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The Resource Sunset Beach, Mary Kay Andrews

Sunset Beach, Mary Kay Andrews

Label
Sunset Beach
Title
Sunset Beach
Statement of responsibility
Mary Kay Andrews
Title variation
Sunset Beach
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a novel
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach - it comes with a twist. Drue Campbell's life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn't seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother's funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he's remarried - to Drue's eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they're offering her a job. It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance - her grandparents' beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions. With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father's firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may - or may not - involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there's a storm on the horizon. Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart, and charm
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Review
  • Andrews’ (The High Tide Club, 2018) latest annual big beach read combines mystery, family secrets, a hint of romance, and a little bit of home renovation. Drue Campbell inherits a beach shack from her mother, and her estranged father shows up to offer her a job. Brice Campbell is a personal injury attorney, and though Drue is not interested, she is desperate. In between answering calls on the Justice Line, she meets Yvonne Howington, whose daughter, Jazmin, a hotel maid, was murdered. But the settlement Brice got from the civil suit against the hotel is not enough to raise her granddaughter on, and despite repeated warnings that it is a hopeless case, Drue starts to investigate. Meanwhile, Drue finds a scrapbook and what looks like a police case file in the attic of the shack, all centering on the disappearance of a woman 40 years ago, and again, Drue’s curiosity is piqued. Though some of the jokes fall flat (Drue calls her white Bronco “OJ”), Andrews’ style ensures that this will be a relaxing read. -- Susan Maguire (Reviewed 4/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 16, p36)
  • After her mother’s death, Drue Campbell inherits her grandparent’s beach cottage in Sunset Beach, Florida where she takes a job with her estranged father who is married to her high school frenemy. For readers who enjoyed The Identicals and Life’s a Beach. -- Evelyn Janoch, Rocky River Public Library, Rocky River, OH. (LibraryReads, May 2019)
  • Andrews (The High Tide Club) delivers a likable, if meandering, contemporary about a down-on-her-luck athlete, her colorful lawyer father, and a decades-old missing persons mystery. After a debilitating sports injury, Drue Campbell’s employment prospects are grim, until her estranged, flamboyant father, Brice Campbell, shows up at her mother’s funeral and offers his daughter a job working in his personal injury law office with him and his new wife, Wendy (who was a high school frenemy of Drue’s). Drue learns that she has also inherited her grandparents’ run-down beach cottage in Sunset Beach, Fla. Drue’s resigned to screening slip-and-fall calls, until she becomes involved with a suspicious death at a local resort that leaves a young girl motherless. Then she stumbles on a long-unsolved missing persons case that might involve her family. The plot wanders at times and the competing mysteries end with a bit of a fizzle, but Andrews’s gift for drawing fascinating characters (including a hard-boiled female detective) and her captivating dialogue will pull most readers through to the end of this laid-back blend of cozy mystery and women’s fiction. Agent: Meghan Walker, Tandem Literary. (May) --Staff (Reviewed 03/25/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 12, p)
  • Down-on-her-luck Drue Campbell is left with only her mother's tumbledown bungalow, a disgrace in a getting-noticed beach town. Then her father reappears to offer her a job at his law firm, and she gets caught up in a cold-case murder. With a one-day laydown on May 7. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 12/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 20, p46)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10766799
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andrews, Mary Kay
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Missing persons
  • Beaches
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Sunset Beach, Mary Kay Andrews
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065272320
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9781250244529
Lccn
2019003126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048939966
Label
Sunset Beach, Mary Kay Andrews
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065272320
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9781250244529
Lccn
2019003126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048939966

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