Monday, May 26, 2014

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard

Good morning, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Sara Shepard's The Heiresses.

The Saybrook family is well known for their jewelry empire. It all began in WWII when the family patriarch returned from war with a large, canary yellow diamond in tow. As the story goes, he found said diamond at a bazaar in France and it put Saybrook's on the map. 

Now the family has everything they could ever dream about. But there's also rumor of a curse that plagues the Saybrooks. As one Saybrook heiress plans for her upcoming wedding, another heiress is struck dead. Could it be the curse or does someone have it in for the Saybrook women?

I should say first that I've never read or seen Pretty Little Liars but based on everything I've heard, The Heiresses does have some similar elements. The prologue hints at the mysterious things to come (with a narrator who possibly isn't actually revealed before the end of the story) and the close of the book does leave room for more books to follow. To say more might give a bit too much away but it did make for quite fun reading and left me curious about what might come for the Saybrooks should this develop into a series.

I loved that each of the Saybrook women were so different - Shepard does a wonderful job building up each of them without losing any momentum with the plot, which is always key in a suspenseful thriller. The mysteries and secrets plaguing the family were also believable and built well - thankfully coming to the end and the BIG REVEAL was no let down :)

The Heiresses is a light and frothy read tinged with mystery and suspense - perfect for summer in other words! I think I read the whole thing in almost one sitting, it was so catchy!

Rating: 4/5

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Sara Shepard, you can visit her website here. You can also follow her on Twitter.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

"light and frothy" is such a wonderfully visual description!

Thanks for being on the tour.