The Newcomer - Mary Kay Andrews

The Newcomer

By Mary Kay Andrews

  • Release Date: 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 377 Ratings


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.


  • Another winner. My summer is not complete unless I read a Mary Kay Andrews book.

    By White trash lady
    Great mystery romance
  • A must read

    By Gettys, K
    I couldn’t put this book down and kept thinking it needs to be turned into a movie!
  • Good but too long

    By Abbyy22
    The book is very good but it definitely could have been shorter. Would be a great read if you were on a long flight or road trip.
  • Excellent and finally a new book

    By Attorney*05
    Great read! I’ve definitely missed her books! Couldn’t put this book down for 2 days!
  • A Page Turner

    By akbaird
    Mary Kay Andrews latest novel does not disappoint and will keep you entertained from start to finish. What happens when your sister is caught up in a domestic situation where you promise to protect her four year daughter no matter what? How far are you willing to go? All the twists and turns will have you turning the pages to find out. Definitely one to be added to your TBR list. A perfect pool / Beach read!