I have been reading Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liar series for a few years now so I was really excited to read her newest novel introducing new characters and an exciting new storyline. In The Heiresses we meet the Saybrooks family who run an extremely successful diamond empire. Needless to say they have it all – good looks, money, and power. Yet something or someone is threatening it all and one by one the Saybrooks seem to be dying mysterious deaths.
It all starts when Poppy jumps from the window of her office killing herself. Anyone close to her can’t believe she would do that as she had everything to live for. They learn soon enough that they are correct in thinking that when they receive a frightening warning that says ‘one heiress down, four to go’. So now what? Was Poppy murdered? And what does that mean for the rest of them? Is it someone in the family trying to get rid of the heiresses?Things become even more real when certain things happen that leave the heiresses scared for their lives.
I don’t want to say anything more plot wise because that would ruin the mystery of the novel for anyone who will read it. I love Sara’s novels because they depict a lifestyle that I will never live but enjoy reading about but more than that is the mystery that she winds throughout her plot that leaves you guessing. To make things even better the guessing goes on long past the ending as it leaves the reader with a cliffhanger that has you yearning desperately for the next book in the series.
I really enjoy listening to Sara’s books so I picked up the audiobook for myself and it was great. It’s narrated by Ilyana Kadushin who is new to me but I thought she was just perfect for the reading of this book. I love a narrator who keeps my attention and makes me hurry back to listen to more! The Heiresses is a great story and I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series to find out what happens. Highly recommended!