The Newcomer

The Newcomer

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

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 me.”

With a trunkful of emotional baggage...

So 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 Surf Motel.

The No Vacancy sign is flashing & the sharks are circling...

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 right the wrongs of the past.

Title:The Newcomer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250256966
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    The Newcomer Reviews

  • Regina

    Reading The Newcomer reminded me of eating one of those colossal entrees served at the Cheesecake Factory. - Wow, this looks great!- Mmm, this is really good.- Geez, it seems like I’ve barely put a ...

  • MarilynW

    I enjoyed Mary Kay Andrews Sunset Beach and wanted to read more of her work. My opportunity came with The Newcomer. The premise of the story is interesting, with the main characters, Letty, along with...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    The calendar shows May 4th: happy release day to this smart, entertaining beach read! Grab one of the books and start planning your holiday!👙🏄🏻‍♀️🏖🍹 Queen of Beach Reads is back ...

  • Holly  B

    My first novel by this author, but regrettably it was a miss for me.I really love the cute cover and thought the premise of a little romance and a little mystery would be a fun little page-turner (lik...

  • Julie

    The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews is a 2021 St. Martin’s Press publication. Letty is on the lam with her four-year old niece, Maya, after her sister, Tanya, was murdered, and Letty winds up being the...

  • Tina

    This is a Contemporary/Chick-Lit/Suspense/Women's Fiction. This is a very slow moving story. I have to say it took me a little bit to get into this book, but once I was pulled into this book I could n...

  • Debra

    Letty Carnahan found her sister, Tanya dead in her New York Townhouse. Letty knows who did it - Tanya's ex, Evan. Her sister had previously told Letty, that if anything should ever happen to her that ...

  • Kristy

    A fairly cute but rather unbelievable romance/mysteryWhen Letty Carnahan finds her sister Tanya dead, she knows she has to flee. Tanya warned her about this--if anything happened to her, Letty was to ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Quick thoughts: It’s not summer without a new beachy mystery from Mary Kay Andrews, and this summer’s spectacular new novel is The Newcomer! This is a clever and exciting story with a touch of rom...

  • SHOMPA

    This is the first time I've read this author's book. When I first saw the name of the book, I thought the premise of a bit of romance and a little mystery would be a fun read (like the synopsis promis...