The Newcomer: A Novel (Hardcover)

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The New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads, delivers her next page-turner for the summer in The Newcomer.


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 me.” So Letty grabs her sister’s Mercedes and hits the road . . .


. . . and 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 Surf Motel.


And 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 and right the wrongs of the past.

About the Author

Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The Weekenders, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Praise For…

Praise for Hello, Summer:

"Andrews can be counted on for beach-worthy depictions of southern women with chutzpah and a talent for finding trouble with humor and romantic interest mixed in. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Kristy Woodson Harvey shouldn’t miss it." --Booklist

Hello, Summer is another gem by the always wonderful Mary Kay Andrews.” -- PopSugar

“The world of modern journalism, small town politics and relationships are brought to vibrant life by Mary Kay Andrews’ deft touch.” -- Authorlink Writers & Readers Magazine

"It isn’t Summer until the new Mary Kay Andrews book comes out. This one ties a small-town family owned newspaper with a political scandal and then morphs into a thriller. Seriously amazing!” -- Good Life Family

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250256966
ISBN-10: 1250256968
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 448