Book Reviews: The Heiresses

Overview of The Heiresses by Sara Shepard: “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. (Amazon)”

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My Review: If you’re looking for a light and engaging book, you’ll like this one. It reminded me of the Luxe series by Anna Godbersen except set in a modern time. I enjoyed seeing the mystery unfold. There were a lot of twists and turns. I didn’t love the ending but I think that it is because Sara Shepard intends on it being a series similar to Pretty Little Liars. This is a fast read and I recommend it if you’re in the mood for light reading. I was in the mood for a light read after finishing Me Before You.

3 Responses to Book Reviews: The Heiresses

  1. amyforgranted says:

    Completely understand needing something light after Me Before You. And I LOVED The Vacationers. I’m currently reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler and I’m really enjoying it. If you need more beach reads, I recently read YA novel ‘We Were Liars’ and really enjoyed it – great for a lazy beach or poolside day!

    Amy x
    Girl for Granted

    • Elana Lyn Gross says:

      Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your recommendations. I read about We Were Liars in People! It looks good. I can’t wait to check out Girl for Granted this weekend.

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