‘Dead Money’ is the debut crime novel from award-winning financial journalist Teresa Hunter.
Hunter springs the torpid world of finance into life in a novel, which reviewers have labelled ‘compelling’, ‘fast-paced’, ‘bloody’, ‘thrilling’ and ‘brimming with tension’.
Dead Money’s main character, journalist Julia Lighthorn, seeks the truth behind terrible crimes, while struggling with her own secret demons. Her journey roars through London’s Square Mile to criminal underbellies in London and Glasgow. Along the way Hunter skilfully weaves in threads of violence, murder, exploitation and romance.
Did financial greed and corruption trigger the death of her friend? Who can she trust among the complex characters she confronts on her journey? What is any of us capable of when pushed to the limits of our endurance?
Teresa Hunter explains: “You are always told to write what you know, so it was inevitable I would begin my story in the world of finance, which is what I know most. But the story stretches way beyond these confines, and explores what any of us is capable of when pushed to the limits.”
EARLY REVIEWS OF DEAD MONEY
Emma Simon, Daily Telegraph
“A taut and fast-paced thriller set against the background of the financial crisis, where greed, corruption and the desperation of those who have lost everything provide all the motivation needed for murder.
“From the steel and glass edifices of the Square Mile’s banking elite to the criminal underbellies in London and Glasgow, Teresa Hunter unravels a tense tale, with parallels to many recent scandals that have blighted the City.
“Pensions have never been quite so compelling, nor quite so bloody.”
Terry Murden, the Scotsman Group
“A murky financial scandal is the backdrop to a fast-moving tale of organised crime, tragic romance and exploitation.”
Nic Cicutti, financial freelance
“Brimming with tension, this is a page-turner with a twist, one that manages to both inform and entertain in equal measure. I devoured it in one sitting.”
Teresa Hunter is a regular contributor to the Telegraph Group, Sunday Times, and Corporate Adviser as well as a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Professional Standards Board.
She is a former personal finance editor of Scotland on Sunday and the Sunday Herald in Glasgow, and spent many years as deputy personal finance editor of the Guardian. She has also worked in television for BBC1’s Watchdog and news output.
She has won many awards for her work in financial journalism, including Best National Newspaper Personal Finance Journalist of the Year, and Personal Finance Freelance Journalist of the Year.