Apparently "Critical Reaction" is Todd Johnson's debut novel. I never would have guessed that if the back cover didn't tell me that.
The novel involves an explosion that takes place at a nuclear plant. Two survivors of that night have their own thoughts of the events leading up the explosion and things that they saw during the chaos of the explosion. Anyone who could verify their accounts has gone missing. Others change their stories when confronted by higher-ranking people in the company. Kieran, one of the survivors, won't stop pushing and decides to sue the company. This book is his story.
I will say, this is not an "easy" book to read. It will make you think. But the story is so intriguing and keeps going deeper and deeper, that you will just have to keep reading out of curiosity. It's well-written and very detailed, but not to the point that you're rubbing your eyes and dozing off out of boredom.
I highly recommend this book, particularly if you like law-type fiction or suspense.
Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.