The Heiresses

The Heiresses

A Novel

Large Print - 2014
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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 Saybrook's 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, you'd 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 who's never worked a day in her life--and who's covering up her father's 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 cousin's 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 can't buy: their lives.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2014.
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed.
ISBN: 9780062326751
0062326759
Characteristics: 454 p.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 18, 2017

If anyone is looking for a romance/mystery/drama novel, here it is! However, I would advise readers to be above the age of 18, as I believe this book is an adult piece, and it does have some pretty intense parts. I don't know about anyone else, but I found the mystery almost a tiny bit predictable. It seemed that right off the bat too many suspects were assumingly eliminated, which was definitely suspicious. The romance parts were okay, just not the best that I have read in a long time. I think I prefer this author's other series: The Lying Game, a lot better. 3.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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red_cobra_341
Jul 23, 2015

I really liked this book! It was great, and the chapters were cool. It did take some time to pick up, and the ending was kinda cheesy, with all that villain monologue and stuff. But that doesn't change it for what it is: an awesome read!

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artnmusic
Oct 23, 2014

Huge fan of Sara Shepard novels and this book does not disappoint.

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tink05
Jul 26, 2014

the book started off really slow but picked up bout half way threw. seems like it was kept open for a sequal which i would totally read.

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CarlaCordeiro17
Jul 21, 2014

This book is great for a fun, meaningless summer read. Some of the dialogue is beyond cheesy and almost cringeworthy, and the last couple chapters were rushed and then boring. I still enjoyed it though. if you want a mindless guilty pleasure, then this is it.

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aliciamarie
Jun 12, 2014

I think this is more of an adult book by Sara Shepard and not a YA mystery. All the characters are in their 20s with spouses, kids, or with college degrees already. No teen drama. I really did enjoy this book. The beginning was a bit confusing- you are introduced to so many characters all at once. getting past that was daunting but the mystery quickly sucked me in and kept me guessing up to the very end!

booklady413 Jun 04, 2014

This entertaining book by Sara Shepard about a rich family kept you guessing until the end. It seems as though there will be a sequel.

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red_cobra_341
Jul 23, 2015

red_cobra_341 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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