Title: Good Rich People
Author: Eliza Jane Brazier
Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Page Count: 329
My rating: 2 1/2 stars
About the book:
A destitute woman deceives her way into the guesthouse of a Hollywood Hills mansion and inadvertently becomes a target in the twisted game of the wealthy family upstairs in the next intoxicating novel from Eliza Jane Brazier.
Lyla has always believed that life is a game she is destined to win, but her husband, Graham, takes the game to dangerous levels. The wealthy couple invites self-made success stories to live in their guesthouse and then conspires to ruin their lives. After all, there is nothing worse than a bootstrapper.
Demi has always felt like the odds were stacked against her. At the end of her rope, she seizes a risky opportunity to take over another person’s life and unwittingly becomes the subject of the upstairs couple’s wicked entertainment. But Demi has been struggling forever, and she’s not about to go down without a fight.
In a twist that neither woman sees coming, the game quickly devolves into chaos and rockets toward an explosive conclusion.
Because every good rich person knows: in money and in life, it’s winner take all. Even if you have to leave a few bodies behind.
Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier is a psychological thriller novel. The story in this one is told by changing the point of view between the characters to give all sides of the story.
Lyla and Graham live in an opulent home overseen by Graham’s mother, Margo. Very wealthy Lyla and Graham often find themselves bored and to pass the time they like to invite unsuspecting individuals to their guesthouse and then conspire to ruin their lives. Demi is the latest target of Lyla and Graham’s sadistic games and Demi vows to not go down without a fight.
So, after reading Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier I had to sit back and think a minute trying to figure out just what I had read. The characters in this novel fall on the satirical side and were often over the top in their actions making them not feel real at all. The story wasn’t bad but I couldn’t help some eye rolls along the way which was kind of a put off. In the end I rated this one at two and a half stars with it falling a tad over to the I didn’t quite like it side of my ratings wondering if it would have worked a lot better without the cartoonish feel to the characters.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Eliza Jane Brazier is an author, screenwriter, and journalist. She currently lives in California, where she is developing her books for television.
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