Lucinda Riley's The Seven Sisters books in order

Loosely based on the mythology of the star constellation known as the Pleiades (‘The Seven Sisters’), Lucinda Riley’s phenomenal bestselling series brings the sisters into the modern world. Discover all you need to know about The Seven Sisters books in our ultimate guide.

Lucinda Riley was the No.1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the much-loved series, The Seven Sisters. Inspired by the Greek myth of the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters books have captivated readers across the globe. The series finale, Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt, came out in 2023, so whether you're a Lucinda Riley fan already, or are new to her writing, there is no better time to discover the series. 

The series follows the story of seven sisters, and begins as their adoptive father – the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt – dies, and they are each given a tantalising clue to their true heritage. Each book is the story of one of the sisters as they trace their origins all over the world in spellbinding tales of love and loss.

The first book in the series is The Seven Sisters; followed by The Storm Sister, The Shadow SisterThe Pearl SisterThe Moon SisterThe Sun Sister and The Missing Sister. The eagerly awaited final book of the series, Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt came out in May 2023. 

What is the latest Seven Sisters book?

Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt

The eighth and final book in The Seven Sisters series

Paris, 1928. A boy is found, moments from death, and taken in by a kindly family, but he refuses to speak of who he truly is. As he grows into a young man, evil is rising across Europe and he knows me must soon flee again. The Aegean, 2008. The seven sisters are gathered together for the first time, on board the Titan to say a final goodbye to the enigmatic father they loved so dearly. To their surprise, it is the missing sister who Pa Salt has chosen to entrust with the clue to their pasts. But for every truth revealed, another question emerges. 

The paperback edition is out on 18 July 2024 and available to pre-order now

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The Seven Sisters books in order

The Seven Sisters

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Seven Sisters

Book one in The Seven Sisters series

Maia D’Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home having been told that their beloved adoptive father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage – a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began. This new 10th anniversary edition is complete with a new foreword from Lucinda's son, Harry Whittaker, and additional reading group material.

The Storm Sister

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Storm Sister

Book two in The Seven Sisters series

Ally D’Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world’s most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father’s sudden, mysterious death. Ally decides to head out on the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway.

The Shadow Sister

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Shadow Sister

Book three in The Seven Sisters series

The third spellbinding story in The Seven Sisters series is the story of Star D’Aplièse who follows Pa Salt’s first clue to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and discovers the incredible story of headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol a hundred years earlier.

The Pearl Sister

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Pearl Sister

Book four in The Seven Sisters series

CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt, she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new love, leaving her completely alone. In desperation, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a black-and-white photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over one hundred years ago.

The Moon Sister

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Moon Sister

Book five in The Seven Sisters series

After the death of her father Tiggy D’Aplièse moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird. Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gypsy who has lived for years on the estate, tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home to Granada in Spain. 

The Sun Sister

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Sun Sister

Book six in The Seven Sisters series

Supermodel Electra D’Aplièse appears to have everything; she is beautiful, rich and famous. The death of her adoptive father, Pa Salt, has rocked her fragile state of mind, and she turns to alcohol and drugs. As those close to her worry for her health, she receives a mysterious letter from a woman who claims to be her grandmother. As Electra learns about her family history set in the wide-open plains of Kenya, she battles her inner demons and discovers a cause bigger than herself that is truly worth fighting for. 

Never have I found myself so deeply involved or moved as I have been by the bravery, humanity and sheer determination of the incredible people, both past and present, that I have encountered during the writing of Electra’s story.
Lucinda Riley on The Sun Sister

The Missing Sister

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Missing Sister

Book seven in The Seven Sisters series

The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister? They only have one clue – an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search takes them across the globe uniting them all in their mission to complete their family at last. In doing so, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost one hundred years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them.

The Seven Sisters Special Edition

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Seven Sisters Special Edition

If you've already read The Seven Sisters series and are looking for something else to add to your bookshelf, look no further. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Lucinda Riley’s iconic bestselling series, this stunning hardback collector’s edition is complete with a new foreword from Lucinda's son, Harry Whittaker, and gorgeous illustrated endpapers. 

Lucinda sadly died in 2021, and the Riley family shared the below message regarding Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt:

'Shortly before the publication of The Missing Sister, Lucinda announced an eighth and final book in The Seven Sisters series, promising to answer the question at the heart of the story: Who is Pa Salt? Before her death, Lucinda was able to write several important passages and detailed notes on the story. She expressed a clear wish that her eldest son, Harry, should complete the series if the worst were to happen. 

We can now confirm that Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt will be published around the world in spring 2023, co-written by Harry Whittaker. Lucinda and Harry worked closely together on The Guardian Angels series for children. Harry writes: ‘Mum has passed on the secrets of the series, and I will keep my promise to her in sharing them with her loyal readers. Rest assured that in spring 2023, the whole world will know just who Pa Salt is and why he adopted the sisters.’ We thank those of you who have allowed us the space to grieve, and those who have donated so generously to Mary’s Meals.' – Lucinda’s family

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The Hidden Girl

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Hidden Girl

Born and raised in a small village on the Yorkshire moors, Leah Thompson grows more beautiful with each passing day. When she catches the attention of the influential, troubled Delancey family, she knows her life will never be the same again. Years later, Leah has taken the modelling world by storm, and is living in the lap of luxury. But her past follows her like a dark shadow, mysteriously intertwined with the tragic tale of two young siblings in Poland during the Second World War. As two generations of secrets threaten to explode, Leah is haunted by a fatal, forgotten prophecy from her past, and must fight to challenge the destiny that has been mapped out for her in the stars . . .

The Murders at Fleat House

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Murders at Fleat House

The sudden death of a pupil at a small private boarding school in deepest Norfolk is a shocking event that the headmaster is keen to call a tragic accident. But the case prompts the return of high-flying Detective Inspector Jazmine ‘Jazz’ Hunter to the force. As Jazz begins to probe the circumstances surrounding Charlie Cavendish’s tragic death, events soon take another troubling turn. The disappearance of another young pupil and the death of an elderly Classics master provide Jazz with important leads, but as snow covers the landscape and another suspect goes missing, Jazz must also confront her personal demons.