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. Josephine’s 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 Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve 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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**** 4 Star Review ****
This was my first book of Mary Kay Andrews. I definitely wasn't disappointed. To be honest, I was surprised. I expected it to be a lighter read based on the blurb and the cover. It wasn't completely light or completely heavy.
The characters in this one are definitely a great band of characters. They all have their own uniqueness that made the story even more intriguing.
Secrets are always a great plot point in a well written book. Trust me, there are plenty of secrets in this book. Once they came out, I couldn't help but to be in shock and awe of them. There are a few that I figured out early on, but not to their full capacity. Some threw me, that is for sure.
Overall, this book is a great story about friendship, secrets long buried, and redemption. I can honestly say that I will be looking at some of Mary Kay's other books in the future.