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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Sunset Beach
  • Mary Kay Andrews
  • 27 July 2018
  • 9781250126108

10 thoughts on “Sunset Beach

  1. says:

    My reviews can also be seen at m surprised that it has taken me this long to read a book by Mary Kay Andrews However, I m excited to have found a new to me author with such an extensive backlist Thirty six year old Drue Campbell has fifteen minutes to get to work but knows she ll never make it on time If she was back in Fort Lauderdale, she could call a friend or take an Uber Unfortunately, Drue just moved back to the west coast so she doesn t have any money or friends she can call She heads for the bus stop, getting there just in time to see the bus pull away She collapses on the bus stop bench and ends up with a large splinter in her butt cheek The ad on the bus bench is a picture of Brice W Campbell from the law firm Campbell, Coxe, and Kramer Her new boss Her long lost father, and as always, a major pain in the ass A few months earlier Drue s mother passed away Her father, Brice attended the funeral It was the first time Drue had seen him in than twenty years After the funeral, he gave Drue a set of keys for her Nonni and Papi s cottage in Sunset Beach He told her the cottage was hers, but it needed a lot of work He asked Drue what her plans were With a flaky boyfriend, a crappy waitressing job, and a recent injury, Drue had to admit she didn t really have any plans He offered her a job working at his law firm, but Drue turned him down I have no interest in moving back to St Pete and zero interest in the law Unfortunately,...


  2. says:

    This was an entertaining beach read packed with Mystery and an added splash of romance and family drama Mary Kay Andrews has written one heck of a perfect beach Mystery When I pick this up I was expecting a bit of a contemporary beach romance, but I was pleasantly surprised buy this charming Mystery I loved being dumped into the middle of Druze messy life and watching her pick up the pieces and solve a couple mysteries So pick up your detective hat, grab your bikini, and settle into your favorite beach chair for this fun ride Drew is recovering from a knee injury, working as a cocktail waitress in a beach bar, and missing being able to participate in her favorite activity, kite boarding Drew s beloved mother has just passed away when out of the blue Bryce her estranged father shows up She is less than thrilled, but when she gets fired from her job she begrudgingly takes her father up on his job offer Drew soon finds herself working for her father, a personal injury attorney and guess what Her boss is her old eighth grade BFF turned enemy Even better Wendy is now also Drew s new step mommy The silver lining to all of this is that Drew has inherited her grandparents beach bungalow and even though it is in need of much TLC it is a sanctuary from this crazy storm Drew is not wild about her new job so she is easily...


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    This was my first Mary Kay Andrews book and I ll certainly be reading of her work I love the cover of the book which is really misleading because things are much darker in the book than the cover conveys At the same time, we get to enjoy the beach and a worn out beach house that gets to come alive again as you read the book In some ways I think the beach house coming alive and the life of Drue, the main character, mirror each other Drue took some getting used to for me but mostly that was because I needed to understand her background and what had happened in her past, to make her seem so down on just about everything in her life After learning that she d been in an accident that ended her involvement of her passion, kite boarding, we also find out that her mother had recently died and Drue s relationship with her live in boyfriend was over, and in the beginning of the book she gets fired from her job as a waitress With no reason to stay where she was, Drue heads to St Petersburg to work for her estranged father s ambulance chasing law office., screening calls from potential clients I really enjoyed the characters in the book because even minor characters seemed to be individuals and Drue s relationship with the various people in the book has the potential to change as she gets to know the people and they get to know her Drue went from seeming like a grumpy, depressing, too down o...


  4. says:

    Four sea breezing, kites flying, sun shining, I didn t expect to like so much mysterious stars This is my second round with MKA I did read Beach town before It was okay but not on my list of all time favorites Lately my bad luck with chic lit books made me doubt and a little biased before starting this book But as soon as I turn the pages, story attracted my full attention, I wanted to know about our heroine, Drue, her life, motives, dysfunctional family and personal relationships She is waiting for tables, dumbed by her boyfriend, has a kiteboarding accident, suffering from injured knee, loses her mother recently and finally loses her job she detests When bad things start to happen, they never stop So she reluctantly moves to Sunset Beach, inheriting her grandmother s house and gets job offer from estranged father Brice Campbell he leaves her mother, they have limited connections for 20 years So Drue starts to work for her father s injury law office and her manager is her old time frenemy also her new stepmother Wendy yeap, her father likes to make big surprises who is determined to turn her life into ...


  5. says:

    4.5 Starsrounded up Is it truly summer unless you ve read a Mary Kay Andrews s book I look forward to her book coming out every May and the covers always give me serious summer vibes However, don t let this beach cover fool you, this book has some serious depth Drue was doing what she loved kiteboarding and working on the side to bring in some cash Her life is then turned around when her mother passes and now she s suddenly out of a job When Drue goes to her mother s funeral her estranged Dad shows up and he tells her they need to talk because he has some news for her Nothing could be farther from what Drue wants Her Dad is now married to her high school nemesis and he ran off her her as a child She reluctantly meets with her Dad and finds out that she has inherited her grandparent s house on the beach Sunset Beach.Drue s Dad also offers her a job at his law firm to take calls her boss is her new step mom and it s the worst job imaginable One day Drue is manning the front desk and an old client comes in demanding justice This gets Drue s gears grinding and Drue wants justice for this family who is stru...


