Joan's Picks: The Liar and Flash Crash

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 5 Jul 2020, 12:17PM

Joan's Picks: The Liar and Flash Crash

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 5 Jul 2020, 12:17PM

The Liar by Lesley Pearse 

Hugely popular big commercial women’s fiction author and her books are great. This is about a young woman from tough background making her own way in the world, working for a newspaper and when she finds the body of a woman outside her flat she writes her first ever major piece for the paper. Then it becomes apparent that other women are dying with the same MO and she finds herself at the heart of a major investigation – which also, unknown to her, places her in grave danger.

Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History by Liam Vaughan

On May 6, 2010, financial markets around the world tumbled simultaneously and without warning. In the span of five minutes, a trillion dollars of valuation was lost. The Flash Crash, as it became known, represented the fastest drop in market history. It was ultimately found to have been caused by a trading prodigy who amassed $US70m from his childhood bedroom. Unbelievable stuff.