Escape into a Great New Read

Dive into Mary Kay Andrew's New Hit The Weekenders

Escape into a Great New Read

The time is just right to dive into Mary Kay Andrew's brand new hit novel

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The Weekenders.The summer brings hot weather, boat time and plenty of activities. I often find solace in enjoying a good book. I love turning to a good mystery or (shhh!) a little romance and New York Times bestselling author, Mary Kay Andrews, delivers on both! Her light-hearted, page-turners are an easy-read that is perfect to take along anywhere.

With that said, let’s dive into Mary Kay Andrew’s latest hit—The Weekenders.

Welcome to Belle Isle, North Carolina. Home of the “regulars,” who live year-round or all summer long, and the “weekenders,” who visit for the weekend and ferry back to the mainland to work all week.

Enter Riley Griggs: wife, stay-at-home mom, friend and former reporter. Riley has been spending summers at Belle Isle her entire life. Her family was the initial developer of the island and she has close ties. But as Riley waits for the ferry, she knows this summer is bound to be different. Her soon to be ex-husband is nowhere to be found, she is served papers on the ferry, and finds her home foreclosed on when she arrives to settle in.

As she begins to unravel the mystery of her husband’s disappearance, she finds secrets about Belle Isle and her family are piling up, all while struggling with a diabetic, 12-year-old, daddy’s girl.

Plus, sparks fly with a former beau and her family, as she takes control and looks toward the future. And fate isn’t done yet...throw in a medical emergency, a category two hurricane and a new job.

Riley Griggs is the strong, dynamic character you’ve been looking for, and she has a great story that will keep you guessing. Enjoy the read!

Synopsis: Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, N.C. Some people come only for the weekends—and it’s something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers, informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has his/her own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Cocktail parties and crab boils aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Isle, the husband she might not really know and the summer that could change everything.

Mary Kay AndrewsMary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 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.

A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, she started her professional journalism career in Savannah, Georgia, where she covered the real-life murder trials that were the basis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Married to her high school sweetheart, Tom, she has two adult children and two grandchildren. She and her husband now live in Atlanta and own two restored beach cottages on Tybee Island, both of which are named for fictional locations in her novels.

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