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The Tipping Point: A Wainwright Mystery is a suspense novel set in 1978. Garth Wainwright is one of the ten business partners of CapVest, a successful national real estate investment firm.

Wainwright is invited to join Tom Burke, one of those partners, and his wife for a skiing holiday in Aspen. His invitation came from Lacey Kinkaid, Burke’s lawyer and Wainwrights new love
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Published April 30th 2015 by Walter Danley
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Dan Glover
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Well-Written Who-Done-It
The Tipping Point takes place amid the world of high finance and glamour. Author Walter Danley does an excellent job introducing the myriad characters of the story without overpowering the reader with a flood of information.
The plot line is fast-paced enough to keep the reader turning pages and yet sufficiently thorough in its development to allow for an engrossing study. Mr. Danley weaves enough back-story into his writing to reveal to the reader the tenuous situation
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Tony Talbot
No rating – didn't finish it.

(This was a read-for-review)

I got to 25% of the Kindle copy before I stopped. It's a corporate thriller set in the world of real estate. It was fine for the most part before the 25%. For the most part...the rest of the time, it read like a first draft: There were tense changes, POV switches midway through paragraphs and numerous typos. A character on a ski slope inhales the "fridge mountain air" ; a characters name is mis-spelled; There were sentences without a subje
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D.J. Weaver
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WEBBWEAVER REVIEW of The Tipping Point (Jennie J., reviewer)

As a first novel I think Walter Danley has done quite a good job. This is an interesting, entertaining who-done-it with a touch of romance.

When Garth Wainwright's business partner and friend is killed while skiing in Aspen, the police call it an accident but checking the 'accident' scene, Garth believes otherwise. Warned to leave it alone, Garth's knows he's onto something. Convincing the other partners of the firm, however, proves to
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Susan Uttendorfsky
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edited-books
Three partners of a successful, opulent corporation have been murdered, and colleagues Wainright and Shaw are trying to convince the police that these deaths weren’t merely accidental. Something sinister is going on at CapVest, and these two men aren’t sure if they’re going to be next on the list to be eliminated. High-stakes real estate ventures, insurance schemes, and office politics entrench this mystery firmly in the commercial monetary sector, covering a global playing field and lots of twi ...more
Jenn - WebbWeaver Reviews
As a first novel I think Walter Danley has done quite a good job. This is an interesting, entertaining who-done-it with a touch of romance.

When Garth Wainwright's business partner and friend is killed while skiing in Aspen, the police call it an accident but checking the 'accident' scene, Garth believes otherwise. Warned to leave it alone, Garth's knows he's onto something. Convincing the other partners of the firm, however, proves to be more difficult until a case of fraud from inside the comp
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Beckie Canon
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well developed characters in a great business/murder intrigue that had me staying up late. I miss the characters already. Looking forward to that next book.
J.L.
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Garth Wainwright is an unlikely hero in the second edition of The Tipping Point by Walter Danley. My preview of this edition is being given before the new edition comes out in mid-May. Tipping Point is being rereleased to clear up inconsistencies in the first edition. I cannot say whether those questions were answered since I have not read the first edition.
With that said, this story revolves around age old vices, greed and power in the setting of high stakes real estate. It takes the reader fr
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Rebecca
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tipping Point is a novel centred around a Real Estate Firm called CapVest. This is a story of Friendship, Success and Deceit, I’m sure that Mr Danley’s background in real estate helps to provide a believable yet captivating set of events.

Now, generally I can work out what is going to happen in these kind of stories, but I would not have expected the person at the heart of this mystery to be the person it is! I had someone else pegged for around 80% of the book!

At the beginning of the book Mr
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Dianne
Looking for that over-the-top, wealthy, confident, yet unlikely hero that only expresses his doubts to himself? On the outside Garth Wainright is a successful businessman, one of three partners in a prestigious corporation in the world of high finance. When their world comes crashing down and a partner is dies, only Garth is suspicious that there is something sinister afoot. With few on his side, he begins his own investigation across the globe as he unravels a chaotic web of scandal, deceit and ...more
Lynn  Davidson
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
* Before the book was in its finished state, I received the ARC of the second edition of The Tipping Point to review; therefore, my comments are based on the unpolished product. *

Debut novel, The Tipping Point by Walter Danley, begins with murder and continues from there with corporate greed, intrigue, conspiracy, suspense, and more. There are many questions that come up which the reader will want answered before reaching the last page. Even though there were a few contradictions in the story, s
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Nicole
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author and "Paranormal Romance & Authors that Rock" for an honest review. "Garth Wainwright" is a partner in a cooperate real estate office. While he is vacation with his new girlfriend and newest business partner in Colorado, the partner is killed in an "accident". Over the course of a few months others associated with the business are killed in other "accidents". The book follows Wainwright as he navigates through the deceit of the corporate world and discover ...more
Diane Robinson


The Tipping Point is a thriller/who-done-it novel built around intriguing characters in a world of high finances, glamour, suspicious partners, and greed. The reader is immediately drawn into the suspense with the opening chapter. There are lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing throughout the story--right until the end.

