The Rich and the Dead (Lila Day Series #1)

The Rich and the Dead (Lila Day Series #1)

by Liv Spector

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The Rich and the Dead (Lila Day Series #1) by Liv Spector

To solve the crime of the century, she'll have to go back in time....

Welcome to Star Island, where Miami's wealthiest residents lead private lives behind the tall gates of their sprawling mansions. It's a blissful escape from the hot and dirty city—or it was, until New Year's Day 2015, when twelve of the most powerful people in the world were found murdered in the basement of a Star Island mansion.

The massacre shocked the nation and destroyed the life of investigator Lila Day. Her hunt for the Star Island killer consumed her. But the case went unsolved, resulting in her dismissal from the Miami PD.

Now, three years later, life hands Lila an unexpected second chance: reclusive billionaire Teddy Hawkins approaches Lila and asks her to solve the case. But how do you investigate a crime when all the leads have long ago gone cold? The answer, Teddy tells her, is to solve the case before it happens. He's going to send Lila back in time.

With nothing left to lose, an incredulous Lila travels back to 2014, determined to find the Star Island killer once and for all. But as she goes undercover among the members of Miami's high society, she finds herself caring for—and falling for—people who are destined to die that fateful night. Now she must either say good-bye or risk altering the future forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594600497
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/18/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,202,982
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Liv Spector was raised on Cape Cod and currently lives in Canada. She has worked as an oyster shucker, dancer, farmhand, journalist, and teacher. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, she received her MFA from Brooklyn College.

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The Rich and the Dead 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
New Year’s Day 2015 in the exclusive Star Island, Miami twelve extremely weathy and powerful people were found shot, dead.  In 2018 the murders are still unsolved.   The detective on the case has left the police force, but the case still weighs on her mind.  It was the one case that she had to solve.  When presented with the opportunity to work on the case again, Lila Day decides to do it.  But how do you approach a case that is ice cold?   Teddy Hawkins, billionaire, has a way.  Go back in time, to before the shootings happen.  Lila travels back to 2014, she must not save anyone from being murdered yet needs to find all the clues and solve the murder.  My Review: Lila Day is a great character.   The fact that she had quit the police force, then lost her job at a local hotel, and was really down on her luck with her bills, housing, and family made her very relatable and likeable.  When presented with the opportunity to solve the case that brought her down, how could she possibly turn down the chance?  Liv Spector also made her real by letting her develop feelings for the very people she was investigating.   Lila actually fell in love with one character, moved in with another, and became friends with many of the others.  The secondary characters were equally entertaining.  Although all were extremely wealthy, each one of them had their own issues.   Living in mansions, playing at “the club”, arriving in yachts, and murder, I could not decide which richie was the actual killer.  I was sure one of them had to be it, but following Lila’s thoughts I kept doubting myself. The Rich and the Dead was a murder, mystery, with a tad of sci-fi (time machine), and romance.  I highly recommend this to all mystery lovers.  
Deal_Sharing_Aunt More than 1 year ago
I love weddings, and thought that this would be a book about romance and love. While there were times in the book that were about romance, there was a bigger theme to this story. The author says that this book is "Johnson Family Chronicles, Book 2". That is exactly what this book is about. Family. The good, the bad, and the really, really, bad. The writer doesn't hold back any real life situations and they characters are real. I am giving this book a 4/5. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book I wish they would wright more like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book!! Not the usual story and I highly recommend it !
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VicG More than 1 year ago
Liv Spector in her new book, “The Rich And The Dead” Book One in the Lila Day series published by William Morrow introduces us to Lila Day. From the back cover:  To solve the crime of the century, she’ll have to go back in time…. Welcome to Star Island, where Miami’s wealthiest residents lead private lives behind the tall gates of their sprawling mansions. It’s a blissful escape from the hot and dirty city—or it was, until New Year’s Day 2015, when twelve of the most powerful people in the world were found murdered in the basement of a Star Island mansion. The massacre shocked the nation and destroyed the life of investigator Lila Day. Her hunt for the Star Island killer consumed her. But the case went unsolved, resulting in her dismissal from the Miami PD. Now, three years later, life hands Lila an unexpected second chance: reclusive billionaire Teddy Hawkins approaches Lila and asks her to solve the case. But how do you investigate a crime when all the leads have long ago gone cold? The answer, Teddy tells her, is to solve the case before it happens. He’s going to send Lila back in time. With nothing left to lose, an incredulous Lila travels back to 2014, determined to find the Star Island killer once and for all. But as she goes undercover among the members of Miami’s high society, she finds herself caring for—and falling for—people who are destined to die that fateful night. Now she must either say good-bye or risk altering the future forever. Science Fiction, Time Travel and a murder mystery all rolled into one, what else can you ask for?  Well one of the rules of time travel is that when you go back in time never ever do anything that will change past events as that will significantly alter the future. Not only does Lila become part of the Star Island crowd to find out who the murderer is she doesn’t want him to commit the multiple murders in the first place.  Liv Spector has given us a fairly complex story that whips along at a brisk pace.  The only issue that I have is that Ms. Spector uses quite a bit of profanity that does nothing to enhance the story.  Because of the language I give it an “R” rating which is a shame because without the profanity the story would have been much better.  Other than that “The Rich And The Dead” is very exciting and quite a page-turner.  I am actually looking forward to the next book in the series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”