The Seaside Library by Brenda Novak #booktwitter #bookreview @harlequinbooks @brendanovak


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookstore on the Beach

There are secrets that bring friends together, and others that drive them apart…

Mariners Island is barely ten miles long, but when Ivy, Ariana and Cam were teenagers, it was their whole world. Beyond the pristine beaches and iconic lighthouse lies the beautiful old library that belongs to Ivy’s family. While that bound Ivy to the island as an adult, Ariana could not leave Mariners behind fast enough. The town holds too many…memories. Not only her unrequited feelings for Cam, but the tragedy that left a scar on the community.

When a young girl went missing, a teenage Cam was unthinkably the prime suspect. Ariana and Ivy knew he couldn’t have hurt anyone, and they promised to protect him—even if it meant lying on his behalf.

Now, twenty years later, Ariana returns to Mariners just as new evidence emerges on the case, calling into question everything the three friends thought they knew—and everyone they thought they could trust. What really happened that night? Over the course of one eventful summer, Ariana, Ivy and Cam will learn the truth—about their pasts, their futures and the ties that still bind them as closely as the pages of a book…


Ivy, Ariana and Cam have been friends since childhood. Life has gotten in the way a few times but they are now back together on Mariners Island after 20 years. But they are harboring a big secret. When the remains of a young girl are found at the lighthouse, they each know their secret is about to be revealed. Can their friendship survive?

Now, this book does not really look like the cover. Y’all know I am a cover girl. And this cover is fabulous! But the story inside is more of a murder mystery. I expected a story about a library and the beach. I mean…there is a library and a beach but there is so much more. So, this took me in a wild, unexpected ride.

I really enjoyed these three friends. There were times I wanted to smack Ivy and not because of what she did (you will have to read this to find out!) but she was just a bit too wishy washy. However, these three definitely come through for each other and when the story unfolds their world is rocked to the core along with their friendship.

Need a story about friendship, secrets and murder…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review

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