This review comes from our event team member Meike.
Temperatures are rising and it’s officially pool and beach season, so it’s time to lighten up our reading selections—even the most highbrow reader might want to throw in some less serious reading over the next few months. And The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews fits the bill—it’s full of summertime fun and warmth, with a healthy dose of drama (so you don’t nod off in your pool-side chaise lounge….)
Some people spend the entire summer on idyllic Belle Isle, North Carolina, while others come only for the weekends. Riley Griggs grew up on the island—her family founded it many years ago—but now she lives full-time in Raleigh and can only come for the summer. She’s looking forward to an entire season of cocktail parties and good times with her family and friends, but things go south rather quickly—on the ferry ride over she is served with foreclosure papers on her beach house, and she arrives on the island to find that her husband is missing. And then a body is discovered floating in the bay. Riley tries to fit all the pieces together, but she finds that many on the island are keeping secrets—secrets that could change the island forever. And with a hurricane looming, time may be running out.
Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. In The Weekenders, she has created a main character that’s a smart, resourceful woman with some tough problems to solve. Andrews surrounds Riley with a cast of colorful characters in an alluring setting that will leave you wanting to pack your bags and head to the beach pronto. Told with Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, The Weekenders is the perfect summer read.