It’s 2006, and Delia Mulcahy is living in a shabby apartment and facing crushing student debt. Suddenly, she’s plucked from obscurity to work for Wall Street’s top hedge fund. Determined to make her millions, Delia must master the cutthroat world of big-stakes trading and profit off of the cataclysm of the looming crash.
In the underbelly of finance, no one is who they say they are. Delia finds herself embroiled in devious schemes and duplicitous deals as her recklessness threatens every relationship in her life: family, friends and especially the two rival CEOs vying for her genius.
It’s a high-risk game and she is a better player than most. When her soul is on the line, how much is enough for her greedy heart?
Title: Greedy Heart
Author: A. P. Murray
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: April 7, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
It’s rather uncanny how Greedy Heart could be placed in the current year of 2020 with the pandemic and economic upheaval going on right now – instead of back in 2006-2008 during another turning point in so many lives.
Delia is not, at least of the beginning half of her story, a truly likable person. Or at least, she wasn’t for me. Her drive is to become totally filthy rich and the cost of that goal can be a bit high in the end. Yet, she is also a compelling person to read about as we watch her slowly over this story change, grow into someone very different. Life will do that to you so very often. Greedy Heart is told in two very different timeframes – leading up to her move to NYC in 2006 and the life she leads to gain all the goals she had set for herself – and the aftermath of the market crash of 2008 when Delia comes across as a much wiser, softer woman who has been through extraordinary circumstances. I can’t say that I ever truly “liked” Delia, but I did enjoy her story as she faces changes in her life and copes with becoming a very different woman with a much-adjusted outlook on life and money.
Greedy Heart is filled with intensity, Wall Street shenanigans, intriguing people who come in and out of Delia’s life, and how she makes adjustments in attitude and actions. A few laughs tossed in, a mystery, a bit of suspense, and a different look at how the crash of 2008 affected so many people in various ways. I enjoyed this story even if I wasn’t totally in agreement with the main characters. Still, it was so eerie how events can run parallel throughout history with a few twists and turns.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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