The Heiresses (Hardcover)
Harper, 9780062259530, 320pp.
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
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.
About the Author
Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, as well as the series The Perfectionists. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.
Praise For The Heiresses: A Novel…
“Deliciously dark, full of secrets and insane twists that make it impossible to put down!”
— Jenny McCarthy
“A wonderfully escapist thrill ride...an all-access pass to a glamorous world of privilege and prestige that will keep you guessing to the very last page.”
— Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia
“If you miss Gossip Girl grab The Heiresses.”
— Brides Magazine
“For a true guilty pleasure, lose yourself in the glamorous—and dangerous—world of the Saybrooks, the protagonist family in this engrossing tale of money, beauty, status, and secrets from the author of Pretty Little Liars.”
— Town & Country
“The sexy, silly frolic that is summer reading kicks off with The Heiresses in which four really, really rich cousins skirt murderous mayhem in Manhattan’s priciest zip codes.”
— New York Daily News
“The ultimate guilty pleasure! The Heiresses dishes up opulent settings, high lux lifestyles, and of course, back-stabbing relatives. Combine that with wicked dialogue and a razor sharp plot, and you have a great book indeed.”
— Lisa Gardner, author of Fear Nothing
“It’s got all the goods: beautiful people, designer clothes, suspicious deaths, fabulous wealth, seething emotion, buried secrets, torrid romance, and crazy twists. The only things missing? A cool drink in your hand, an umbrella to sit under, and a weekend or two to while away.”
— Reader's Digest, 13 of the Best Thrillers to Read Right Now
“A smart, delicious suspense novel filled with money, murder and well-heeled heiresses up to no good. Warning: You’re going to be up late tonight!”
— Kate White, author of The Sixes
“The Heiresses is absolutely riveting, with more twists than a labyrinth and one of the most vivid cast of characters in contemporary fiction. Sara Shepard’s smart, funny voice--already beloved by legions of fans--shines brighter than ever. I’m recommending this book to everyone I know.”
— Sarah Pekkanen, author of Catching Air
“Sara Shepard has created a Pretty Little Liars for adults. . . . Perfect for a light beach read.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Sara is a brilliant storyteller.”
— Adriana Trigiani, author of The Supreme Macaroni Company