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Daddy's Girls

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  1,623 ratings  ·  68 reviews
"I THINK ONE OF DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS KILLED HIM."For the four glamorous daughters of Lord Oswald Balcon, money can buy anything. From Fendi handbags to Ivy League educations, they live in a world of designer labels and unrestricted opulence -- their father's money and aristocratic status, coupled with their dazzling good looks, bought them every opportunity and advantage. ...more
Hardcover, 470 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Touchstone Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jul 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Ok i only got this book because it was really cheap and i had nothing else to read. After finisheing it however i was suprised, i actually enjoyed it, this book is way better then i initially thought it would be.

Daddy's Girls by Tasmina Perry is the story of the four powerful, successful, beautiful-but-flawed daughters of the wealthy and cruel Lord Oswald Balcon. Cate is a recently fired magazine editor with big ambitions to open her own up-scale travel/fashion magazine. Venetia is an interior d
Dec 24, 2020 rated it liked it
The father of four rich girls is found dead under suspicious circumstances. His biographer suggests that one of them killed him.

I thought this was ok. It is kind of a whodunnit where it goes back in time beforehand so you can try to piece together the women and what they might have against their father.
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant chick lit novel.
Four famous and glamourous sisters, the Balcon sisters seem happy enough day to day but througout the course of the novel their happy lives are slowly shattered due to circumstances, ending of relationships, loss of jobs, marriages, affairs then the four seemingly independent sisters are thrust together to help each other out when their millionaire father is found dead in the grounds of the ancestral home.
Was it an accident or murder?
Definitely worth reading, sweeping
Anna Jones
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
A delicious guilty pleasure that somehow carries a little morality tale within about the value of hard work. Great fun.
Shiva Patel
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
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May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
On the cover Glamour magazine described this book as 'A guilty eating a magnum'. I concur (but swap out magnum with Ben n Jerrys Pfish Food. I do love Tasmina Perry books - I wonder if this was her first though? As it seemed a little longer winded than her other ones I have read, still very enjoyable all up. ...more
Val Waring
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure about this one - it had sat on my bookshelf gathering dust for an age.

I’m glad I read it - it really was reminiscent of the books I read as a teenager - take a splash of Jilly Cooper - add a dash of Jackie Collins then mix with a bit of Agatha Christie. Really enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.
Alison Hydes
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this saga .
Issy Smith
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyable trashy book. Better storyline than most "beach reads". ...more
May 10, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Chick lit escapism. Lots of name dropping used to denote wealth.
May 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2011
Since the start of May I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump. I went an entire week without picking up a book (which may not seem too bad to some people, but to me that’s disastrous) so when I noticed Daddy’s Girls, I decided to give it a read. I generally don’t read long blockbuster books like this, but recently I am reading more of them and I decided this would be perfect to get me out of my slump. It promised to be glitzy and glamorous with an intriguing mystery peppered into it, too. It took ...more

This book is not one of my favorites, but I continued to read it, so it was not that bad. The story line is choppy, some parts dragged on forever, others made no sense. I am a fan of Tasmina Perry, so I will read other books. But this one, not so much.
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Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I decided to read this debut Novel by Tasmina Perry because the jacket description was appealing. I would describe it upon first glance as Chick Lit although later I think this theory will appear slightly incorrect.

Tasmina's first novel features the Balcon sisters. Serena, Cate, Camilla and Venetia are used to a world where money can buy you anything but the four sisters are completely different. The four sisters all have different careers. Cate is a magazine editor, Camilla is a barrister, Vene
May 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Daddy's Girls would be a good beach read, IMO. It's kind of like if you mixed the Sex and the City girls with the main character from the Shopaholic book series.

The book is told from 4 points of view: Camilla, Cate, Venetia, and Serena; the Balcon sisters. Each sister has a very different personality (hence the SATC feel) but are all very close. They bonded over the loss of their mother and fear of their asshole father as a child, and that's not the kind of thing easily split apart. There are al
Jan 28, 2009 rated it liked it
This book was over-all better what I expected. It was an absorbing, delicious guilty kind of read.
Okay, so the plot's a tad weak and generic, and the whole murder-mystery plat is crap (it's barely mentioned til 100 pages from the end and rushed) but I still loved reading it. It's a no-brainer.
Of the women, Cate and Serena are really the only interesting characters. Venetia's affair temporarily caught my interest, but over-all she was a bit of a weak-willed sap.

