The Weekenders: A Novel (Hardcover)
Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends-and the mix between the regulars and “the weekenders” can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found.
So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Cocktail parties aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.
Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting that you can’t help but fall for, the New York Times bestseller The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape.
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 The Weekenders
"This book has all the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder." –Bustle
“As her fans can already attest, Andrews has this “perfect beach read” label down pat — and then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good… Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag, so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you.” –RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
“Andrews’ novels, such as Save the Date and Beach Town, are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception… Andrews blends romance, intrigue, and soap-opera-like twists in this entertaining novel about a gossipy beach town.” –Booklist
“Atlanta’s prolific chick-lit queen returns to her roots as a mystery author with this frothy tale of divorce, shady real estate deals and murder…Venturing into plots a tad darker than usual, Andrews still finds room for humor, romance and zany characters worth spending a weekend with.” —Atlanta Journal Constitution
“The bestselling author, who has been called the ‘Beach Read Queen,’ marks summer’s start with a mystery set on quaint Belle Isle, N.C. Riley arrives on the island to find her estranged husband is a no show and her beach home is in foreclosure. Add shady financial dealings, an old flame and colorful Southern characters, and Riley’s summer has become complicated.” —Fort Worth Star Telegram
“Fun and frothy…Think sun, sand, romance, drama and a fine sheen of witty commentary.” —AARP.com
“Fast-forward to summer with this breezy mystery.” —RealSimple.com
“One of the many books you'll want to keep in your beach bag this season.” —PopSugar
“There is no doubt that this will be the hit of summer 2016 as Mary Kay Andrews has outdone herself once again and produced her best novel to date... a wonderful mix of drama, mystery, southern life, rich characters and love --- a page-turner that won’t last a long weekend!" —Book Report Network
Praise for Beach Town
“To read Mary Kay Andrews is to love Mary Kay Andrews and Beach Town is no exception. Set your sights for this summer destination and have a grand time with a fascinating storyteller.” –Huffington Post
"Andrews expertly combines an intriguing love story with small-town quirkiness and cinematic action to highly entertaining effect." -Booklist
“A fun book that's perfect to read by the pool or in the sand… Another summer staple.” –The Durham Herald-Sun
“Beach Town is perfect reading for a sunny summer day.” –BookPage
“Could Beach Town be the summer beach read of the year? Featuring a bevy of memorable characters, as well as Andrews’ attention to detail and distinct wit—along with her proven summer beach read track record—it very well could be. Andrews has penned another entertaining Southern romantic romp sure to be a certified hit. Readers will eagerly devour this novel and be left wanting more. This just might be one of her best to date!” –RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars, Top Pick)
“It wouldn’t be Summer without another page turner from Mary Kay Andrews.” –popsugar.com
“Andrews masterfully creates an entertaining story filled with likable characters and a few lightweight, havoc-wreaking troublemakers…A perfect fit for the romance lover's beach bag.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Ready to kick off beach-read season? Look no further than Mary Kay Andrews’s aptly titled Beach Town.” –Instyle.com