery. I just couldn’t put it down!
  • The High Tide Club

    By What house?
    I love her writing and stories. This is the first in years, so I was happy to see she was back. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Can’t wait for more.
  • Excellent

    By CHazWife
    To me, this is the best one yet!! I’d love a sequel.

    By LGHudson
    This book draws you in with its exotic private barrier island location, its unusual cast of characters and an intricate plot that will keep you guessing until the end! Throw in strained family relationships, other strained relationships, outlandish wealth, forbidden love, attempting to correct wrongs from the past, a dying eccentric widow with no known heirs, murder, romance, deception, deception and DECEPTION and you are in for an emotional story that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page. It’s a story of love and loss, love and deception, love and hate, love and friendships that have endured for 70 years and reminds us that love never fails! I was provided an ARC by the Publisher and NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.
  • Loved it!

    By pegg12
    4.5 stars I really enjoyed The High Tide Club. It’s a well-written story about friendship and forgiveness. The book alternates between the 1940s and the present day. It takes place mostly on Talisa Island. The same Island where the eccentric Josephine Bettendorf Warrick, the sole owner of the land, lived. Josephine is ninety-nine-years-old and dying from Cancer. She knows that her time for making amends to the High Tide Club members is running out. Although she only has one friend who is still alive, from the exclusive club, she plans on making restitution to her deceased friends, by giving to their next of kin. So Josephine hires Brooke Trappnell, a lawyer, to not only re-write her will but to also find her friend’s closest relatives. Josephine needs to confess. Her dark secrets are too much for her to bear. But, more than anything, Josephine wants forgiveness. She sincerely, hopes that it’s not too late. The High Tide Club has a bit of everything, betrayal, heartache, romance, mystery, friendship and secrets; Lots and lots of secrets. The story has several twists and surprises, a couple of them; I never saw coming. This book is a well-written and enjoyable story. Mary Kay Andrews knows how to spin a tale. Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it.

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