In trouble and on the run...
After she discovers her
sister Tanya dead on the floor of her fashionable New York City
townhouse, Letty Carnahan is certain she knows who did it: Tanya’s ex;
sleazy real estate entrepreneur Evan Wingfield. Even in the grip of
grief and panic Letty heeds her late sister’s warnings: “If anything bad
happens to me—it’s Evan. Promise me you’ll take Maya and run. Promise
With a trunkful of emotional baggage...
Letty grabs her sister’s Mercedes and hits the road with her wailing
four-year-old niece Maya. Letty is determined to out-run Evan and the
law, but run to where? Tanya, a woman with a past shrouded in secrets,
left behind a “go-bag” of cash and a big honking diamond ring—but only
one clue: a faded magazine story about a sleepy mom-and-pop motel in a
Florida beach town with the improbable name of Treasure Island. She
sheds her old life and checks into an uncertain future at The Murmuring
The No Vacancy sign is flashing & the sharks are circling...
that’s the good news. Because The Surf, as the regulars call it, is the
winter home of a close-knit flock of retirees and snowbirds who regard
this odd-duck newcomer with suspicion and down-right hostility. As Letty
settles into the motel’s former storage room, she tries to heal Maya’s
heartache and unravel the key to her sister’s shady past, all while
dodging the attention of the owner’s dangerously attractive son Joe, who
just happens to be a local police detective. Can Letty find romance as
well as a room at the inn—or will Joe betray her secrets and put her
behind bars? With danger closing in, it’s a race to find the truth and
right the wrongs of the past.
About The Author
MARY KAY ANDREWS is the New York
Times bestselling author of 28 novels (including The Newcomer; Hello,
Summer; Sunset Beach; The High Tide Club; The Weekenders; Beach Town;
Save the Date; Ladies’ Night; Christmas Bliss; Spring Fever; Summer
Rental; The Fixer Upper; Deep Dish; Blue Christmas; Savannah Breeze;
Hissy Fit; Little Bitty Lies; and Savannah Blues), and one cookbook, The
Beach House Cookbook.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, she
earned a B.A. in journalism from The University of Georgia. After a
14-year career working as a reporter at newspapers including The
Savannah Morning News, The Marietta Journal, and The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, where she spent the final ten years of her career,
she left journalism in 1991 to write fiction.
Her first novel,
Every Crooked Nanny, was published in 1992 by HarperCollins. She went on
to write ten critically acclaimed mysteries under her real name, Kathy
Hogan Trocheck. In 2002, she assumed the pen name Mary Kay Andrews with
the publication of Savannah Blues. In 2006, Hissy Fit became her first
New York Times bestseller, followed by twelve more New York Times, USA
Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestsellers. To date, her novels have been
published in German, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Dutch, Czech
She and her family divide their time between
Atlanta and Tybee Island, GA, where they cook up new recipes in two
restored beach homes, The Breeze Inn and Ebbtide—both named after
fictional places in Mary Kay’s novels, and both available to rent
through Tybee Vacation Rentals. In between cooking, spoiling her
grandkids, and plotting her next novel, Mary Kay is an intrepid treasure
hunter whose favorite pastime is junking and fixing up old houses.
What perfect read, whether on the beach or couch, or for me I had an audio book, that made me not want to reach my destination.
I have read many of Mary Kay Andrews books, and this one sure didn’t disappoint.
Maya stole the show, but a lot of great characters are here.
now the guardian of her niece, Maya the four year old, Ava and her
daughter and son, whom you quickly meet in the parking lot of the motel
There is never a dull moment here, take a breath, because you will quickly be holding it again!
Only bad part of this read was having to say goodbye!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Macmillian Audio
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