The High Tide Club: A Novel by Mary Kay AndrewsThe High Tide Club: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

The High Tide Club: A Novel

byMary Kay Andrews

Paperback | May 8, 2018

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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 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..

The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best: a story shrouded in mystery, Spanish moss, verandah cocktails, 1940s dinner dances, love lost, and possibly.love found.

Praise for The High Tide Club:

"Andrews creates a story that is at turns suspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists.Her dialogue is natural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices...Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." -Kirkus

"A compelling novel about the people and places that shape a life and the secrets that create ripples for generations. With a unique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape." -Booklist

"Andrews has crafted a smart and wonderful beach read with a lot of rich Southern and historical details." -RT Book Reviews

"Nothing says the start of summer like a new book from Mary Kay Andrews.An irresistible story of love, friendship, and skinny-dipping." -PopSugar, Best New Books for Spring

A Southern Living Beach Books recommended read!

MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook, The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night, Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta...
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Title:The High Tide Club: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.34 × 6.13 × 1.28 inPublished:May 8, 2018Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:125019962X

ISBN - 13:9781250199621

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing Multi-Generational Story Mary Kay Andrews has given us another well-written novel that rolls out excitement, mystery, intrigue, romance along with beautiful scenery and gentle moments where joy springs up in simple everyday actions. Very well done! The High Tide Club is established in 1941 when four teenage girls go skinny dipping during a full moon on Talisa Island. The daughters and granddaughters of Josephine, Millie, Ruth & Varina continue to tradition in 2018. Their lives are told in a series of flashbacks that reveal the norms for both eras - how much has changed for women regardless of race. You meet 34 yr old Brooke, determined to be self-supporting, independent, as a lawyer and single mother she has a lot on her plate. Meet Josephine, 99, determined to right a lifetime of wrongs before cancer wins. The men in their lives are as diverse as the women in their temperaments and actions. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this ARC from St. Martins Press through Net Galley.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mysterious, sentimental, and uplifting! The High Tide Club is an alluring tale that delves into the life of ninety-nine-year Josephine Bettendorf Warrick and all the friendships, lies, secrets, and promises she made, told, and broke over her lifetime. The prose is clear and fluid. The characters are well-developed, unique, and inquisitive. And the plot, alternating between past and present, is a nostalgic, twisty tale full of familial drama, loss, grief, war, forgiveness, deception, happiness, love, skinny dipping, southern life, and murder. Overall, The High Tide Club is a humorous, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful story that highlights the intricate and dynamic bonds between friends, both old and new, that gets better and better as it goes along and is an excellent choice for a summer read!
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This might just be my favourite Mary Kay Andrews book! Oh, it's not summer without a new book from Mary Kay Andrews. The High Tide Club releases today - and it's so very, very good! You're going to want to add The High Tide Club to your summer beach reads list. Andrews hooks the reader from the first pages with a prologue from 1941. Four young women have just buried a body. I know - not what I expected either! I wanted to know more - who and why? The narrative then flips to present day. Lawyer Brooke Tappenall is called to the island of Talisa. Ninety nine year old Josephine is the last of her family. She owns the majority of the island and has been fighting both developers and the state for years to keep her land. She also wants Brooke to find the heirs of her three childhood friends - all members of the self named High Tide Club. She needs to make amends. There's the starting point and I'm not going to reveal any more. There are so many wonderful pieces to this story - friendship, loss, love, secrets and more. And of course the mystery of who was buried back in 1941. A back and forth narrative slowly reveals the past. And over the course of 480 delicious pages the past and present meet. Andrews provides some unexpected turns along the way. Some were a surprise. And some were darker than I could have predicted. But my hopes for a happy ending were met by the final pages. The High Tide Club is told with both humour, warmth and pathos. Andrew's prose are easy and engaging. Mary Kay does 'southern' fiction so well. I loved her descriptions of the island, the ocean and the people. Her characters are always clearly drawn and the reader has no problem knowing who they're cheering on. I really enjoyed this latest from Mary Kay Andrews. Now to begin the long wait for next year's book!
Date published: 2018-05-08

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Mary Kay Andrews:The High Tide ClubOne of...Amazon's Best Books of the Month: Heartfelt Fiction, May 2018Barnes & Noble Pick's Best New Fiction, May 2018USA Today's New & NoteworthyPopSugar's Best New Books for SpringPopSugar's Mother's Day Gift GuideSouthernLiving.com's Beach Books recommendationGoodHouseKeeping.com's Best New Books for SummerBook Bub's Independent Bookstore Recommendation Roundup "Andrews creates a story that is at turns suspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists. Her dialogue is natural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices...Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." -Kirkus"A compelling novel about the people and places that shape a life and the secrets that create ripples for generations. With a unique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape." -Booklist"Andrews has crafted a smart and wonderful beach read with a lot of rich Southern and historical details." -RT Book Reviews"Nothing says the start of summer like a new book from Mary Kay Andrews.An irresistible story of love, friendship, and skinny-dipping." -PopSugar, Best New Books for Spring"A fascinating blend of mystery, romance, friendship, and history.Andrews skillfully contrasts deception, betrayal, and murder with the scenic beauty of her Southern setting. Readers will enjoy the many twists and turns the novel takes as it moves towards its surprising and heartwarming conclusion." -Mystery Scene MagazineA Southern Living Beach Books recommended read!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." -BooklistLadies' Night"Bestseller Andrews is at the top of her game, delivering a smart, funny perfect-for-summer read with a hopeful heart." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Another engaging and satisfying tale of life, loss, and love." -Booklist "Humorous and witty, and as entertaining as a good night out." -Kirkus