Wall Street West
by Cristina Guarneri
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hardcover: 178 pages
Publisher: Infinity Publishing (September 20, 2013)
Genre: Adult Fiction
Available from: Amazon
Beyond the mirrored windows of the citys high-rise buildings; the
landscape of a metropolis that holds itself to the outskirts of the
Hudson River, leaves a city that set the standard for corruption and
overshadowed itself by the darkness of political deception. Behind the
thriving neighborhoods of cultural scenery, the sixth borough had become
a blanket that was once woven with the challenges of deceit versus
ethics. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, but for integrity to
prevail, an awakening would need to be brought to the city streets that
were once plagued by the mysteries of Wall Street West.
My Review: Wall Street West by Cristina Guarneri
Based on true events, Wall Street West by Cristina Guarneri follows the rise of an American citizen so moved by the fall of the Twin Towers that he took action, as opposed to saying, “Someone needs to take a stand for America and its citizens.” Harper decided to fight for the everyday American, by running for mayor of a Borough in New York. His idea was to take down the political machines and give the voice back to the voters, no cronyism, no payoffs, just honesty and an open-door policy. He wanted to be a grass roots politician. This is the sort of his journey. Does he reach his goal?
Cristina Guarneri has a fascinating plot, we all love the idea of taking down a corrupt dynasty and bringing in a hero of the people. Tackling graft, exposing deceit, it’s all there. We even have an over-the-top hero, larger than life, yet we want to believe in him, in his word. Of course, there is the anti-hero, the tough politician, the kind who gives politics a bad rep. So far, so good, but the delivery and cohesiveness of the story wasn’t there. There just was not enough glue and chemistry to hold the story together.
That said, I see a huge potential for a great story within these pages. I received a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.