Recently, I was contacted by a representative of Tandem Literary to ask if I would be interested in reading Mary Kay Andrews newest book, Sunset Beach. MKA is an amazing author and story teller so I didn’t hesitate to say yes!
I received my Early Readers Edition of Sunset Beach this week and I may have squealed a little when I opened my mailbox. I was so excited to open the package, although the packaging was almost too beautiful to take apart.
Sunset Beach is about Drue Campbell, a 36 year old woman with a life that is falling apart. Her mother passed away, she was homeless and working at a disgusting job. She was injured in a kite boarding accident, something she had once lived for. Nothing was going her way. Her entire world was rocked when her absent father appeared at her mothers funeral, out of nowhere, with the keys to her inherited beach cottage in Sunset Beach. He also came with a job offer in his busy law office. Drue had few other options, and while she did not have a great relationship with her father, she took the job offer and left Florida to start a new life.
It wasn’t long after she started her new job as a cubicle rat that Drue turned her energy towards solving a mysterious death at a local beach resort, as well as a decades-old cold case. This was in combination with dealing with her new stepmom- her eight grade ex-best friend, rehabing her cottage, and starting an office romance. Drue’s life has gotten pretty busy, to say the least.
This story was exciting with so many twists and turns. MKA does an incredible job of painting a scene so that you can really picture the characters and what they are going through. I could truly see Drue investigating her mysteries and following up on leads. And I caught myself holding my breath a few times because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next! This entire book kept me hooked from start to finish. After I finished reading last night, I laid in bed and wondered why none of her books have been turned into movies yet! They are that good!
I’m looking forward to reading through the rest of Mary Kay Andrews books very soon! And I recently noticed she has a Beach House Cookbook full of fun summer recipes! I hope to hunt that one down, quickly.
Sunset Beach will be available for sale 5/7/19 in stores! Make sure you grab a copy as soon as it hits the shelves and take it along with you on summer vacation, or make your own vacation with a fruity drink and a comfy chair. You will not be disappointed!