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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An instant New York Times bestseller (May 2018) from the author of The Weekenders - a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

Eccentric heiress Josephine Warrick is a notorious recluse - reigning over a crumbling pink mansion on a private island, she is rarely seen but often whispered about. So when Brooke Trappnell, a struggling young lawyer, is summoned to the island, she has no idea what's in store. As she listens to Josephine recount a story of old friendship, dark secrets, and a mysterious murder, it becomes clear that Brooke is there for two reasons: to help protect Josephine's beloved island, and to make amends with her old friends, the skinny-dipping, secret-keeping girls of the The High Tide Club.

To fulfill a dying woman's last wish, Brooke must track down the descendants of Josephine's closest friends and bring them together for a reunion of women who've never actually met. But in doing so, Brooke uncovers 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 very best - a compelling story steeped in mystery, fierce friendship, 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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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great story, great summer read! I definately will read more from this author.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay The overall plot was good and the multitude of characters were engaging but I found the main character Brooke, kind of flaky at times and some of the High Tide Club gals a bit unbelievable. I also felt that the story was drawn out too long and should have been at least 100 pages shorter than it was. It was also a disappointment that we didn't hear a lot from the Pete character as his appearance to me seemed 'rushed' and limited when it should have been more in depth.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first Mary Kay Andrews novel This was my first Mary Kay Andrews novel and I will be checking out her other titles. I loved this story and was immediately sucked in Great mystery. Great characters. Great summer read.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not a fan I didn't like this book at all. The storyline seemed too unrealistic to me. I especially don't like to read one chapter in present day, the next decades earlier, then keep going back and forth. I felt it was a hodge podge of many stories put together and lacked continuity. I doubt I'll read her again.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, Love this book! I bought this because I've enjoyed many other of Mary Kay Andrews books- it did not disappoint in any way! I loved the storyline, the historical and present day interactions, and the ease at which the story developed from the very beginning. I could hardly put this book down once I started it!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I have never read a book like this or any from this author before. I usually stick to more historical fiction. It is the perfect summer beach book. I couldn't put it down and was hooked from the beginning. Sometimes you just need to unplug and relax with a little mindless reading (in a good way). So many story lines and switching back from past to present but still easy to follow. I loved it so much, I promptly ordered another book from this author "The Weekenders".
Date published: 2018-07-01
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 ClubAn instant New York Times bestseller(May 2018)!One of...USA 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