Synopses & Reviews
You know the Saybrooks. Everyone does. Perhaps you've read a profile of them in People
or have seen their pictures in the society pages of Vogue
. Perhaps while walking along that choice block on Fifth Avenue, you've been tempted to enter the ornate limestone building with their family name etched into the pediment above the door.
The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook's diamond solitaire is the family behind the jewelry empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes, and style mavens, they are the epitome of New York City's high society. But being a Saybrook comes at a price—they are heirs not only to a dizzying fortune but also to a decades-old family curse.
Tragedy strikes the prominent family yet again when thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the most exquisite Saybrook of them all, flings herself from the window of her TriBeCa office. Everyone is shocked that a woman who had it all would end her own life. Then her cousins receive an ominous threat: one heiress down, four to go.
Was it suicide . . . or murder? In the aftermath of the tragedy, the remaining heiresses—Corinne, the perfectionist; Rowan, the workaholic; Aster, the hedonist; and Natasha, the enigma—wrestle with feelings of sadness, guilt, and, most of all, fear. Now they must uncover the truth about their family before they lose the only thing money can't buy: their lives.
The Heiresses is a whip-smart mystery that simmers with the wicked sense of humor and intrigue that made Sara Shepard's number one New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series a must-read, must-watch phenomenon.
“A smart, delicious suspense novel filled with money, murder and well-heeled heiresses up to no good. Warning: Youre going to be up late tonight!” Kate White, author of < i=""> The Sixes <>
“A wonderfully escapist thrill ride...an all-access pass to a glamorous world of privilege and prestige that will keep you guessing to the very last page.” Kimberly McCreight, < i=""> New York Times <> bestselling author of < i=""> Reconstructing Amelia <>
“The Heiresses is absolutely riveting, with more twists than a labyrinth and one of the most vivid cast of characters in contemporary fiction. Sara Shepards smart, funny voice--already beloved by legions of fans--shines brighter than ever. Im recommending this book to everyone I know.” Sarah Pekkanen, author of < i=""> Catching Air <>
“Sara Shepard has created a Pretty Little Liars for adults. . . . Perfect for a light beach read.” < i=""> Kirkus Reviews <>
“Sara is a brilliant storyteller.” Adriana Trigiani, author of < i=""> The Supreme Macaroni Company <>
“The ultimate guilty pleasure! The Heiresses dishes up opulent settings, high lux lifestyles, and of course, back-stabbing relatives. Combine that with wicked dialogue and a razor sharp plot, and you have a great book indeed.” Lisa Gardner, author of < i=""> Fear Nothing <>
“The Heiresses is deliciously dark, full of secrets and insane twists that make it impossible to put down! As usual, Shepards characters are complete badasses and the glamorous world they move through is the perfect backdrop for the crazy and sinister events that ensue.” Jenny McCarthy
“If you miss Gossip Girl grab The Heiresses.” < i=""> Brides Magazine <>
“The sexy, silly frolic that is summer reading kicks off with The Heiresses in which four really, really rich cousins skirt murderous mayhem in Manhattans priciest zip codes.” < i=""> New York Daily News <>
“A Pretty Little Liars for grown-ups, mines the bold-faced misfortunes of sisters plagued by sex-tape scandals and seersuckerand, perhaps, a serial killer. < i=""> Vogue <>
“Its got all the goods: beautiful people, designer clothes, suspicious deaths, fabulous wealth, seething emotion, buried secrets, torrid romance, and crazy twists. The only things missing? A cool drink in your hand, an umbrella to sit under, and a weekend or two to while away.” < i=""> Reader's Digest <> , 13 of the Best Thrillers to Read Right Now
“Deliciously dark, full of secrets and insane twists that make it impossible to put down!” Jenny McCarthy
“For a true guilty pleasure, lose yourself in the glamorousand dangerousworld of the Saybrooks, the protagonist family in this engrossing tale of money, beauty, status, and secrets from the author of Pretty Little Liars.” < i=""> Town & Country <>
From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars,
comes The Heiresses
—a novel about the Saybrooks, a diamond family blessed with beauty and fortune yet plagued by a string of tragic and mysterious deaths.
The only thing more flawless than a Saybrooks solitaire is the family behind the diamond empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes, and mavens, the Saybrooks are the epitome of high society. Anyone would kill to be one of them. But be careful what you wish for, because if you were a Saybrook, youd be haunted by secrets and plagued by a dark streak of luck.
Tragedy strikes the prominent family yet again on a beautiful morning in May when thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the most remarkable Saybrook of them all, flings herself from the window of her office. Everyone is shocked that someone so perfect would end her own life—until her cousins receive an ominous warning: One heiress down, four to go.
Was it suicide . . . or murder? And who will be next: Aster, the beautiful but reckless girl whos never worked a day in her life—and whos covering up her fathers darkest secret? Her older sister, Corrine, whose meticulously planned future is about to come crashing down around her? Perhaps it will be Natasha, the black sheep of the family who suddenly disinherited herself five years ago. Or maybe the perpetually single Rowan, who had the most to gain from her cousins death.
A gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller about heiresses who must uncover a dark truth about their family before they lose the only thing money cant buy: their lives.
About the Author
Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, as well as the series The Perfectionists. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.