It is generally well-written; Pe
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit
Of course something good, always have to be followed up by trash. This was one of those epics and not a very good one. The whole mystery of the story was hardly in it at all. It was about 4 sisters who while are all very different, are still really close. Their farther on the other hand, is a complete nightmare and it seems like his own goal is to ruin their lives, which I hated so much. The mystery of the story is his death, but he was such an asshole anyway, you totally didn't care. Each siste ...more
Caroline Ryan
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Glamour magazine describes this book as 'a sexy guilty pleasure', in other words a stomping good holiday read! And I was not disappointed. The 4 beautiful Balcon sisters in a designer clad world, all with different careers, and watched over by their tyrant of a father, Oswald. We read of htier highs and lows in love and in their careers, and the many attempts made by their father to belittle them. He really is a nasty piece of work,he is rich and powerful and believes anything ,and anyone can be ...more
Oct 13, 2008 rated it liked it
not as good as "Golddiggers" (is that one word or two? is it descriptive or just a pure noun now?) - although still a gem, as it is littered with sentences such as: "Before she had met him on the set of a tiny British indie movie five years ago, Serena had been just a posh blonde who dabbled in modeling and importing pashminas." (p.11). there was a lot more brand-dropping in this book which i didn't like as much, and the characters were a little obvious. there is a power-blonde character named S ...more
Alice Rose
Daddy's Girls is a big thick chick-lit book, about four beautiful sisters (Venetia, Cate, Camilla, Serena) and their tyrannical, bullying father (Oswald Balcon).

OK. I actually preferred this to the other Tasmina Perry book I have read (Original Sin). But the problem I have is being able to connect to the characters. These four women are incredibly wealthy, famous and privileged - completely the opposite of me, really. I mean, there's escapism and then there's just - this.

The character I liked th
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this author, as I always know that when a read one of Tasmina's books, i know that I'm in for a treat. Pure indulgence on so many levels, it's got everything.

I loved getting to know all of the different characters and there own individual stories which you get to discover as you progress through the book.

If you haven't read a Tasmina Perry book before, then I highly recommend that you do.
Oct 27, 2007 rated it did not like it
I just finished this, and I'm kicking myself for staying with it. The only reason to read this book is if you are interested in which designer names are popular. This is a 400 page fashion magazine followed by an uninteresting 70 page whodunnit. Yes, it's 470 pages of trash. There might be a glitzy 200 page novel in here. This book suffers from terrible editing. ...more
Oct 04, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All who love chic lit
THis was a great read. I finished it in 4 days and it was very similar to a soap opera, just the story lines flowed and you rooted for the main characters and how they lived their lives. So, It was just a good read and the author seems really thorough with the story lines and I just really enjoyed the escape from reality with reading this book.
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
The first Tasmina Perry book that I read was The Proposal, and although I enjoyed it, I found it a little lacklustre. I'm glad I gave Ms Perry another try, as the last two books of hers that I have read, this one, and Perfect Strangers, I have enjoyed a great deal. I have about 3 more of her books from the library and I hope that they are also of this high standard.
Angharad Griffiths
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved this book, every chapter would reveal something new wanting me to read more and more! It was exiting, fun, dramatic but a bit far fetched. The ending sort of ruined it for me, it seemed to build up to some amazing mystery that never happened. I would of loved to know more about Camilla and feel like that also let the book down. However definitely one to read.
Oct 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who like family sagas and mysteries
This book reminded me of the televison series Dynasty. Daddy's girls are the daughters of widower Lord Oswald Balcon. Daddy is not a likeable character. The daughters' relationship with their father influences every aspect of their lives and quite a bit of his. ...more
Jul 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Although my three year old daughter chose this book because the cover was pink, I still enjoyed the story. I was slightly disappointed with the ending and felt that perhaps it was an easy get out for the writer but apart from that, it was a fun read.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A typical beach/holiday read but a good book nonetheless. I wondered if a book in this genre with the large number of pages would hold my attention but it did all the way. Would definately read another book by this author, ok its not award winning literature, but enjoyable anyway!
Kate Smith
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Definitely not a thrilling read. But I bought it for $1 on clearance and I managed to read it all the way through. It would be a good book for a beach read as you can put it down and pick it back up later without losing too much. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't spectacular either. ...more
Michelle Delport
Jun 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Bought this book after receiving the first couple of chapters as part of the book's promotion in a magazine.
Not my usual genre, but have read a few of her books since and not bad if you want a good, light holiday read. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Bought this as a holiday read and could not put it down. Didn't know what to expect but was surprised that I enjoyed it. Have now read all of Tasmin Perrys books & can't wait for the next to come out. ...more
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"Tasmina Perry left a career in law for the more glamorous world of women’s magazine journalism.

She has written on celebrity and style for many national magazines including Marie−Claire‚ Glamour and Heat and was most recently Deputy Editor of InStyle magazine. She has also found time to launch her own travel and fashion magazine Jaunt. All of her four novels have been Sunday Times best-sellers and

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