Friday, October 21, 2016

The Domino Effect by Davis Bunn

A Financial Thriller That Will Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats

Esther Larsen, 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. . . .

My review:

  I have read several of Davis Bunn's books, and he is a very versatile author. I have read some that were so thrilling I didn't want to put them down, and others that were interesting and a more calm read.

 I hate to give a book a negative review. especially an author I like so well, but this was one I just couldn't get into. I always try to be honest in my reviews, so I shall be.

 I thought the plot was a great one. The banking disaster a few years back is still fresh on everyone's minds, so it made a great plot. I liked the characters, though the main one seemed a bit odd and uptight.

 However, all of the banking terms and the ins and outs of what was going on just went right over my head, and I really had a difficult time reading the book....... I am sure it is just me, for one of my friends was raving about how great it was.

 So if you are a Davis Bunn fan, check the book out and don't assume because it wasn't my cup of tea that you won't like it either. You may love it.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Davis Bunn is an internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than seven million books in twenty languages.

Honored with four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, Davis was inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame in 2014.

His bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt. A sought-after lecturer in the art of writing, Bunn was serves as Writer in Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University.

Davis Bunn also writes under the names Thomas Locke (for his epic fantasy and techno-thriller novels) and T. Davis Bunn (for books published prior to 2002).

The Domino Effect is available from Bethany House Publishers, part of the Baker Publishing Group.