The Weekenders - Mary Kay Andrews

The Weekenders

By Mary Kay Andrews

  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 531 Ratings


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 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 New York Times bestseller The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape.



    By Sdt7samq
    This was my first book I ever read by Mary kay Andrews and I plan on reading all of her work now! Such an amazing story, great summer read. I finished it in July and am still talking about it in October! It truthfully left me speechless, you won’t regret reading this book!
  • I liked it

    By Ocean naeco
    This was the first book I read by the author and I liked it enough to give another book a try. I found it a little predictable, yet enjoyable and it kept me entertained.
  • The Weekenders

    By BBsrealestate
    One of MK's best. Full of drama, laughter and a thriller.
  • Well written

    By Karenhinsd
    But oh so annoying. The people are entitled and boring. It felt tired the whole way thru, and a little difficult to relate to. Not enough anger at certain developments. Sorry.
  • Quick Read

    By Ann8401
    This book read like a "made for TV movie". Characters were serious but at odd times humorous. Storyline and characters could have been better developed. Although I read the entire book, I never felt "tied" to this book. I felt I had to finish it because I paid for it. Should have waited to check it out at the library.
  • Very enjoyable!

    By DisneyTripper
    Great read! Not sure if I wanted to live at Belle Island or be a character in the book but it was so much fun. Loved reading it over the week of the 4th.
  • Good summer read

    By Flaming Gorge
    Entertaining book about a murder in the south. I like the characters and story line.

    By uprise24
    ....hope there'll be a sequel. Really liked the characters, setting & the plot. It held my attention most times (ducked out & played Scrabble from time to time). Will read more from this author. Thought it was going to be corny like Danielle Steel or Gothic Romancy, but it was a book for grown ups - women, of course. If you don't like it, look me up and I'll give you 5 bucks.😏
  • The Weekenders

    By Kitty_54
    This was my first read by this author. I find that I agree with many other reviewers. I enjoyed the book but the ending was too fast. You're reading along and then all of a sudden the author wraps it up!
  • Fun Read

    By dsmithapsu
    Grab a beach chair and enjoy! Great summer read.