Mystery & murder at the beach? Sign me up. Mary Kay Andrews is hilarious & such a wonderful writer. She writes women we can champion and who doesn’t love that? Pick up Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews if you want to escape to the beach for a while & delve into a cold case.
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
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Publication Date May 7th, 2019
Real Female Characters
I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Kay Andrews at a book event in Savannah, Georgia a few years ago. She is one of the most charming people I’ve ever met. There is a radiance that comes from her that you instantly trust & appreciate.
I’m so grateful to be an early reader for Sunset Beach. One thing I love about Mary Kay Andrews is she writes real, raw & believable female heroines. Drue is no different. We hear about her relationship troubles her knee injury, her sweating in the hot & humid air. Readers see her at her absolute worst. I love this because it is so relatable. As much as I love my sweet romances that take place in mansions, it’s very nice to meet someone down on their luck. As a reader, I find it easier to root for these characters. Undoubtedly, it is easier for me to cheer for them.
Now, I expect a hilarious summer read with Mary Kay Andrews. Of course, she delivers all of this and more with Sunset Beach. What I didn’t anticipate was the large role the cold case mystery plays in the book. While this element worked well for me, I think it’s good for readers to possibly adjust their expectations. Yes, this is a beach type read with a side of home renovation. But it should be noted, the mystery element is a large chunk of the story.
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Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels including THE WEEKENDERS, BEACH TOWN, LADIES’ NIGHT, SUMMER RENTAL, DEEP DISH and HISSY FIT.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, she received a B.A. in journalism from The University of Georgia and was a newspaper reporter for 14 years. The last ten years of her career were spent as a features reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
She is married to her high school sweetheart, Tom Trocheck, with whom she has a 40-year (and counting) collaboration yielding two grown children, two adorable grandchildren and countless memorable kitchen experiences.
After a 14-year career working as a reporter at newspapers including The Savannah Morning News, The Marietta Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she spent the final ten years of her career, she left journalism in 1991 to write fiction.