The Blonde Bookworm: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews -- Review

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews -- Review

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Title: Sunset Beach 
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Pages: 432
Publishing: May 7th 2019 by St. Martin's Press


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.


As always, Mary Kay Andrews grabbed my attention on the first page and held it until the very last page. I don't know how she does it time after time, but she creates the most addicting and entertaining stories every summer. I loved Drue's character and really enjoyed her spunk and attitude in this novel. The other characters were a lot of fun as well and I loved everything they contributed to the story. 

If you're a Mary Kay Andrews fan or love a good summer read with a mixture of romance, family drama, and murder... then this novel is PERFECT for you. I would highly recommend this novel and, as always, I look forward to more amazing books from Mary Kay Andrews in the future! Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 4/5 


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