Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Newcomer

Today we are pleased to feature Mary Kay Andrews's latest novel, The Newcomer, which was released earlier this month. Thanks to Tandem Literary, we have one copy to give away!

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.

"A fast-paced, delightful roller coaster of a ride, The Newcomer takes us from a murder scene in Manhattan to a laid-back beach town on Florida's west coast, as one brave woman tries to save her young niece's life. Filled with colorful characters, rapid-fire plot twists, a simmering romance, and Mary Kay Andrews's signature wit, the latest from the reigning queen of summer will have you flipping pages at breakneck speed as you plunge into a world so well-drawn, you'll feel the sand beneath your toes and hear the murmuring surf just outside." 
-- Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names


Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than two dozen novels, including Hello, Summer, Sunset Beach, The High Tide Club, 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.

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26 comments:

Carla S. said...

I've been "new to town" a few times and was always lucky to have nice neighbors introduce themselves and invite us over.

Melissa said...

When I was 8, my family moved from one local town to another and so that school year, I was the "new girl," and then again, when I moved towns as a late teen and in my 20's.

Jane said...

Thanks for the chance. Didn't see the question posed.

Padmini Rao said...

When I was seven I moved to a new school district and I had to sit by myself for lunch. It was so aekward.

Toni Laliberte said...

When I moved into the townhouse I currently live in. Most of the neighbors welcomed me and I became best friends with a couple of them. I usually have no problem making friends or being the newcomer.

traveler said...

When I started at a new high school I made friends immediately. The school was new but welcoming.

Suburban prep said...

When I graduated from college I moved to a different state than my home state. I started a job where not only was I the new girl but also from a state that not many came from. I made friends and one who has been a dear friend for many yrs now. I did move back to my home state and home town eventually. That "new" girl experience stands out in my mind.

Vesna Dan said...

When I moved to Danbury CT after getting married. I knew no one, but each neighbor on either side of me were so welcoming and friendly.

penney said...

We never moved as a child but I have to say when I moved to England it was hard getting use to.
Penney

Tracy Wirick said...

I moved quite often as a child and as a young adult so I’ve been the new kid on the block numerous times in my lifetime. Some experiences were good and some were not so good. When I would change schools, that was the difficult part as a child trying to make new friends. But then when I would have to leave, that was the sad part.

Pamela said...

When my first child was less than a year old, my husband and I moved to North Carolina from New York. We left behind all of our family and friends, but enjoyed meeting new people and getting to know extended family in our new state. Having a young child made it easier for me to connect with new friends. I can't imagine having to start over somewhere new now that my children are grown.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I was scared to death when I joined the writing group the first time. But I fit in well really quickly telling very personal stories on my first day.

Katherine said...

I moved to Denver for school. We'd found the street my apartment was on, but it wasn't there...turns out the street ends but picks up again a few blocks away!

jodi marinich said...

when i was 13 we moved to NJ from NY..I started high school here and knew no one

Rita Wray said...

When I started school I was very scared I wouldn't have any friends.

diannekc said...

After I got married my husband was transferred to a small town in Southern Illinois. It was a totally new environment and took some getting used to.

Mary Preston said...

I went to a LOT of different schools over the years. Being new is hard, especially in High School.

Di said...

since I've lived in the same town since I was 6 (a very long time ago) I don't remember being new to that school - I have been new at several jobs - the beginning is always exciting & nerve wracking while wanting to make a good impression. One job I knew almost from the beginning that I should go elsewhere (it was a male dominate environment with a of issues) but it took me 2 1/2 years after some very uncomfortable episodes.

dstoutholcomb said...

20+ years ago, I was new in town and joined the Newcomers Club. Didn't really find my people there, but when I had kids, I found a few friends in a play group.

denise

Linda Kish said...

I'm getting ready to be new...I'm moving next week. I move about every 18 years so, not very often but, now it's time. New house, new town, new neighborhood, new people.

bn100 said...

+new to school

Bonnie K. said...

Moving from Northern California to Southern California was hard for me. I had felt secured being in the program for the hearing-impaired from the time I was five years old to age twelve. Starting at a new middle school with grades 7-9 with my starting in ninth grade not knowing anyone and not having the security of a program to assist me when needed made this a challenging time for me. The school did provide a speech therapist for me who was there to help with anything I needed. I'm not sure that I really felt settled. We were only there for two years, and then we moved back to Northern California. I had to do this all over again and also with no program for the hearing-impaired. It was hard for me. I really missed my old friends. I have found several of them on Facebook.

Terri. said...

I was 11 when we moved out of state and it was hard to make new friends because I was extremely shy.

Peggy Russo said...
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Peggy Russo said...

My family moved a lot when I was a kid, probably 7 or 8 times between 1st grade and senior year. Our last move while I was in school was when I was a high school freshman. That was sooo hard. It took me at least 2 years to adjust and make friends. Books were my best friends during that trying time.

Stephanie Ludwig said...

I have been new a couple times when we changed schools and it was hard at first but I made some great friends!