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 ei ...more
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I’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 ...more
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 more 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 bikin ...more
Drue took some getting used to for me but mostly that w ...more
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 ...more
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 bung ...more
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 estrang ...more
At the end Ms. Andrews shares her adventures searching f ...more
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 ...more
Thirty-six year old Drue Campbell doesn't feel like her life can possibly get any worse than it already is when her estranged father, a hot-shot personal injury lawyer walks back into her life and offers her a job. ...more
Drue Campbell is down on her luck. (you are going to love her). Her mom died. She is suffering from a knee injury from kiteboarding, and just lost her waitressing job in Ft. Lauderdale. Her estranged father Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney ( ...more
So, get ready to go along for a long, bumpy ride as Drue tries to solve an old mystery which may or may not incriminate her estranged father (who recently hired her to come work at his law firm.)
I felt the story could have used a fair amount of trimming. By chapter 40, I was ready for this story to come to a graceful conclusion. Well, 65 chapters and one Epilogue later, this very long, ...more
This is the first book I have ready by Mary Kay Andrews and I was very impressed.
Drue is 36 years old, has no career and her life is without purpose. She has lost her mother to cancer and Drue is just lost in life. Her estranged father suddenly offers her a job in his law firm.
Drue excepts the job, and returns home to where she grew up 20 years ago. Drue blames her dad for everything that has happened ...more
This is my first book by Mary Kay Andrews, although she is a favorite of my oldest daughter. Should be fun! I've got a conundrum with this book. I'm not sure just what it is. I didn't read the blurb and started expecting a Chick-Lit sort of romance. It's not really that. It is definitely Chick-Lit as the 36 year old chick is sorting out issues from her childhood with her father ...more
I don’t often describe WF as gripping but this one really was, Drue stumbles upon an old unsolved missing persons case and she’s also diggin ...more
I’m beginning to think of Mary Kay Andrews books as the perfect summer reads. This had it all: a setting set in sunny Florida, family dynamics, a mystery to solve, and a little romance thrown in for good measure. I admit that at first I didn’t like the main character, Drue, but she slowly grew on me and I even liked her by the end. Sunset Beach was fantastic and perfect to read if you’re going to the beach:)
I must admit that I didn't guess at all everything that happens in the book and I suspected the wrong persons!
Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for the early copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Drue is adrift. Her mom has just passed away, she’s recovering from knee surgery, she’s been fired from her job, and has broken up with her boyfriend. Her estranged father gives her keys to a cottage she didn’t know was still in the family and the offer of a job at his law firm. In search of something to turn her life around, she reluctantly tak ...more
At her mother's funeral her estranged father offers her a life-line--to take a job with his law firm in St Petersburg, FL. She just might be desperate enough to accept. She's also thrilled to learn she has inherited he ...more
St Martin’s Press
May 7, 2019
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 ...more
The main character, Drue Campbell, is the down on her luck daughter of a lawyer she hardly knows. She has moved to be closer to him after her mother dies and the fun starts there. Her father employees her at his law firm to answer phones. Enough said....
The characters are perfectly created and ...more
She finds herself living in a rundown cottage that belonged to her grandparents and now belongs to her. But... it has a hole in the roof and other problems and she doesn't have the money to fix up a ...more
Ok, y'all. I want to make this clear. I love Mary Kay Andrews. She is the
perfect Summer read for me. If it is possible. I have found a new love in MKA's newest Sunset Beach. It held the perfect mix of romance, mystery and delightful characters....btw: I'm including the beach house as a character 😉. Jesse and I have always said we want to retire to the coast (I'm from there originally) and this cemented it for me. I caught myself day dr ...more
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.
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 m ...more
The narrator is 36 year old Drue Campbell (3rd person POV). The story takes place in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Drue has been estranged from her father for years. But now he is back in her life. The book starts with her moving and starting a new job.
There are two mysteries that are a big part of this book. One from recently and one from the past. I really enjoyed this aspe ...more
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 wri ...more