Esther Larsen is an analyst at a major bank in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her job is to analyze the risks that come with investment banking. After the crash of 2008, Esther began keeping track of the risks banks around the country, even around the world, were taking, and what she sees is more than troubling. Can she get the word out and stop the downfall before it’s too late? Will anyone even listen?
This was one heck of a page-turner, and so realistic that I found it scarier than the average horror story! Not only is it a good story that grabs your attention and refuses to let go, it also makes you stop and think about what is really going on in those huge “too-big-to-fail” banks. Davis Bunn began his career as an economist, so he knows what he’s talking about, which makes this even scarier…
But it’s not just the subject matter that makes this a great read. Bunn employs his amazing writing skills to create wholly believable, comfortably sympathetic characters, and villains with such realistic motives that you understand why they’re doing what they are, while despising them for even contemplating such a thing. Bravo!
“Ripped from the headlines” doesn’t quite explain Bunn’s latest novel – it’s much more frighteningly prophetic-like than that. Excellent, highly recommended book. Grab it while you can!
Many thanks to Bethany House Publishers for the free copy of this novel for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own! 🙂