Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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The status quo no longer worked.
Remaining silent, not speaking, that was what had weighed her down the most… More than the risks the bank currently exposed itself to. Her time of remaining on the sidelines and simply observing was over.
As a risk analyst for a large banking institution, Esther Larsen sees a financial crisis coming that will hit the global markets and crash the US dollar. But going public about an international conspiracy will put her life in danger in The Domino Effect, a novel by Davis Bunn.
Plenty of readers have their go-to, “I’ll read anything with his/her name on it” authors. Davis Bunn is one of those authors for me. I’ve come to expect a clear level of mastery while reading his novels; this one was no different, and I got what I expected with this well-told story.
I’ve seen it described as a “financial thriller,” and while I felt it to be more of a suspense novel throughout than a thriller, I did find the climax quite thrilling. Plus, the story isn’t all schemes and intrigues without heart. My own heart was warmed and wrenched as Esther had to navigate both the old and new human connections in her life.
Now, I’ll admit that numbers aren’t one of my top interests. While it’s true that fiction gets me to delve into some topics I don’t naturally gravitate toward, I found it difficult to stay interested during the stretches of technical explanations in this book. It felt more to me like reading a finance textbook or an economics periodical than a novel during those parts. The true-to-life warning here about global economics is impossible to miss, though.
Another good, suspenseful read from this ChristFic author that I think many fellow readers will find worthwhile.