Book Review: Flash Crash

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start creating your summer reading list! And I have just the book for you… Flash Crash, a heist thriller by author Denison Hatch.

Now, typically I’m not one for thrillers (I’m more of a romantic comedy reader) but Flash Crash is worth stepping out of my go-to genre for. This book has an on-the-edge-of-your-seat story that has characters you will love to love and love to hate. The storyline is smart and savvy and packed with twists and turns.


The book is about a lowly programmer at a bank who gets wrapped up in a huge conspiracy much larger than himself. He is blamed for a robbery of four tons of gold bars, worth over one hundred million dollars, that he knows nothing about. The police are chasing him, but he knows that the only way to clear his name and save his family is to stay one step ahead of everyone.

It’s definitely an action-packed book, but it is also surprisingly soulful and philosophical about the worlds that it depicts as well. One of my favorite chapters has one of the big bosses (we are not sure if he is good or bad at this point) reminiscing on the meaning of family while his empire is crumbling underneath him. He’s a man who has avoided his own children, or paid them off, throughout the years. But at the end of the scene, all he wants to do is shoot old archery equipment with his son—who, of course, is now too busy for Dad.

As a therapist, I am a also complete novice to the Wall Street world, but Denison’s writing introduced me to a few of the overall concepts and I really felt like I had learned a bit by the time the book was over.

There’s one more thing I should mention. I am not entirely objective in this review. I am extremely excited for the author, Denison, because he’s my husband! Although this may seem like shameless promotion, let the record show that I’m not just raving about this book because my husband wrote it (although I am completely and totally proud of him), I’m raving about it because it’s an awesome book and I’m hoping that everyone will add it to their summer reading lists!

It has gotten great reviews from some of the best book review sites including Kirkus, BestThrillers, and IndieReader. It’s a very quick read, never boring, and you can pass it on to your other family members after you check it out! And, I also must mention that while the Kindle version is available, the paperback book is gorgeous!

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Ready to buy your first book of the summer?

You can buy the paperback or Kindle version at right here:

For more information on Denison check out his website:

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