Book Review: Cash Burn by Michael Berrier

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: June 24, 2011

Jason Dunn is tired of hiding behind a facade of appearing to have a perfect marriage, trouble-free past, and a seemingly successful job with a banking office. When his marriage seems over and his job at risk, he allows a desire for revenge for perceived betrayals to begin to take over his life. A passionate affair and a plot to bilk the bank of millions results in shocking outcomes to his choices.

Debut novel Cash Burn is extremely well-written, with a fast moving plot and scenes that crackle with tension. The character's emotions were so raw and real I wanted to pray for them to make the right choices. A warning, however, is due - there is no happy ending to Cash Burn. The author expertly proves the Bible verse that "the wages of sin is death" as Jason's life spirals out of control. And there-in lies my only criticism of the story - I'm a sucker for a happy ending, for a glimpse of redemption. The author leaves you hoping that Jason will make the right choice in the end (at least spiritually), but we'll never know for sure. Overall, the book deserves a solid recommendation for a surprisingly well-written thriller that will make you question your choices and the consequences that may follow. 4 out of 5 stars.

This review is based on an electronic copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley for the purpose of completing this review.