Description from the publishers through Netgalley
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 attorney Brooke Trappnell to her 20,000 acre barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never actually met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter, but why enlist Brooke and not the prestigious Atlanta law firm she has used for years? Brooke travels to Shellhaven and meets the cagey Josephine, whose home is a crumbling pink mansion at the edge of the turquoise sea.
Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She is hiring Brooke for two reasons: first, to protect her island from those who would despoil her land, and second, to help her make amends with the heirs of the 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. To fulfill a dying woman’s wishes, Brooke must find Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met. But in doing so, Brooke unleashes the makings of a scandal that could make someone rich beyond their wildest dreams…or cause them to be in the crosshairs of a murderer….
I didn’t really know what this about as I skimmed the description before reading it. I assumed it was a beach-y read due to the cover and previous books I had read by Mary Kay Andrews. I WAS WRONG! This was a fast paced, suspenseful, contemporary novel with a wonderful story at its’ center. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
If you like “chick lit” story lines with a bit of mystery in them, I think you will enjoy this book. Mary Kay Andrews is a trusted author and this is the proof.
I gave this book 5 crowns.
I received an e-arc of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.