The Weekenders: A Novel (Paperback)
Tote bag, suitcase, backpack or duffle, it’s time to pack for a summer of intrigue…
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 becomes clear that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Now 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.
“Andrews blends romance, intrigue, and soap-opera-like twists in this entertaining novel about a gossipy beach town.” —Booklist
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
“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
“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.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick, 4 ½ Stars)
“One of the many books you'll want to keep in your beach bag this season.” —PopSugar
“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.” —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
“This book has all the makings of a beach read…The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder." —Bustle
“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