Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier

Published: January 25, 2022


Pages: 329

Genre: Psychological Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Eliza Jane Brazier is an author, screenwriter, and journalist. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is developing If I Disappear for television.

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.

“When you’re rich, you can control everything.”

Lyla married into an extremely wealthy family, and she had adapted to their thinking. Mostly. Demi has struggled and gone without her entire life, so when she has an opportunity to see his other half lives- she takes it. Graham is entitled in all the ways you’d expect of someone who grew up disgustingly wealthy. And he and his mother, Margo, have a unique relationship. And now, they plan to include Lyla. Welcome to the game.

This was a well-written book, and the storyline was well thought out. The balance of rich vs. poor was played very well, and the characters reflected that.

There isn’t much to like regarding the characters. They are all extreme victims of their circumstances. Whether they are rich or poor, the likability is low. But that is the point.

I loved that a huge theme throughout this novel was redemption. The precarious balance between good and evil, wanting to be good, and being good. It was very well represented and well portrayed.

This was a hard book to put down. The story is told engagingly, and even when you hate the characters- you have to know what happens next.

I enjoyed this story a lot. Very fresh, unique, and a beautiful game of cat and mouse. The twists and turns were well done, and the game is more than entertaining.

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