The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews has robbery, killing, bribery, kidnapping and Florida beachfront during winter. Plenty of love and family to go around for everybody. Lots of laughs and suspense. The story revolves around Letty Carnahan, the sister of recently died Tanya. She is on the run from New York City to a small town on the Gulf Coast of Florida, with her niece Maya who is 4-year-old.
They arrive at the Murmuring Surf, a long-term lodging on the sea shore. Here she finds that it’s the ideal place to hide and where they are meant to be, she simply does not know why. They are welcome by a crew of old occupants and embraced by the owner, Ava, her daughter, Isabelle and her son, Joe. However, joe is a cop, and realizes that Letty is hiding something, something that scares her. He’s resolved to discover what it is, but additionally ends up attracted to this caring, giving newcomer who has appeared out of the blue.
Climate is something you need to move into and stay for the long stretch. The rustic long-stay lodging setting, arranged right along the sea shore, is illustrative and clear and causes you to feel as though you are there close by the characters.
The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews is admittedly very long, as all of her books are. It is relaxing, charming meandering path of a story that is a bit slower-paced, as Southern fiction always is, yet in addition pleasantly fulfilling. I was honestly somewhat confused by Letty’s steady hesitance in her romantic connection.
The plot is rather cheesy. There are multiple points of view, some of which seemed gratuitous. The little niece was adorable and well-captured; on the other hand, the motel visitors were stereotypical. All in all, this was an okay-for-the-beach read. It was good and didn’t strain my brain, but was not an awesome read.
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