The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews - A Preview

Hi everyone! Today I'm previewing The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews which is being published by St. Martin's Press on May on May 4/21.

Publisher's Description:

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

With a trunkful of emotional baggage...

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.

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".

Why I Decided to Read The Newcomer:

I chose this book because Mary Kay Andrews is one of my go to authors. With a history in newspaper journalism, the author knows how to tell a story. This book is in the Mysteries & Thrillers, Romance and Women's Fiction genres which are all favourites of mine, so how could I go wrong!

Last Thoughts:

Doesn't this sound like a great beach read! I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing this book, so look for my full review in the week leading up to its publication.

Thanks for reading! I hope that you have a wonderful day.


  1. Love this post!! I'm always looking for new reads and this sounds right up my street, thanks!

  2. I love Mary Kay Andrews. I will have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I like the sound of this book, it has got a bit of everything to it - great preview post xx

  4. Sounds like an interesting combination.. As summer approaches I'm looking for more beach reads!

  5. It sounds like a suspenseful story to read. I like mystery and suspense.

    Thanks, and looking forward to your full review:)

  6. The Newcomer sounds like an interesting read, especially with it taking place in a typical NYC upscale place. Having to disappear on the spot seems easy but also a challenge with things being a small world. This sounds like an exciting read coming out! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ✨

  7. Ooo this book sounds really good, great review!


  8. This sounds really good! I haven’t read a book in sometime now and this sounds like a good one to get myself back into reading x

  9. Sounds like a really good read! I hope you enjoy it. Looking forward to your full review! xx

  10. A page turner that's worth adding to this summer's reading list!