Sunset Beach (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Sunset Beach (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Mary Kay Andrews

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Overview

This B&N Exclusive edition contains a personal essay from Mary Kay Andrews to readers as well as four tasty recipes.

Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist.

Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job.

It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions.

With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon.

Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart, and charm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250243744
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 511
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of The High Tide Club, The Beach House Cookbook, The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Christmas Bliss, and more. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hometown:

Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Birth:

July 27, 1954

Place of Birth:

Tampa, Florida

Education:

B.A. in newspaper journalism, University of Georgia, 1976

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Sunset Beach (Signed B&N Exclusive Book) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Wow! Mary Kay Andrews did it again. I got an early version of this through Netgalley to review. This is my honest opinion. I loved the story. It was a little different from her other books I’ve read, but the beach is still heavily intrenched in the story. Drue Campbell’s life is in ruins, until her father comes back into her life offering her a job and her grandparents’ house. While trying to get her life back on track, along with fixing up the rundown beach house, Drue finds herself involved with an old cold case and a more recent suspicious murder. I loved how Ms. Andrews winds the two stories together in the book. There are periodic flashbacks to the time of the cold case. There were lots of twists and turns in the plot. In the end, Drue finally has her life back in order. She now has a closeness with her Dad, a new position at work, and a love interest, making her new life on Sunset Beach a great one. Well done!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I+have+never+read+anything++by+this+author.++but+it+won%27t+be+my+last.++The+story+line+begins+a+young+woman+who+goes+to+work+for+her+estranged++lawyer+father.++Great+build+up+to+a+good+ending.++Lots+of+good+characters++and+plot.++If+you+want+a+good+beach+book%2C+read+this+book.++
Anonymous 4 months ago
Good+read%2C+mystery%2C+romance.++
Anonymous 4 months ago
Hope+this+is+the+first+book+in+a+series.+Characters+an+location+are+interesting.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I%27ve+read+everything+MKA+has+written.+I+liked+this+one+too%21+
Anonymous 5 months ago
Simple+and+straightforward...no+twists+and+turns.%0A%0ADrama+free...%0A%0A
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved+this+book+with+good+story+line+covering+two+cold+cases.+Enjoyed+the+local+color+and+beach+atmosphere.+When+Sherri+was+driving+home%2C+after+turning+from+Central+at+the+Thunderbird+Hotel%2C+she+would+have+been+heading+south+on+Gulf+and+turning+right+into+Coquina+Cottage+on+the+beach+side.+The+directions+are+reversed+in+the+book.+%0AThank+you+for+your+Valentine+to+our+beloved+Sunset+Beach.+%F0%9F%92%99
Anonymous 5 months ago
I%27ve+been+a+fan+of+Mary+Kay+Andrews+for+years%2C+but+Sunset+Beach+is+my+absolute+favorite.+All+of+her+stories+are+wonderfully+told+and+the+characters+feel+so+real.+This+story+was+so+much+fun+because+it+wove+two+stories+together+but+also+gave+so+many+plot+twists.+Read+this+one.+I+couldn%27t+put+it+down%21
Anonymous 6 months ago
This+book+was+so+much+more+than+I+thought+it+would+be.+I+was+immediately+invested+in+Drue%27s+character+and+kept+rooting+for+her+luck+to+finally+turn+around.+I+think+her+character+wnt+full+circle+and+the+development+was+amazing.++The+plot+was+not+near+as+predictable+as+I+thought+it+would+be+and+I+pleasantly+shocked+when+it+unfolded.+You+should+run%2C+not+walk+to+get+your+own+copy+once+it%27s+published.+You+won%27t+be+disappointed.%0A%0AThank+You+Netgalley%2C+St.+Martin%27s+Press%2C+and+Mary+Kay+Andrews+for+a+copy+in+exchange+for+an+honest+review.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Sunset Beach was everything I’ve come to expect in MKA’s books! The setting on the west coast of FL was described so well that I felt like I had sand on my feet. As always the characters are so real that you almost expect them to talk to you. Drue, the main character is a strong female with enough vulnerability to make her relatable. I think I’ve read all of MKA’s books and this is one of my favorites. There’s a mystery, some romance and a really good storyline. My only regret is I’ve finished it.
Anonymous 5 days ago
This book was different from other Mary Kay Andrews books and I really liked it a lot! Couldn't put it down!!
TheGrumpyBookReviewer 11 days ago
I read Sunset Beach, by Mary Kay Andrews, at the request of her publisher, St. Martin’s Press. I have read many of Andrews’ books, and loved them all. This one was really good, but others of her work are my favorites. Drue Campbell’s mom just died, and she is moving home to Sunset Beach, on the gulf coast of Florida, after being fired, and learning her mother had left Drue’s grandparents’ beach house to her. The problem is, her new job is in her dad’s law practice, and the office manager, who is Dad’s new wife, is Wendy, Drue’s high school classmate and former best friend. A grandmother whose daughter was murdered, is told by those at the law practice they have done all they can do. Even though she is raising her granddaughter after the murder, she is turned away. Drue decides to investigate, and risks her own life in doing so. I especially appreciate Andrews’ subtle reference to climate change when Drue mentioned the water of the Gulf being warmer than she remembered. This is a good mystery with twists and turns. I was pretty sure I had figured out who tried to kill Drue, but wasn’t sure until near the end. If you love a good mystery with a little romance thrown in, you will definitely enjoy Sunset Beach. What Makes This Reviewer Grumpy? Mostly, the usual things: • split infinitives; • misplacement of “only” within sentences; • missing commas; • chaise lounge should be chaise longue.