  6. says:

    4 bold stars to Sunset Beach Drue Campbell is having a hard time She s lost her job and nothing sunny is on the horizon Her mother has passed away, and her father, Brice Campbell, whom she hasn t seen in over twenty years, shows up to the funeral The icing on the cake is that Brice is married to Wendy, a frenemy of Drue s from middle school Brice and Wendy offer Drue a job at Brice s personal injury law office The job doesn t sound desirable, but Drue also has an inheritance a bungalow in Sunset Beach The house isn t all that alluring either because it s been through some storms and is outdated however, it is charming Drue has to work side by side with Wendy in the office, which is no fun Then, a mysterious death happens, which might be tied to corruption at Brice s firm Now Drue dons her detective hat and starts her own investigation There s also a romance looming at the law firm Ahh, Mary Kay Andrews What a charming read There s her trademark wit, a few giggles, some well done intrigue with the mysteries, a quaint, beachy setting, and so much fun In the last two books from MKA, I ve noticed the added mystery elements, and she executes them well Drue reminded me a bit of Kinsey Milhone from Susan Grafton s b...


  7. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and St Martin s Press for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review Honestly, I didn t read the entire synopsis of this book before heading over to Netgalley to snap it up So far, Sunset Beach is my favorite deceptive cover of 2019 I feel I need to create this new category because those beach chairs swayed me into thinking this would be straight up contemporary romance I have never been so delighted to be proven wrong Yes romance and family drama is present, but when protagonist, Drue, gets wrapped in two unsolved cases of missing women from 1976 and a recent crime, I was unable to do anything but give myself over to this story Fair warning though, if you have any knowledge of the criminal justice system, accept that things work out so much better in the ...


  8. says:

    Mary Kay Andrews has done it yet again with this new novel, Sunset Beach Looking at the covers of her novels you would almost expect to be picking up a contemporary romance but instead there has been so much involved in her stories making them a bit hard to label and classify as any one thing.In Sunset Beach readers meet Drue Campbell who is one of those characters that has really yet to find herself even though she s in her thirties Drue s passion had been kite boarding but she s had to give it up due to a major injury To fund her passion she s bounced from mediocre job to mediocre job.After Drue s mother passes her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a hotshot attorney who she hasn t seen in years steps back into her life to let Drue know she inherited her grandparents cottage He also offers Drue a job which she desperately needs and reluctantly accepts only to find her new stepmother, a former childhood friend, is her new boss However, Drue quickly finds an old case that catches her attention that she s determined to solve.Sunset Beach really had something going on with the charact...


  9. says:

    Technically, this book came in at just a little under 3 stars for me, but it was close enough that I decided to just go with that rating For me, this one was able to stand out as a better than average beach read mostly through the way that the author Mary Kay Andrews was able to incorporate a bona fide mystery into the story that actually did keep my interest but didn t dive too deep as to overwhelm the rest of the story I also liked the cast of quirky, unconventional characters and how most of them came from complicated, dysfunctional backgrounds I especially liked the main character Drue Campbell, who is trying to put her miserable life back together after enduring several hardships in a row, such as being fired from her job, a life changing injury, and her mother s death I like how she is portrayed so differently from the heroines we usually encounter in books of this genre Drue is tomboyish, too nosy for her own good, and at times can be difficult to get along with, but at the end of the day, she s a good person with a...


  10. says:

    5 4.5 5 Progression of reading MKA Read The Weekenders, didn t love it read The High Tide Club and loved it, so much heart A mystery Humor reads Sunset Beach BAM, Mary Kay Andrews has officially become an auto buy author for me What it s about Drue Campbell has recently lost both her mom and her job, so when her absentee dad shows up offering to let her work at his law firm, it doesn t take her long to decide she should do it Luckily, her mom left her a bungalow on Sunset Beach, close to Drue s dad s firm The only problem is the house needs a lot of work, plus a new roof Drue sets to work on fixing up the house while also working on the Justice Line at her dad s firm where she quickly manages to get pulled into an unsolved murder Her own investigating quickly turns up information that the cops and her dad s old friend and investigator Jimmy Zee didn t turn up Plus she ends up with yet another mystery on her hands after she finds the case file of a missing woman in her house s attic What is it doing in her mom s grandparent s home, and how does it relate to her family When I first started Sunset Beach I wasn t sure how much I was actually going to end up liking it, but after I got into the meat of the story and the mystery, I couldn t pull myself away from it I love that MKA s books have a bit of everything, there s a bit of romance, lots of family drama, love, loss, and mystery The way she pulls eve...


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Sunset Beach Reading Sunset Beach Author Mary Kay Andrews Freeboooks.com 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.


About the Author: Mary Kay Andrews

Kathy Hogan Trocheck, based in Atlanta, who has authored a number of best selling books under the Andrews pen name since 2002.Trochek graduated from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree in 1976 She worked as a reporter at a number of papers, and spent 11 years as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution before leaving to write fiction full time in 1991 She published ten mystery novels under her own name between 1992 and 2000, and switched to the Andrews pen name in 2002 to author Savannah Blues, which marked a change in her style to Southern flavored themes.