The Newcomer: A Novel

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The Newcomer is an exciting, well-written story that takes the reader into the lives of Letty and her four-year-old niece, Maya. When Letty discovers her sister dead in her New York apartment, she grabs Maya and runs. Tanya, Letty’s sister, had told Letty that if anything ever happened to her, the guilty party would be Maya’s father/Tanya’s ex, Evan. Not knowing where to go, Letty finds a magazine in Tanya’s bag that features an adorable little motel called the Murmuring Surf. The book mainly takes place at this quaint and very special motel run by Ava and her son and daughter, Joe and Isabelle. Joe is local law enforcement, which really helps when things start to get crazy at the Murmuring Surf.

The Newcomer has the best characters anyone could ask for as they are all full of personality and color. In fact, they start to become family to Letty and Maya as the story moves forward. Letty even accepts Ava’s offer of a job to run the front office at the motel. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Mary Kay Andrews and light mystery and action storylines.

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Author Mary Kay Andrews
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 579 pages
Publisher St. Martins Publishing
Publish Date 04-May-2021
ISBN 9781250256966 Buy this Book
Issue May 2021
Category Popular Fiction