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. Josephines 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 Clubso named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapadesMillie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephines friends descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women whove 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....
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The High Tide Club Reviews
This was a good beach read mystery from an author I hadn’t read before and really enjoyed.
Josephine, a rich old woman, has invited Brooke, a small-town lawyer, to her home on an island. She wants Brooke to help her find the family of her old friends so she can make amends before her time is up now that she is 99 years old. Josephine takes her time telling her story that started in the 1940’s. Some of her friends’ family members are also invited to the island and they along with Brooke eventually ...more
Thanks to the publisher, St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley, for an e-ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
From the cover, the first thing you think of is a summer beach read. I didn't find it to be that but felt it was a novel that could be read anytime, anywhere. The story line was just okay for me. It's about a fictional island off the coast of Georgia owned by a 99-year-old wealthy woman who is dying and she wants to leave the island to the descendants of her three best friends. She hires an ...more
Seems every book I've read that's been placed in the South has a huge mansion on an island type with virtual no signal for cell phones. AND I LOVE IT! The author takes us from the early 1940s to present day as we get to know the ladies back then, to the offspring now. A story within a story and both just delightful to read.
The history of the island, the people that occupied it, the way the world was then as compared to now... we get it all - including the drama and secrets that are kept in both. ...more
This might be my favorite Mary Kay Andrews and I've read all of her books. Other than a few instances of black characters as the help and very minor characters, her books are typically very white. I was happy to see the character of Varina, but was initially hesitant because I wasn't sure if she'd be relegated to a secondary character. And though she wasn't, I was still wary because I thought she was going to be a go along to get along character. She was a bit, but her role of complacency was co ...more
I've heard of Mary Kay Andrews, and have actually picked up a few of her novels, started them, and put them down. However, I was offered book by the publisher, and after reading a few books that I didn't enjoy, I decided to try this one.
First of all, the good. The setting. I love Southern fiction and this one does not disappoint. Set on a fictional island off the coast of Georgia, I could almost smell the ocean throughout the novel. I also really liked the characters. There were a few extraneous ...more
I'm no expert but I think Mary Kay Andrews is turning to more serious stories,don't be fooled by the bright, colorful cover.
3.5, because it still felt ordinary but still enjoyable.
Brooke gets a call from a very atypical new client, it's the recluse millionaire Josephine Warrick, who claims to have known her grandmother. In fact, the two were in some sot of secret club with two others and now Josephine wants to do right by the three. It's Brooke's job to gather everyone and make Josephine's will. ...more
🧜♀ 4 Mermaid Beach Stars to The High Tide Club! 🧜♀ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
I can still remember reading my first book by Mary Kay Andrews. I was in graduate school, and my cousin (one of my favorite reading buddies) told me I just had to read Hissy Fit. Filled with southern charm and humor, I had experienced nothing like it before. Mary Kay Andrews was offering something different!
Several years later, and Mary Kay Andrews continues to offer something different. The High Tide Club is more serious than her previ ...more
I enjoyed this novel as I've liked her others as well! Alternating between 1941 and the present, the book focuses on the friendship of four women who have secrets between them that come to light when present-day 99-year-old Josephine hires attorney, Brooke to help her settle her estate before she dies and make amends to her long-time friends. Brooke has her own secrets as she has a 3-year-old son and is estranged from her step-father--both issues that need closure. Enter Gabe, another attorney w ...more