The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

The High Tide Club

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 m...

Details The High Tide Club

TitleThe High Tide Club
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Mystery

Reviews The High Tide Club

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    🧜♀ 4 Mermaid Beach Stars to The High Tide Club! 🧜♀ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I can still remember reading my first book by Mary Kay Andrews. I was in graduate school, and my cousin (one of my favorite reading buddies) told me I just had to read Hissy Fit. Filled with southern charm and humor, I had experienced nothing like it before. Mary Kay Andrews was offering something different! Several years later, and Mary Kay Andrews continues to offer so...
  • Obsidian
    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my review or rating. Warning. This is not a beach read. This is a story of barely developed characters, subtle racism (overt in some cases) a secret child story-line (I hate those) and a plot that zigs-zags from the past to the present repeatedly. I was left 100 percent disappointed with this read and baffled that Andrews wrote this. I have enjoyed her books over the years a...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MAY 8, 2018."The characters were the highlight for me as well as the location.The island, its history, and its description made you want to be there with the characters.I enjoyed the lives of the characters in 1941 as well as the present-day family members. This was my first book by Mary Kay Andrews, and it was a very pleasant, entertaining read. If you enjoy family sagas, secrets, and mysteries, you will want to read THE H...
  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    Release Date: May 8, 2018 Genre: Women's FictionThe High Tide Club is much different than what I anticipated going into it, but it was well worth the surprise. Mary Kay Andrews has a way with words. She weaves beautiful and original tales that play on readers emotions while also opening up their minds and hearts. Even more, she brings her characters to life by building them up and making them seem like real people. I love the flow of her storie...
  • Zoe
    Mysterious, sentimental and uplifting!A lovely story that just kept getting better and better as it went along.Full review to follow closer to publication.
  • Maranda
    POSITIVES OF THIS BOOK ARE TOO MANY TO LIST!!! NEGATIVE is simply that the story came to an end. The events of 1940's on an island in Georgia. Narration switches between POV along with time periods. Excellent characters, secrets revealed, and numerous happenings that make this an enjoyable entertainment option. Andrews started out with the introductions that at first seemed cloudy. Loved the length of the book that allowed for extended read time....
  • Jennifer
    The High Tide Club is Women's Fiction mixed with mystery. This was my first book by this author. The main character is Brooke Trappnell (34 years old). She is a lawyer who lives in St. Ann's Georgia.The book is about 99 year old Josephine Bettendorf Warrick who lives on Talisa Island in Georgia. Josephine is very old and about to die. She wants to hire Brooke to 1)protect her island and 2)make amends with the heirs of her closest friends from the...
  • Theresa
    This is the first & certainly not the last novel I've read by, Mary Kay Andrews! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars, because this novel had everything, mystery, romance, friendship & humor! I loved it, the setting was wonderful, there was a lot of interesting southern traditions & belief's. I read through this book quickly because it was too hard to put down, everytime I ended a chapter, I had to go on because a new twist had taken place & ...
  • Laurel-Rain
    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 cli...
  • Catherine Faulkenburg
    I've heard of Mary Kay Andrews, and have actually picked up a few of her novels, started them, and put them down. However, I was offered book by the publisher, and after reading a few books that I didn't enjoy, I decided to try this one.First of all, the good. The setting. I love Southern fiction and this one does not disappoint. Set on a fictional island off the coast of Georgia, I could almost smell the ocean throughout the novel. I also really...
  • Elvan
    Mary Kay Andrews sure knows how to weave a southern tale. This book is lengthy for a beach read. Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen as you will be drawn into the lives of Josephine, Millie, Ruth and Varina, the original High Tide Club back in the Forties. Present day Brooke is tasked with finding these ladies or their heirs by the aging Josephine. There were times when snippets from the past seemed intrusive but as the mysteries increased, the p...
  • Suzanne
    This was a good beach read mystery from an author I hadn’t read before and really enjoyed.Josephine, a rich old woman, has invited Brooke, a small-town lawyer, to her home on an island. She wants Brooke to help her find the family of her old friends so she can make amends before her time is up now that she is 99 years old. Josephine takes her time telling her story that started in the 1940’s. Some of her friends’ family members are also inv...
  • Anne
    I enjoyed this novel as I've liked her others as well! Alternating between 1941 and the present, the book focuses on the friendship of four women who have secrets between them that come to light when present-day 99-year-old Josephine hires attorney, Brooke to help her settle her estate before she dies and make amends to her long-time friends. Brooke has her own secrets as she has a 3-year-old son and is estranged from her step-father--both issues...
  • Read In Colour
    This might be my favorite Mary Kay Andrews and I've read all of her books. Other than a few instances of black characters as the help and very minor characters, her books are typically very white. I was happy to see the character of Varina, but was initially hesitant because I wasn't sure if she'd be relegated to a secondary character. And though she wasn't, I was still wary because I thought she was going to be a go along to get along character....
  • Tamara
    Review to come.Quick thoughts:LOVE the cover.Loved how the story was revealed in 2 timelines- in the 40's and current time. And I now want to go to Mermaid Beach on a full moon night and become a member of The High Tide Club.
  • Amanda McGill
