“Mary Kay Andrews knows how to put mystery and beach together to make a blockbuster novel. I know it’s really summer when a new novel by Andrews becomes available. The Newcomer is perfect for us right now. It’s got it all. I can’t wait to start hand-selling it.”
— Jean Lewis, Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda, FL
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." So Letty grabs four-year-old niece Maya and hits the road. She sheds her old life and checks into an uncertain future at The Murmuring Surf Motel. As Letty settles in, she tries to unravel the key to her sister's shady past. With danger closing in, it's a race to find the truth and right the wrongs of the past.