Title: The Domino Effect
Author: Davis Bunn
Goodreads synopsis:A Financial Thriller That Will Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats
Esther Harding, a leading risk analyst at one of the country’s largest banking institutions, is becoming more and more convinced that she has uncovered a ticking bomb with the potential to overshadow 2008’s market crash. And as her own employer pursues “investment” strategies with ever-increasing levels of risk, she becomes convinced she must do something. Yet what can one person really do?
The markets are edging closer to a tipping point–like the teetering first domino in a standing row that circles the globe. And when Esther does sound the alarm, she wonders if anyone will take her seriously. But as public support grows for her ideas, so does the desperation of those whose conspiracy of greed she seeks to expose. With global markets on the brink, and her own life in danger, Esther is locked in a race with the clock to avert a worldwide financial meltdown.
This fast-paced suspense novel will make you wonder where the fiction ends and reality begins. . . .
“Davis Bunn applies his deft hand to “The Domino Effect” with the grace and mastery his dedicated fans have come to expect. . . .”–Jerry B. Jenkins
The Good:This was a very suspenseful book. Once you get into it, it is really difficult to put it down. This book comes at a time when a lot of people, probably most people, are very concerned about the state of our country and all of our futures. The timing of this makes it very easy to relate to.
I also was drawn in by Esther’s personal issues, and the ghosts of her past, and how she coped with them. I felt as though she really matured with the story, I love seeing progress in the characters. I enjoyed all of the characters in this book; they were all well developed and were quite complex as well as relatable. That is what kept me going when I got bogged down with technical jargon of the banking world.
The Bad:At times I found it difficult to follow along because they were talking in bank and mathematical terms that I don’t know, however, it was usually explained when a “more common” person in the story gets just as confused as I did.
I also found it a little difficult to get into, probably because this is about the stock market, something I don’t follow, and a genius analyst, which I have nothing in common with. Therefore, I could not connect right away. Before too long however, I was able to get into the story and move past it.
Recommendation:This book is very good. I wouldn’t recommend this to everyone, however, anybody who is into mathematics, the banking industry, or who is looking for a different type of thriller would enjoy this book.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*