The High Tide Club
From the perennially bestselling author of The Weekenders, a new novel about righting wrongs, making amends, and friendships that last a lifetime, with a heady dose of mystery. 99-year-old Josephine wants to do two things before she dies: protect the Georgia coastal island she owns from being despoiled by development, and make things right with her estrangest oldest friends, the ladies of the High Tide Club. She needs to make things right so she can bequeathe them her property and guarantee its safety. Small town lawyer Brooke—whom Josephine hires to carry out her wishes—soon discovers that Josephine has been keeping explosive secrets involving an unsolved murder for seventy years. But before Brooke discovers the truth or secures her client’s wishes, Josephine dies. In order to save Josephine’s legacy, Brooke and the High Tide Club members must discover the truth of the past. With two timelines—1941 and present-day—Andrews reveals what really happened back then, and the dramatic implications it has for right now.
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.