Good Rich People
Eliza Jane Brazier
published January 25, 2022
About GOOD RICH PEOPLE
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.
In a nutshell this is a book about wants, needs and deep desires. And how those can vary depending upon your personal situation. Lyla marries into a filthy rich family and is drawn into their game. They play with people. People they consider beneath them. They do it for sport to keep the doldrums away.
I have to say while I did not connect with or like any of the characters, I couldn’t put it down. I wanted the details of the game and how this rendition would play out. And those details and what happened to cause the previous game’s bad outcome unravels slowly throughout the book.
And while this is going to sound as contrasting as the title, this is an incredibly slow burn but at the same time a wild ride. At times this is crazy over the top, but I found it entertaining.
One thing I will say is the point of view switches back and forth between two characters and the story sometimes picks back up to relive the story from the second point of view and other times the story moves forward at the switch. I did spend a little time acclimating where I was in the story after a character switch, which caused the slow burn to burn even slower.
If you are up for a slow burn thriller that is crazy over the top, then this one’s for you.
About the Author
Eliza Jane Brazier is an author, screenwriter and journalist. She currently lives in California where she is developing If I Disappear for television. Follow Eliza on Twitter @EJaneBrazier, Instagram @elizajanebrazier, and Facebook @ElizaJaneBrazier.