Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Photo Credit: St. Martin’s Press

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Sunset Beach

Summary: 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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I haven’t read all of Mary Kay Andrews books- but when I read one, I always think “Why have I not caught up completely with her backlist?”

First, she has great covers, Covers that are basically like art. Second, the characters are real. So darn real. Third… well maybe I just have a first and second 🙂

What I liked:

The cover. If I could crawl into a cover- I think this cover would be the one I would crawl into.

The mystery. Usually there is a mystery-ish aspect to the MKA books I have read- trying to piece together why the book is unfolding the way it does. But this book had 2 mysteries for the price of 1- and both were good!!!! I liked that one was a true cold case and the other had a cold case feel!

Family drama. Sometimes you just need a little family drama to read about 🙂


Bottom line: Totally readable. Totally enjoyable. I predict you won’t be able to walk too many steps down the beach without seeing someone reading this book!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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