“A Financial Thriller That Will Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats”. This is the tagline for a new book called “The Domino Effect” written by Davis Bunn and published by Bethany House in the fall of 2016. I’ve read and enjoyed the intricate plots of Mr. Bunn’s work before, so I decided to take a closer look at this one too. Although the back-cover synopsis sounded extremely interesting and fast-paced, I still had one question…what exactly is a financial thriller?
To get the most out of this book – to really understand each element of the story and its significance – it would undoubtedly help to have a thorough knowledge of the stock market, the economy, and the inner workings of investment banking. Do I have this knowledge? No, I certainly do not. Therefore, I did not completely understand all of the very technical ideas and strategies laid out in the novel. However, I did still enjoy the compelling characters and the expertly-built tension between the heroine of the story and the evil, greed-filled conspiracies surrounding her. Truly, it was quite inspirational to read about the difference one woman can make in the world economy when she has God on her side!
In answer to my own question, I would say a financial thriller is a novel that contains all of the usual elements of crime, suspense and life-threatening danger, but built upon the foundation of the markets and economy. For some people, this type of book might be the most fascinating thing they’ve read all year. For me, it was an unusual and out-of-my-comfort-zone story, but one that was still enjoyable and intriguing. In addition, I do believe that it taught me a little about the world of the markets.
Overall, I am glad I read “The Domino Effect”. In fact, I intend to share it with a few people who I am certain will get far more out of it than me.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”