First Lines Fridays #126

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

“There is blood in the fountain turning the water an eerie rust color. I call someone to drain it.
I meet him at the gate and lead him down the stoop into our courtyard. Our courtyard is designed to be an oasis, a reprieve from the realities of the world. It is dappled with palm fronds, sprinkled with hothouse flowers.”

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Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier


Good Rich People

I’m still at the beginning of Good Rich People but I am really impressed by the writing style and narrative flow. There’s a pretentiousness to Lyla that comes across perfectly, but the writing is accessible and clever. 


Goodreads Synopsis: 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.


Until next time,
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