Some say the Saybrook family has it all – wealth, class, looks… They’re known for their jewelry empire, a business built up after WWII when the family patriarch discovered a yellow diamond that would make the Saybrook name one of the biggest in the industry.
The Saybrook heiresses -Poppy, Corinne, Rowan, Aster, and Natasha – are set to inherit everything until one of them gives up her place and another is claimed by tragedy. As family secrets begin to spill out into the public, the remaining heiresses have to face the possibility that someone could be out to get them.
The start to Sara Shepard’s newest series does seem to be very much in the vein of Pretty Little Liars (or what I know about it). Nonetheless, the Saybrook heiresses make for fun reading. Each of them has their own story and their own secrets, all of which get equal play and fun development in this first outing.
The Heiresses isn’t an especially deep or complicated read, but it is definitely tantalizing and fun. Perfect beach fare for summer in other words.
6/14 Becky Lejeune
THE HEIRESSES by Sara Shepard. Harper; 1ST edition (May 20, 2014). ISBN 978-0062259530. 320p.