The Heiresses

The Heiresses

A Novel

Book - 2014
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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.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed., International ed. --
ISBN: 9780062357588
0062357581
Characteristics: 308 p.

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Marilyn34
Nov 14, 2017

This novel kept me on my toes trying to figure out who the murderer is.

Check out my review of "The Heiresses" on my blog:
http://axarr.blogspot.com/2017/03/review-wednesday-heiresses-by-sara.html

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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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