Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genres: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
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.
My Review Of
This book had every and I mean every element that I love in a book. Drue a snarky female lead, Brice , her absentee father who I could not help but love with his big personality and boyish charm and Wendy the ex-best friend turned wicked stepmother. Did I mention a mystery? Make that two mysteries, one decades old and the other two years old.
Drue is down on her luck, a knee injury, no job and no place to live when she reluctantly accepts a job with her fathers ambulance chasing law firm. The only silver lining for Drue is that she has inherited her grandparents cottage right on Sunset Beach and that is the only good thing about the ramshackle cottage, it’s location.
While working for her step-monster/boss Wendy Drue has to rely on her snark, sense of humor and strength because Wendy is out to make her life a misery.
Drue investigates the murders and starts to suspect her father of a cover up and did his old friend, ex cop, now the firms investigator have anything to do with it all? The story line goes back and forth between past and present. We get a glimpse of Drue’s now deceased mom Sherry , Brice and Jimmy Zee. Drue follows lead after lead and along the way makes a few friends.
I absolutely loved this story-line, the characters and how Drue forges ahead through all of her difficulties and tries to help a young child find out who murdered her mother, while trying to solve the 40 year old murder, not get fired and fix up her cottage.
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