The Newcomer: A Novel

Written by:
Mary Kay Andrews
Narrated by:
Kathleen Mcinerney

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2021
14 hours 30 minutes
'Kathleen McInerney gives an engaging narration of this entertaining and suspenseful beach listen.' -- AudioFile Magazine

Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next summer listen 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
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This book was awesome. It had everything. It had action, suspense, and a beautiful love story. The narrator was spot on and I can’t recommend it enough.

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Loved this book. Storyline was great and narrator did a great job.

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Christi K.

This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. I loved the characters and the story kept me interested, which is hard for me with audible books.

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Janet G.

MKA creates such a warm and wonderful setting that I want to live at the Murmuring Surf Motel! Love the characters and the plot twists. I have enjoyed all her books but The Newcomer is definitely one of my favorites! Did not love the narrator for this one - her voice is a bit annoying.

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This is a sweet and simple murder mystery with a few twists and turns. I wouldn’t recommend it as a must listen except for the brilliant narration.

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Loved the story. Narration was just okay for me!

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Good read with suspense.

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