Esther Larson, a top risk analyst at one of the country’s largest banking instiutions, is becomong more and more convinced that she has uncovered a ticking bomb with the potential to make the 2008 market crash look minor by comparison. And as her own employer pursues “investment” strategies with ever-increasing levels of risk, she becomes convinced she must do something. But Esther is only one person… what can she do?
*Most of it taken from the back cover*
About the book and 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 served 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).
Takes a little to get into, but then keeps your interest to the very end!
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What I liked:
The story was very recent and very real. Esther Larsen was a well-developed character who despite her losses chose to get up and keep going.
Craig’s daughters were awesome and well developed. I loved them and wished there was more of them in the story.
It was based on the post-2008 recession and very technical. However, through the character’s dialog, you are quickly caught up with what’s going on.
What I didn’t like:
Bunn starts off with Esther as a very closed off character. Yet soon after she meets Craig, a relationship is started and trust is freely given. It just seemed a bit… off to me.
It took me a little bit to get into it. However, once we got past the beginning learning of the terms and the way things worked, the plot moved along pretty good. 😀
Who I would recommend this to:
People who are interested in reading something very different.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.*