    Full review at The Limit of Books Does Not ExistThe cover just screams beach read! The publishers know what they are doing because The High Tide Club is set to release on May 8th, just in time for the warm weather! We had snow flurries here in Toronto this morning :( I want summer!99 year old, Josephine, invites Brooke, a struggling single mother and lawyer, to her remote island home. Josephine says that she needs Brooke to help her track down he...
  • Erin L
    I don't often choose "Beach Reads" in my normal reading life, but I have read Mary Kay Andrews writing as Kathy Hogan Trochek and really enjoyed it so when I saw the High Tide Club in an email from Netgalley, I decided I should give it a shot. I wasn't disappointed.This book mixed a beach setting with strong female friendships like most beach reads seem to do. The author then threw in a dash of age-old family secrets - skeletons hidden in closets...
  • Ann
    What an absolutely fantastic story combining three generations of strong southern women. Josephine is the last of her family and lives on Talisa Island With a small staff and a settlement of families who are descendants of slaves that worked the plantation. The state of Georgia wants the 20,000 acres for a state park but Josephine hires Brooke to set up a trust and fight the State. AT 99, Josephine is setting things right in her life by deeding t...
  • Leigh
    This is the first book I have read by this author. Being from the south myself, I enjoyed reading about the area. The story plot was ok but I just didn't get a great feel for any of the characters. Most were greedy, selfish and really unlikeable. I will definitely try another one of Andrews books because I really like her beach-themed style stories. This one is probably a good summer read, just don't expect to come away with any warm fuzzies.
  • Sue
    This is a different kind of book for Mary Kay Andrews - her books are usually laugh out loud funny and even though this one has some funny moments, its much more serious and mysterious than her earlier books. That said, I loved this book and highly recommend it. The characters are so well written that we see them as real people - flaws and all. Plus the age of the characters range from mid 30s to 99 so we get to view women's lives through a varie...
  • Cindy
    If you are a MKA fan you would enjoy this beach read. There is a little bit of everything included from romance to suspense to humor. I do feel though that the excessive number of characters and side stories took away from the main plot and at times made the story drag. I did like how the story was told in the present with every few chapters told in the past. There were a few twists that I didn’t see coming thus making the story more interestin...
  • Lisa Denton
    “It’s easier to walk around with love in your heart than with hate.” -VarinaMary Kay Andrews’s The High Tide Club is a perfect beach read filled with mystery, romance, friendship, and humor. The story jumps back and forth between the 1940s and present day. In the 1940s, we meet best friends Josephine, Ruth, Millie, and Varina, the girls of the High Tide Club. In the present, only Josephine and Varina are still living, and 99 year old Jose...
  • Pat
    This may be my favorite Mary Kay Andrews. It was much longer, and darker, than most of her books. There is not as much of her trademark humor as there has been in other of her novels, however this is a far from solemn book. Mary Kay's love of coastal Georgia shines through, and I am now more determined than ever to make a visit to see if the offshore islands are as impossibly beautiful as she describes them. The characters are memorable, and have...
  • Peg
    Thanks to the publisher, St. Martin's Press, via NetGalley, for an e-ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.From the cover, the first thing you think of is a summer beach read. I didn't find it to be that but felt it was a novel that could be read anytime, anywhere. The story line was just okay for me. It's about a fictional island off the coast of Georgia owned by a 99-year-old wealthy woman who is dying and she wants to leave the island to the d...
  • Jessica Call
    Unlike anything I’ve ever read. It was fascinating read. I had a hard time putting it down! This book shows how the past always has a way of showing up in your present. There’s lots of twists and turns I gasped in shock at a few. Applauded others and was sad, happy, mad, teary etc. this book makes you feel. You get caught up in the reminiscing moments and through the whole book you are guessing who done it! At the end I was incredibly proud w...
  • Brenda
    Mary Kay Andrews has given us another well-written novel that rolls out excitement, mystery, intrigue, romance along with beautiful scenery and gentle moments where joy springs up in simple everyday actions. Very well done!The High Tide Club is established in 1941 when four teenage girls go skinny dipping during a full moon on Talisa Island. The daughters and granddaughters of Josephine, Millie, Ruth & Varina continue to tradition in 2018.Their l...
  • MaryAnn
    The High Tide Club was unlike any other Mary Kay Andrews book that I've read. I've read most, if not all of hers, so this surprised me.The story started out slowly, in my opinion, and at one point I had half a mind to put it down without finishing. Believe me, do not make the mistake that I almost did because the story does pick up and keeps moving quickly until the end once it starts moving. I'd say I found it slow going until about 15% of the w...
  • Dawn
    This book had it all! I thought from the title it would be a fluffy romantic beach read. Boy was I surprised. It had murders, mystery, friendships new and old, romances new and old, and lots of secrets. The characters were fascinating. I could actually feel the pain for both Varina growing up a young black girl in the 30’s and 40’s who is now in her 90’s as she tried to explain to her great niece a young black professional of the new millen...
  • Tracy
    Quite different from the typical MKA, this one adds the impact of race on family, especially in the South, and even includes a bit of a murder mystery. Unlike most of her titles, this one alternatives between the present and the 1940's, including a wider cast or characters than many, but still with a snappy, sassy sense of humor and enough depth to keep them interesting. Another great beach read.
  • Leslynn
    Copy courtesy of NetGalleyCould've been a 4-star, but (view spoiler)[happy endings (hide spoiler)] are bullshit! I was pleasantly surprised by the calibre of writing, character depth and storyline. Mostly because the cover image depicted a girly, light-hearted, fun story, I didn't hold out hope that the novel would be other than a cute story. How wrong can one be? This is a wonderful tale of strength, perseverance, friendship and forgiveness - bu...