Happy Monday! Here’s the first of a few reviews I’ll be sharing today and tomorrow.
Thanks to Berkley Pub for the free copy in exchange for my honest review
GOOD RICH PEOPLE – Eliza Jane Brazier (Released January 25th, 2022)
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 all her life, 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.
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
This was exactly what I needed! I know that there are a lot of split reviews, it seems you either love it or hate it, and I absolutely loved it. GOOD RICH PEOPLE is one of those thrillers that you just can’t put down and it’s such a compulsive read. I went through it in a couple sittings and just had know how it was going to end. Be warned – you won’t like any of these characters at all but that’s just part of the fun.
We meet Lyla and her husband Graham. Their enormous home is in the Hollywood Hills on the same property as Graham’s mother, Margo. All three of these characters are just awful people. There is a beautiful guest house that they love to offer to the people of Margo’s choosing and they’ll become unwilling participants in the sadistic games that Lyla, Graham, and Margo love to play – some resulting in lives ruined or those losing their lives. Their newest target, Demi, is more than she seems and will prove to be their biggest rival yet.
I loved all of this. It was messed up and fun all at the same time. There wasn’t a single character in this book with any kind of redeeming qualities or personality traits. You’re going to love hating them and watching the whole game unfold. I have yet to read Brazier’s other book but that will be moving up the TBR quickly now. Highly recommend if you want something fast-paced.