The High Tide Club (Hardcover)
St. Martin's Press, 9781250126061, 464pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
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.
Praise for 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." --Booklist