Review: The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

36336690It’s been a bit of a busy (ahem….chaotic) summer in the Married Book Nerds house. It’s all good stuff, but there has been little time to read (boo!) or to blog (boo-er!)

I decided it was high time to get back in the saddle on that.

I was reading a non-fiction book that was good, but with all the busy-ness my brain wasn’t having it. So I decided to pick up some light and fun beach reads. Now, I’m used to big city life where there is a bookstore on every corner. Not so much here. I raided the local Target stores bookshelves – which honestly – didn’t too bad of a selection. Sure I could have ordered something online, or even got an e-book. But I was in the mood for a tactile experience – looking at the books and touching the books (wow, that sounds weird and inappropriate). Anyway, you book nerds get where I am coming from.

I hadn’t read anything by Ms Andrews before, but the cover and the blurb on the back looked like it was going to fit the bill. Fluffy enough for my addled mind, but with a bit of texture to it to not be boring. And, dear reader of the blog, I was not wrong.

This started out a bit odd, I will say. I was a bit confused by the characters and it didn’t seem like it was going to gel for me. But by page 20 it was all good. So if you decide to take this one to the beach, give it a bit of time.

This is kind of a romance, mystery, sister-of-the-travelling-pants kind of story. There is an aging millionaire lady who summons the local new kid on the block lawyer to her island home. Basically she is dying – the aging millionaire lady – and wants to make amends to her group of friends from back in the day.

As I said, there is enough texture in this book to keep it interesting and intriguing. I don’t want to spill the beans on that and #spoileralert it for anyone.

This was definitely a great beach/summer read – short chapters for when you need to take a break and have a nap or a cocktail.

I rated it 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

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