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Secrets are every where

The Newcomer

The Newcomer, May 2021
by Mary Kay Andrews

St. Martin's Press
Featuring: Letty Carnahan
448 pages
ISBN: 1250256968
EAN: 9781250256966
Kindle: B08FZ9HWZ9
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Another Out Of The Park Hit"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Newcomer
Mary Kay Andrews

Reviewed by Debbie Devita
Posted April 24, 2021

Mystery Woman Sleuth | Romance Comedy | Women's Fiction Contemporary

Mary Kay Andrews is one of those few authors who NEVER disappoints her readers. Her new book is another fantastic read for lovers of books about strong women, who are faced with huge obstacles to overcome.

Letty shows up in the parking lot of the Murmuring Surf Motel in Florida with her 4 years old niece Maya asleep in the back seat of the car. Letty's sister (Maya's mother) had told her that if anything happened to her, she wanted Letty to grab Maya and get as far away as she can.

When Letty finds her sister in a pool of blood in her NYC apartment, she knows that she has to save Maya and flees to Florida. Even though there were no vacancies at the motel, the owner helps her find a storeroom that can be cleaned out and lived in and gives her a job at the motel. The elderly snow birds at the motel as well as the owner's son, Joe, a policeman, all treat this newcomer with suspicion and hostility. Will Letty be able to keep Maya out of harm's way and right the wrongs of the past?

THE NEWCOMER is full of suspense and keeps the pages turning to make sure that Letty and Maya stay safe. Along with that are humorous scenes with the snowbirds at the motel. They have all been wintering there for years and feel like they own the place and are very resentful of anyone new. They are all very set in their ways, but I found a lot of humor in their attitudes toward the motel and each other.

This is a wonderful novel about family - both the family that you are born into and the family that you create out of the people who love and take care of you. This is a must read for the summer of 2021.

This fantastic book is available May 4th 2021. Go preorder it now. 

Learn more about The Newcomer


The New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads, delivers her next page-turner for the summer in The Newcomer.


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.” So Letty grabs her sister’s Mercedes and hits the road . . .


. . . and 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.


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 and right the wrongs of the past.

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