"An absolutely cracking thriller sitting in the 2007 financial crisis, it’s punchy, provocative, and readable as heck."
This must-read thriller is as fascinating as it is entertaining, and is on my list of favourite reads of the year. For those of you who remember the run on Northern Rock back in 2007, it was Robert Peston, then business editor for the BBC, who revealed that the bank had sought emergency funding from the Bank of England. This is clearly a man who understands the UK’s banking system and isn’t afraid to write about. You really don’t need to have read his debut novel Whistleblower which introduces journalist Gil Peck, this sits perfectly as a standalone which is always the sign of a great series. I appreciated the way the financial detailing was explained, it slipped into my consciousness without feeling as though I was attending a lecture. An impeccable balance of fact and fiction ensured I stayed in the moment, as though everything I was reading could in fact have happened. The characters felt authentic, with warts and all being revealed. As the tension increased and put the boot in, I was more than happy to cling to the edge of my seat as I read. This doesn’t have the feeling of being too polished, it is raw and gritty and wonderfully readable. I stayed up into the (very) early hours in order to finish and just had to include this novel as a LoveReading Star Book. The Crash is clever, thrilling, and leaves you with that deliciously heady feeling of a book well read. Bravo.
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|