When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside--but he's not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls.
With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park--a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore--the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises.
As relatives claw over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by his ex-wife--a woman hell bent on destroying Astrid's reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to billionaire Jack Bing, finds a formidable opponent in his fashionista daughter, Colette.
It baffles me how far Kevin Kwan has managed to get these characters. Throughout the whole series, he has managed to make me hate some well-loved characters from the first book and made me love some hated characters. Consider it a spoiler from this point forward but the fact that we got to see who Su Yi truly was and why she was one of the most respected ladies Singapore and got to see her past life really made me respect her so much. Kwan didn't simply make her respect her for no good reason, in this book he really made her a whole life of adventures in which we genuinely felt for her death. The way that everyone's life didn't exactly revolve but simply were affected by her death was so interest to see, I legitly devoured this book. I thought the last book was dramatic but I had no idea what was waiting for me in this one.