I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.BEAUTIFUL, DIRTY, RICH: A NOVEL by J.D. Mason
Published by St. Martin's Press Pages: 318
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A gripping new novel from bestselling author J.D. Mason about a wealthy Texas family and the one woman who holds— and will reveal—all their dirty secrets
Desdimona Green has been the name on everyone's lips in Blink, Texas. Twenty-five years ago, at the age of eighteen, she shot and killed one of the wealthiest men and pillars of the community, oil baron Julian Gatewood. The Gatewood family was considered untouchable, so the whole state of Texas was rocked to its core over Julian's murder. They were even more shocked to discover that Desi is Julian's daughter and her mother had been his lover for years. But when Desi gets out of jail and promptly inherits millions from Julian's estate, everyone knows that there is much more to the story—and Desi Green is the keeper of the Gatewood secrets, including what happened the night Julian died. When a famous true crime reporter shows up on her doorstep wanting the full story, Desi agrees to reveal all, much to the horror of the Gatewoods, who will do anything to stop her. But Desi has more than a few tricks up her sleeve...
Everyone has heard the saying “karma’s a bitch.” But when Desi Green’s friend, Lonnie gives karma a helping hand, she becomes one very vindictive and dangerous woman. In Beautiful, Dirty, Rich, Desi has just been released from a 25-year jail bid for killing a very wealthy and prominent man in Blink, Texas. She has also inherited millions of dollars from the very man she murdered, which doesn’t sit well with the man’s son, Jordan. He’d prefer that Desi just disappear, but Desi has other ideas. With Lonnie’s encouragement, Desi decides to tell the world her side of what went down the night Mr. J was shot. In the process, twisted stories emerge, horrible secrets are uncovered, and some of the key players involved in the investigation and prosecution of Desi Green turn up dead or end up wishing they were.
The characters were believable and intriguing. The storyline had me on edge, and I could hardly put the book down. The secrets revealed in the story were totally unexpected and utterly jaw dropping.
I am giving this book a rating of 5 stars.