Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Domino Effect

I'm a big fan of Davis Bunn. I think I have read every book he has written. So when the opportunity came around to read his latest novel, I grabbed it.

"The Domino Effect" was a different story. One that brought me into the 21st century.  I have never followed the stock market or really understood how it affects our economy. But Davis Bunn's take on the dangers of a run away market was truly eye opening.

Esther Larson is a risk analyst with a large banking institution.  She's good at her job. As she compiles her own private analysis, she realizes the banks may be skirting on illegal operations. Mirroring events of the 2008 financial crash, she feels compelled to stop the runaway dominoes.

Davis Bunn continues to be a master story teller. When I first picked up the novel, I felt a little uncertain that I would be able to follow the financial drama that was unfolding. However, the story was very compelling and I have to admit, I learned some things along the way. I enjoyed Esther's character, as she reflected how a real person would respond. She shares things in her life with two young girls as they are dealing with an emotional family situation. That's what makes a book good. Seeing and feeling life's challenges, and still maintaining balance.

Although this novel lends itself to a technical side, it made me think beyond my little world. That one day events such as these may, in fact, bring the worlds economy to the brink of disaster.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 


1 comment:

living from glory to glory said...

Hi, we need more people willing to try to stop the runaway Dominoes in real life LOL
Sound like it could be a true story.