Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Heiresses: A Novel by Sara Shepard

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

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.

my thoughts:

My friend Patty has always recommended that I watch the show Pretty Little Liars, but for some reason I just never found the time (or interest).  So, when I got the chance to review a book by the author of the Pretty Little Liars book series (which the show is based on), I jumped at the chance.  And, let me just say, I'm so glad I did.  The Heiresses by Sara Shepard is the first in a new series and it was fabulous!! I could not put the book down - it was riveting!  Plus, I had to find out whodunnit!

Shepard is a savvy writer who knows how to create a light, fun read filled with mystery and intrigue - and lots of DRAMA.  She has written a story about a group of young women who are wealthy, good-looking, and powerful.  They are cousins living in the NYC's high society set.  And, they are unfortunately stuck with a family curse - unusual deaths!  How crazy and creepy is that?

I absolutely loved The Heiresses!  Of course, you know that I have a penchant for chick lit/women's fiction types of stories (Kinsella, Green, Moyes, etc.), so it shouldn't be surprising how fast I fell for this book.  I loved the rapid pace of the story and all of the twists and turns along the way - it made for quite a fun read.  And, the two cliffhangers at the end sealed the deal for me - that I would most definitely be reading the next book in the series and picking up Shepard's bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars.  I just love when I get hooked on a new author - it is simply the best!

So, yes, I would most definitely recommend The Heiresses to fans of Shepard's works and anyone looking for a new mystery series to get lost in - you will love this book!

Here's the TLC Book Tour schedule for: The Heiresses
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Mystica said...

Sounds captivating

Nadia said...

Mystica, it really was - I loved it :)

Lark said...

Sounds like a lot of fun; what a great plot for a mystery! Sometimes I just need a fast-paced page-turning fun read. Thanks for the review. Can't wait to check this one out. :)

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Yay for finding a new author you love! And thanks for being a part of the tour.

Nadia said...

Lark, it was definitely a fun read! Definitely check it out - its a great read for summer :)

Heather, thanks for having me on the tour :)