I know I threw a brief movie review at you over the weekend, so I hope you don’t mind that I’m sharing a book review with you today. I’ll have quite a few book reviews/recommendations coming up in the next few months—all of them perfect for to read by the pool or at the beach this summer. Hope you enjoy!
This past week, I read Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews. If I had to choose three words to describe this book, they would be: sassy, spunky, and surprising. Andrews, who started out writing mystery novels, still adds a hint of mystery to her Southern, summery books.
Sunset Beach is the story of Drue, a woman who has recently suffered a serious accident and lost her mother. Broke and with nowhere else to go, True is grateful to learn that she inherited her grandparents’ rundown beach cottage in the Florida town of Sunset Beach. While she struggles to establish a relationship with her father, who was absent for most of the last twenty years, and his new wife—who just happens to be Drue’s age—she learns about an unsolved murder in the area and begins searching for answers. The deeper she looks and the more people who try to discourage her, the more she is resolved to find answers for the victim’s family. The twists and turns of this story kept me guessing with every page I turned, and I definitely was surprised by the ending!
I definitely think this book is the perfect addition to your beach bag, especially if you’re going to the beach for a weekend. If you’ve never read any of Andrews’ books before, I HIGHLY recommend them! Her books are Southern and sassy, and many of them are set in the Savannah area, which is near & dear to my heart (since I used to live there). If you need to borrow any of them, let me know! I own a LOT of them!
If you read the book or want to borrow it, let me know!