Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Heiresses: A Novel by Sara Shepard

Sara Shepard took aspects from her Pretty Little Liars Series and her Lying Game series and created this book. This isn't necessarily a good or bad thing --- it just gives you a hint of what is to develop.

This book is full of deceit, secrets, beautiful people and money.  The Saybrooks are beautiful, filthy rich and have a family "curse" hanging over their heads. Aster, Corrine, Poppy, Natasha and Rowan are heiresses to the great Saybrook jewlery empire. When one of them dies, a  gossip site publishes a headline saying "One heiress down , 4 more to go" . This prompts an investigation to open on the death of an heiress, an external and internal.

Major secrets are revealed. Some bring family members closer and others might destroy what the family has built up over generations. 

This book is entertaining, suspenseful and slightly predictable. It is written in, Shepard's usual craft. I suspect this will become a series. The book does introduces a ton of characters in the first chapter and it can take a bit of work to keep them all straight. You have to "dig" into the book a bit to get fully immersed but once you do you will be hooked.

I must add that this is NOT a YA book, it is for an adult audience (not in an erotic way). 

Grade: B-

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