Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The High Tide Club - Review

Idgie Says:
This novel switches back in forth in time between the 1940s and current day, slowly bringing to light a crime surrounded by violence that happened in 1941 and was protected by the High Tide Club to current day.... until ninety-nine year old Josephine decides it's time to make amends. 

As always with Mary Kay, time and place are spot on and the characters are alive with personality and complexity.  You are able to sink easily into their story and fret with anxiousness when the pages don't tell you what occurred at a fast enough pace for your liking. 

The questions are: What happened? Who did it? Will anyone pay?  Will Josephine succeed in her goal?  Finally, will Brooke let the Baby Daddy know.......well, about the baby?

A good sized read that keeps you on the edge the entire journey through the pages.


The High Tide Club
A Novel
Pub Date


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

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.

The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found.