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A Most Anticipated Novel of 2022 by The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, New York Post, PopSugar, Shondaland, Yahoo!, and Crime Reads
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 takes all. Even if you have to leave a few bodies behind.
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.
"The rich live differently than the rest of us, and that's never more evident than this chilling account of one family that plays a sick and twisted game with their tenants." —Good Housekeeping
“With writing that truly embodies the raw evil of greed, Brazier crafts cunning characters whom readers will be so excited to hate.” —Shondaland
“Taut, chilling, and completely original…elegantly explores the chasm between the haves and the have-nots.” —Ellery Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of The Club
"A novel that's equal parts edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, bitingly funny, and wholly original." —Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of The Husbands
“A jaw-dropping twist right out of the gate.” —PopSugar
“Wickedly sharp, deviously hilarious, and flawlessly executed.” —Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken
“Fizzy and hilarious, dangerous and outrageous. It’s like chugging a flute of champagne that’s been lit on fire. I loved the hell out of it.” —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There’s Someone Inside Your House
“The most vicious thrill ride I’ve been on in years—a satirical, dead-eyed look at class and money in a world frighteningly like ours, but with just enough askew to feel deeply unsettling.” —Amy Gentry, author of Good as Gone
“Dark, adrenaline-fueled, and wickedly funny...a compulsive tale of privilege and survival that grabs you from the first page and keeps you guessing breathlessly until the very last.” —Emma Rous, USA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair
“Full of fast cars, designer clothes, and pulse-racing cinematic thrills, this is a sharp-edged look into the lives of zip code 90210 residents.” —Library Journal
"[A]n intelligent and thought-provoking page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end." —Criminal Element
“Fiendish…Readers with a taste for the idiosyncratic and the macabre will find much to relish.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A deliciously savage, viciously sharp-edged thriller.” —Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties
“I dare you to not become obsessed.” —Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
“Haunting and ingenious.” —Amber Garza, author of When I Was You
"Meticulously plotted and masterfully executed, this story delivered on all its promise...Brazier's voice is killer." —Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always
“[A] little creepy, but in a good way." —Betches
"This fresh, modern thriller hits the sweet spot between satire and horror." —Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine