After accidentally blowing up her husband, can Indigo get back on her four-inch heels?
The marriage of Aussie billion-heiress Indigo-Daisy-Violet-Amber Hasluck-Royce-Jones-Bombberg to conscientious reconstructive surgeon Dr Richard Bombberg has come to a spectacular end. In the middle of a cocktail party, Indigo set him and a mysterious redhead on fire. And then blew them and her penthouse up. All terrible accidents.
When detectives discover explosive device remains in the charred penthouse, they’re gunning for Indigo. Unless she can remain upright, stuff her dignity into her Chanel clutch and uncover the mystery redhead’s identity, she’s going to jail.
To help Indigo, her semi-retired, semi-Buddhist, supermodel mother hires Esmerelda, a recent graduate of the model mentor prison program, as Indigo’s personal assistant. Indigo and Esmerelda traverse Sydney’s upper-class underbelly picking locks, outsmarting bankers and leprechauns, beating up feared gangsters, breaking into hospitals, setting a cathedral on fire (another terrible accident), bribing a giant fireman and some other stuff.
How hard can all this be for an heiress and a felon?
In this madcap debut from Kellie McCourt, One for the Money meets Crazy Rich Asians with a little Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries thrown in.
From the very first pages, I knew I was in for an entertaining read. After a summer spent reading several dark and serious thrillers, Heiress on Fire was exactly what the doctor ordered: A fun, fabulous and side-splitting story that takes readers on a wild romp through the glitz and glam of Sydney’s upper-class.
There’s a lot to love about this novel: The characters are quirky, colourful and a joy to follow, from the privileged, Jimmy Choo wearing protagonist Indigo to her street-smart personal shopper/personal assistant/partner-in-crime Esmerelda. The settings are extravagant, covetable and richly imagined, and there are plenty of twists, turns and laugh-out-loud moments to keep you turning the pages.
I can definitely see Heiress on Fire being turned into a larger series featuring more outrageously funny adventures from Indigo and Esmerelda. In fact, the whole thing has Netflix series written all over it.
Hilarious, witty and completely binge-worthy, Heiress on Fire is a fabulous murder mystery novel and the perfect summer read. Do yourself a favour and add Heiress on Fire to your TBR list – we promise you won’t regret it.