Review: The High Tide Club
Title: The High Tide Club
Release Date: May 8, 2018
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm. Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met.
My Review: I loved this story. In true Mary Kay Andrews the story features characters full of life and fierceness and a setting in the south the brings a small island off Georgia to life. The story is told in alternating time periods that give a great sense of both the present day story and the events of the past that have led the cast of characters to where they are today. The mystery was an interesting one, although there were a few things that were left unanswered. There were enough twists to keep me reading long past my bedtime, I’m hopeful that means there are more books to come though! I would love to know what happens with Pete for one thing! I really liked the cast of characters, especially Brooke and her son Henry. I also enjoyed all of the side characters and all of their secrets and different points of view. I really hope that this book is the start of a long series!
Be sure to pick this book up on May 8 for a great beach read this summer!
*I received this book from netgalley and St. Martins Press in exchange for an honest review*