After their 34-year-old cousin Poppy jumps to her death, the remaining heiresses of the Saybrook family—Aster, Corrine, Natasha and Rowan—receive an ominous warning that forces them to uncover a dark truth about their family before they lose the only thing money can't buy—their lives. 100,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
After their cousin Poppy jumps to her death, the remaining heiresses of the Saybrook family receive an ominous warning that forces them to uncover a dark truth about their family before they lose the only thing money can't buy--their lives. - (Baker & Taylor)
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.
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.
YA juggernaut Shepard moves into adult territory with this novel, the first in a planned series. There are five heiresses to the Saybrook family fortune—cousins Poppy, Corrine, Rowan, Aster, and Natasha. The media think that the family's vast wealth comes with a curse, for sudden death under mysterious circumstances seems always to strike the next heir in line. Mostly, the women laugh off suggestions of a curse. After all, it's better to die young and leave a pretty corpse, right? But then Poppy, who has a past but seems to have her life under control, commits suicide. The family is even more shocked when the FBI arrives with indications of foul play. The remaining heiresses juggle various sexy men, lies, family secrets ranging from mistresses to Nazis, and assorted rich girl problems while trying to uncover the truth about Poppy's death and hopefully put an end to the curse rumors. Soapy stuff, to be sure, but Shepard's got name recognition. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Library Journal Reviews
The author of the six-million-copy best-selling "Pretty Little Liars" series, which inspired the hit TV show, goes adult with this story about the Saybrook family, wealthy diamond-trade entrepreneurs visited by tragedy when perfect Poppy falls from her office window. Or was she thrown? Her cousins are now receiving decidedly unpleasant notes reading, "One heiress down, four to go." With a 100,000-copy first printing.
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