The Weekenders

The Weekenders

eBook - 2016
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"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 Weekenders is the perfect summer escape."-- From publisher.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781466872929
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 23, 2019

I love Mary Kay Andrews and the sleepy, southern island places she writes about, and this book follows her same formula, a little romance, a little mystery, and an enjoyable, beach read. As far as her novels go, this one is not my favorite and she has stronger stories. A lot of unbelievable holes in plot, the daughter is never disciplined for awful behavior and some situations were either very transparent or unbelievable. So while I'm glad I finished it, I like some of her other books set on Tybee Island much better.

Sep 23, 2018

This was a hard read, mainly because the characters were hard to like and feel anything but detestment for. Mainly the disrespectful 12 year old daughter, Maggie!- Her mother is a complete sap. I've had to put the book down several times for being so discusted and infuriated over these two that I just couldn't continue.
I finally opted for an audio version and had the rest of the book 'read to me' (which wasn't too much better-just poor choice of narrator)

Apr 06, 2017

Okay read, I found myself wanting more from the writer. The ending was the best part of the book as it was very descriptive and provided suspense needed for this type of story. I wish the whole book had been as suspenseful as the ending. The child character being allowed to be so disrespectful made the book hard to read.

Dec 10, 2016

This novel was an easy read and enjoyed it to the very end.

Nov 18, 2016

Meh...very lite reading, not much suspense. I knew who killed him and with what early on in the book. My first and last book from this author.

Sep 20, 2016

This was a lot of fun and great for the beach or a long weekend of rain. As others have suggested, a lot of it doesn't make any sense (financially) and the author never really clears that up. The first half is superb while the second half strains the imagination but it entertains nonetheless. My favorite part is (spoiler alert) her two days back at work at a local TV station.

Sep 10, 2016

Good enjoyable read. Did not appreciate the graphic sex though. Certainly not needed.

Sep 06, 2016

It's a good summer read. I liked her previous books better, but she's still a great writer.

allywaddell Aug 31, 2016

Best book I have read this summer; could not put it down! Good choice if you enjoy a good love story with a bit of suspense and mystery.

ArapahoeKathryn Aug 18, 2016

Nobody expects chick-lit to be serious fiction, but this book strains credibility. A husband/business associate is murdered. but no one thinks twice about it until one of them might be accused of the crime. Forged papers would hold up a foreclosed property sale for months if not years in real life, but in this book it goes off without a hitch. It comes off as a hurried, poorly researched effort.

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