"Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." — Kirkus
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new audiobook about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.
When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons attorney Brooke Trappnell to her 20,000 acre barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never actually met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter, but why enlist Brooke and not the prestigious Atlanta law firm she has used for years? Brooke travels to Shellhaven and meets the cagey Josephine, whose home is a crumbling pink mansion at the edge of the turquoise sea.
Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She is hiring Brooke for two reasons: first, to protect her island from those who would despoil her land, and second, to help her make amends with the heirs of the 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. To fulfill a dying woman’s wishes, Brooke must find Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met. But in doing so, Brooke unleashes the makings of a scandal that could make someone rich beyond their wildest dreams…or cause them to be in the crosshairs of a murderer….
The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best: a story shrouded in mystery, Spanish moss, verandah cocktails, 1940s dinner dances, love lost, and possibly…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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Some broken friendships have to be put right—even if it takes generations. Struggling attorney Brooke Trappnell is surprised when Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons her to her massive estate on Georgia’s Talisa Island. The wealthy 99-year-old has a very special job for her: to track down the children of her oldest friends (a rambunctious group of skinny-dippers who called themselves the High Tide Club) and make peace with them. Brooke’s investigation into the deception, tragedy, and murder that tore this tight-knit group apart alternates with scenes from the club’s 1940s heyday. Narrator Kathleen McInerney skillfully switches between these tandem storylines and vividly conjures every compelling character, from elderly Josephine to Brooke’s inquisitive 3-year-old son. Equal parts heartfelt drama and tantalizing mystery, Mary Kay Andrews’ mystery is a fantastic reminder of how the present is constantly informed by the past.
The High Tide Club
OMG! This book is absolutely delightful. I love the characters, and the plot just keep going! The surprise twists never end. I am going to hate for this book to end, because I am enjoying
it so much! I will seriously consider buying other audiobooks by this author.