Anonymous 15 days ago
I+always+enjoy+reading+Mary+Kay+Andrews%27+books%2C+they+are+always+full+of+interesting+characters%2C+an+enjoyable+story+and+a+laugh+or+two+tucked+into+the+pages.++I+have+read+all+of+her+books+and+eagerly+await+each+and+every+new+book.++
Anonymous 16 days ago
Words can't express how much I loved reading this book! This was the perfect story to keep me company on rainy summer days; I enjoyed every page of adventure and being whisked away to Sunset Beach. After the death of her mother, Drue Campbell is given the opportunity to start life over on her own when her estranged father shows up at her mom's funeral and offers her a job working the phone lines at his personal injury law firm in St. Petersburg, Florida. Drue is initially hesitant to accept the offer, but when she loses her waitressing job in Fort Lauderdale, she feels she doesn't have a choice. The upside: Drue has inherited her grandparents' storm-damaged cottage right on the shore of Sunset Beach, so finding a new home on the west coast of the peninsula is no issue. Drue's days in the office are far from boring -- her father is married to her eighth grade frenemy, who just so happens to be the office manager; the phones are always flooded with calls from wild characters who are wanting the firm to help them sue for the silliest reasons; and she has a couple of attractive male colleagues who both seem to be vying for her attention. Not long after settling into her new job and home, Drue finds herself obsessed with solving two mysteries: a decades-old missing persons case, and the brutal murder of a housekeeper at a nearby resort which Drue suspects may expose corruption within her father's firm and shady insurance companies. Most of the story takes place in 2018, with some chapters flashing back to the 1970s to reveal details about the missing woman and her connection to Drue's family. While these gripping mysteries are at the core of the plot, the story also shines with gorgeous imagery of sunny Florida, the budding of a new romance, and real laugh-out-loud moments as Drue fixes up the beach bungalow and makes friends. This book is a mystery, a comedy, and a heartwarming beach tale all at once. I related to Drue like a best friend, and I never wanted the story to end!! I now see why Mary Kay Andrews is said to have "signature wit, heart, and charm." I can't wait to read more of her novels!
Anonymous 16 days ago
I+really+enjoyed+this+book.++Wouldn%27t+mind+a+sequel+to+her+life+as+an+investigator.
marquis784MA 16 days ago
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews St Martin’s Press Fiction May 7, 2019 Rating: 4/5 I received a digital ARC copy of this book from St Martin’s Press and NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. I am pleasantly surprised with my experience reading this book. This is my first book by this author even though I’ve several of her books on my TBR list. It is the perfect balance of drama, mystery and romance. I found the authors notes at the conclusion of the novel an added bonus. She provides insight into her sources for inspiration and even a recipe! The story is told through alternating chapters of present and past. It had been 20 years since her parents divorced and she and her mother, Sherri, went to live in Fort Lauderdale. Brice Campbell, her father, continued to live in St Petersburg after remarrying. It’s only after the recent death of her mother and a career ending knee injury that she reunited with her estranged father. She learns that she has inherited her maternal grandparents cottage in Sunset Beach which is in desperate need of repair. With no reason to stay in Ft Lauderdale, Drue accepts a job at her father’s law firm since is no longer able of kiteboarding. Moving back to St Pete’s proved to be more challenging than she anticipated. Drue soon discovers that her father has remarried, Wendy, her best friend from her school days. On top of having lack of reliable transportation, she constantly arrives late for work to find “See me” notes on her computer. As Drue begins to renovate the old cottage and acclimate to her new job environment, she becomes invested in a few unresolved stories. One is a mystery surrounding the death of a young hotel worker and the other an unsolved cold case she uncovers in the attic. “But when her attention is caught by a suspicious murder case, Drue finds herself entangled in a decades-old mystery - one that may have dire consequences for Drue and the people she loves.“ This story captivated me on a variety of levels and maintained my interest without an obvious predictable plot.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Really good read! Read it in 2 days
Anonymous 17 days ago
I+really+enjoyed+this+book.+++Just+enough+beach+with+a+couple+story+lines+thrown+in.++I+liked+the+characters+too%2C+and+the+twist+was+intriguing.++Can%27t+wait+to+start+my+next+Mary+Kay+Andrews+beach+read%21
Anonymous 26 days ago
+I%27m+terrible+at+book+reviews+but+MKA+is+one+of+my+favorite+authors.++Sunset+Beach+is+equally+as+gripping%2C+thrilling%2C+fun+and+scintillating+as+all+her+other+novels+%F0%9F%8C%9F%F0%9F%8C%9F%F0%9F%8C%9F%F0%9F%8C%9F%F0%9F%8C%9F
FrancescaFB 27 days ago
Anonymous 3 months ago
Everything+you+could+want+in+one+book.+++Romance%2C+mystery%2C+crime+of+passion%21++If+you+have+read+Mary+Kay+Andrews+before%2C+you+will+love+this+book%2C+if+you+haven%27t+read+any%2C+this+will+be+a+great+one+to+start+with%21++Summer+beach+read+at+its+best%21
Anonymous 3 months ago
Im here.
Anonymous 3 months ago
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Love+all+of+Ms.+Andrews+books+and+this+one+was+stellar%21%21
Anonymous 4 months ago
I won’t say much because this book is too good to give anything away. But know that it is AMAZING! It is a page-turner and one you don’t want to miss. This was my first read by Mary Kay Andrews and she did not disappoint.