By Sara Shepard

From Sara Shepard, the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Pretty Little Liars, comes The Heiresses—a novel in regards to the Saybrooks, a diamond relatives blessed with good looks and fortune but laid low with a string of tragic and mysterious deaths.

The merely more thing wonderful than a Saybrook’s solitaire is the kin at the back of the diamond empire. Beauties, marketers, debutantes, and experts, the Saybrooks are the epitome of excessive society. somebody may kill to be one in all them. yet be cautious what you would like for, simply because if you happen to have been a Saybrook, you’d be haunted via secrets and techniques and tormented by a gloomy streak of luck.

Tragedy moves the trendy kinfolk another time on a gorgeous morning in could whilst thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the main striking Saybrook of all of them, flings herself from the window of her place of work. everyone seems to be surprised that somebody so ideal may finish her personal life—until her cousins obtain an ominous caution: One heiress down, 4 to go.

Was it suicide . . . or homicide? And who could be subsequent: Aster, the attractive yet reckless woman who’s by no means labored an afternoon in her life—and who’s overlaying up her father’s darkest mystery? Her older sister, Corrine, whose meticulously deliberate destiny is set to return crashing down round her? probably will probably be Natasha, the black sheep of the family members who without warning disinherited herself 5 years in the past. or perhaps the eternally unmarried Rowan, who had the main to realize from her cousin’s death.

A gripping, edge-of-your-seat mystery approximately heiresses who needs to discover a dismal fact approximately their kin ahead of they lose the single factor cash can’t purchase: their lives.

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Her denims. Her T-shirt. And black men’s loafers. “Oh my God,” she whispered. James used to be the following. yet he wasn’t within the mattress, as he have been within the dream. Rowan rose, walked to the door, and listened. James’s muffled voice floated out from the lounge. He stood in his boxers, his robust, tanned again dealing with her. His cellular phone was once to his ear. “I understand, I know,” he whispered. “But I informed you, whatever got here up. ” He shifted. “I’ll see you this night, ok? ” Rowan attempted to flee silently, yet she stepped on a creaky plank within the ground. James became. His eyes widened, and he hit the top button at the cellphone. “I’m sorry,” Rowan whispered, a lump in her throat. He needed to were speaking to Poppy. mendacity approximately why he hadn’t come domestic final evening, ate up with remorse. Rowan couldn’t even take into consideration her guilt, it used to be so overpowering. She couldn’t examine her fingers, figuring out that they’d touched James all over the place. What had she performed? She thought of how the long run may spread: she’d blurt it out to Poppy evidently. there has been no manner she may face her cousin as if not anything have been the problem. Poppy may perhaps forgive Rowan, yet there might continually be an abyss among them—at each dinner, in the course of each vacation party, each time they observed one another, they either might consider what Rowan had performed. after which, quietly, Poppy may inform the opposite cousins, explaining that she understood why it occurred, in a way—poor Rowan were unmarried for thus lengthy, and James were her buddy, and very, might someone blame her? She subsidized out of the room. James dropped the telephone at the sofa and ran towards her. “Hey. the place are you going? ” He attempted to wrap his palms round her waist, yet Rowan arched away, virtually feeling as if the longer term situation she’d mapped out in her brain had already occurred. “Oh, God, James. What the hell occurred? What did we do? ” He leaned again and stared demanding at her. “Calm down. It’s going to be ok. ” Tears stuffed her eyes, sizzling and salty. “How are you able to say that? not anything might be ok. ” He attempted to kiss her, yet she ducked her head to the facet in order that he obtained her ear. “I need to get out of here,” she stated, glancing on the clock. It was once 6:03; she had a convention name with the Singapore workplace at 7:30. She dared to look at James. simply taking a look at him, she felt an indisputable pull towards him. “You may still move home,” she ordered. “Work issues out with Poppy. Please. ” James shook his head. “I imagine we’re earlier that. I’m severe. I’m telling her it’s over. ” Rowan felt the blood drain from her face. He couldn’t do this. “Okay, so remain right here and imagine. Sober up. You’ll swap your brain. You’ll see how improper this can be. ” “Saybrook. ” James advanced and took her face in his enormous palms. “Just decelerate for a minute, and perhaps you’ll see how correct this is often. will probably be messy, yeah, yet you're my closest good friend. you recognize me greater than each person. i like you. this could have occurred years in the past. ” He pulled her shut and kissed her. Rowan close her eyes. If basically it felt dreadful, shapes becoming jointly badly. She struggled to drag away, her lips feeling poisonous.

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