Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach

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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.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250126108
125012610X
Characteristics: 424 pages ;,25 cm

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twhitehead24
Jul 14, 2019

This is the second Mary Kay Andrews book and I really enjoy reading her books. When I read the description I was intrigued: who can resist a beach read with a 40 year old mystery and a murder. I was hooked when I read the acknowledgement when Ms. Andrews talked about St. Petersburg, Florida, where I lived most of my life. “Sunset Beach” is a great book that will have you reading into all hours of the night to figure out the mystery to the murders. It was fun to read about places that I have visited and, oh my gosh, Maas Brothers, Central Plaza, and many of my old stomping grounds. Cannot wait to read more of Ms. Andrews books.

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janetnorm
Jul 08, 2019

I just finished sunset beach. In Epilogue there was a name I never or cannot remember seeing in the book. Can anyone tell me who Corey is?

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CL_kcls
Jul 01, 2019

'Sunset Beach' was not what I expected, especially from the cover, but I enjoyed it immensely.

'Sunset Beach' may be a beach read but it is not a light, fluffy beach story; it's a mystery that takes place at a beach.

It's fun to see MKA expand her beach horizons to include some mystery depth, in this case two mysteries, with all the beauty of the beach.

Unfortunately, the 36 year old heroine of the story sounded and acted a bit too much like a petulant 18 yr old. I found that off-putting. However I feel MKA left the door open to more mystery sequels. If that's the case, perhaps Drue will mature into her age.

3.75 stars for 'Sunset Beach'

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leroi0211
Jun 26, 2019

I was most disappointed in Ms Anderson's latest offering. It fell short in the characterization and wit, for which she known to excel. I'll wait very patiently for her next one, with fingers crossed that she, does better.

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ktjonas
Jun 13, 2019

this book was a disappointment to me...it started off great,but by the middle of the book,it seems to get in a rut and just goes around and around ,,page by page on the same thing..same conversations..I could not even read it...

Gina_Vee Jun 06, 2019

Anderws just keeps knocking her books out of the park. Great read! Probably the best beach read I've read to date.

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darladoodles
May 07, 2019

This new release has much more substance than the cover communicates. I was impressed that there were actually two mysteries in the book and we got to the bottom of both within the span of the narrative. Drue was a bit rough around the edges, but she has had some tough breaks. The beach house itself is a substantial piece of the plot and if those walls could talk. . . Includes some scrumptious-looking recipes at the end and some tips on choosing your very own beach house. There were a couple of unsatisfactory plot holes for me, but I would definitely recommend this for a beach read.

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