The Domino Effect by Davis Bunn (Bethany House)
The Domino Effect is a suspense novel by Davis Bunn. It tells the story of Esther Larsen, the lead risk analyst at a top US bank, and her personal mission to uncover a banking scheme that threatens to crash the global economy. As the picture starts to become clearer to her, she is forced to pick allies and come up with a plan to share her insight with anyone that will listen. This creates a new dilemma, as to how to get the rest of the world to realize what's going on and take action. This novel paints a vivid, fast-paced picture of how fragile our current economic system is, and how quickly all the dominoes could fall if the wrong people make the right moves.
This is the first book by Davis that I have had the pleasure of reading, and I look forward to more. It has very short chapters (mostly 3-5 pages long), which are great for stop-and-go reading for those of us who hate stopping in the middle of a chapter and are constantly on the go or have kids. The story had me hooked by the second chapter, and I loved how there was just enough individual character development to make you feel like you could identify with each of them, without losing track of the main plot. The same could be said of the side stories; there's just enough to see what else is going on in everyone's lives without getting so sidetracked as to forget the point of it all.
I'm giving this book 5 stars, and I'd recommend this novel to young adults and adults with analytical minds who can relate to a concern over the current economy or enjoy reading stories about stock markets and financial happenings.
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers in exchange for this honest review.*