The changing P.O.V. from third person P.O.V. in the first chapter, changing to first person P.O.V. in the 2nd chapter, then, changing to another person's P.O.V. bef
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Christina  Torretta
Wow… talk about intrigue and mystery and politics! I agreed to review this knowing that I wasn’t a fan of thrillers and I told Walter that upfront but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with thrillers lately and this one is no exception.

It was a bit slow at the beginning and did take me a bit to get into but overall, especially for someone who doesn’t like thrillers, I thought this was pretty good. There are some weird moments, some issues with characters that were just strange. Like the assassin, I
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Beverly McClure
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When you’re snow skiing in the mountains you might think of falling and breaking a leg or spraining an ankle. Most likely you think you’ll be all right though. After all, you’re an expert. You certainly have no idea that you’ll never ski again, for you’ll soon be dead.

But this is exactly what happens to Thomas K. Burke, in Author Walter Danley’s crime, suspense novel THE TIPPING POINT. The assassin doesn’t enjoy ending a life. It’s his job. From the opening scene to the final page, the author ta
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Marion Marchetto
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When a skiing holiday for two couples results in the demise of Thomas Burke, the authorities deem it an accident. But Garth Wainwright, a partner in the company that has bought Burke's company, believes there is more to Burke's death. And when two more of Wainwright's partners at CapVest meet their untimely ends not too long after, Wainwright is plunged into the search for the killer and his associate known only as Dallas. Along the way, Wainwright uncovers some unsavory things about the other p ...more
Michael Parker
I did try to get through this book but gave up when I was about one third of the way through. I downloaded the book after a post from Walter Danley on Goodreads. I looked at the reviews and was impressed by ALL the five stars. Being a writer myself, I was also 'suspicious'. However, I defer to those who have awarded Danley five stars; that's their opinion, mine is different. I gave up mainly because I got fed up with reading about real estate, apartments to let, executives at board meetings and ...more
Karen
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When reading this financial crime (fiction) I was impressed by the story’s decent evolution. The characters are realistic and believable with all their flaws. The story is subtly written, making it difficult to put the book away. I had to, several times and – it was hard.

Walter Danley (http://walterdanley.com/) took 20 years to write The Tipping Point, recreating experiences made during his career in commercial real estate. Firm, characters, conflicts, murder, greed, etc. are completely fictiona
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Allison Kohn
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tipping Point by Walter Delaney is a thrilling mystery about, in his words, a serial killer after Cap Vest partners, drug abuse on the board, and millions dollars of stolen from them that they are going to have to try to keep SEC from finding out about to avert the pending crisis it would cause. add a little romance and you have an intense, time consuming five star read.
InD'tale Magazine
3.5/5.0

“The Tipping Point” is a suspense thriller that takes a ride with corporate America and carries readers through the trials of a large commercial real estate firm with many partners.

Read full review in the 2015 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Sue Brozowsky
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading The Tipping Point. It grabbed me in the very first chapter and then I didn't want to put it down. It kept me guessing throughout, and that is what makes a murder mystery worth reading. The characters were introduced in such a way as to make them very believable, as was the story. A job well done by a first time author. I look forward to the next Danley novel.
Donalie Beltran
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
This is a wonderful book of greed and murder. Follow as partners fight against partners until the truth comes out. Highly recommend!
Mel
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sorry not my kind of story

Sorry not my kind of book, they is no mystery from my part. I believe that some like this kind of story, nothing wrong about that. But for me I found it very slow and boring they is nothing that exciting me. I really tried time it but I stopped at 30% I felt asleep and normally I can't stop reading when it's good. Sorry for the not so good review.
Maria
May 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not Good

No connection with the characters. This novel wavered between first, second, and third person. Nothing grabbed me to keep my interest.
Julie Williams
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

The story was very well written. I got a little lost in the legalize but not enough to stop enjoying the story.
Connie Willett
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Read

I chose a 4 for this book because I enjoyed the book. I didn't like all the running around in this story.
Lucia C. Smolski
Great read

The book kept the suspense up til the last page. It was a believable story and worth the read i would recommend this book to friends
Al
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, read-2013
As I was nearing the end of The Tipping Point and considering what my final verdict was going to be, I thought the answer was clear. It was an okay story with a lot of problems in execution. Then while reading the acknowledgements I read a section that for lack of a better word I’ll call a disclaimer. It said:

"If you found errors of fact or location, I would like to hear about them. As for any errors you might imagine in spelling, punctuation or capitalization, please accept this as the variance
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Tony Parsons
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2/1978, Garth Wainwright (Director, CapVest, former US Navy) left Playa Del Ray (LA) headed for Aspen CO., to go skiing.
Lacey Kincaid (Garth’s G/F, in house CapVest attorney, former AD/A, Garth’s lover), & Sonja Burke (wife) were going along also.
Lacey Geambol Swartz (Bavaria) was Thomas K. Burke (CEO, CapVest Corp., Belleview, WA., Garth’s business partner) outside Attorney.
Deputy McCoy & Deputy Sanderson had informed the group Thomas had a skiing accident & died. Or did he?

His
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March McCarron
The Tipping Point is a story of corporate intrigue, drug abuse, and murder.

I had a hard time following the novel, especially in the beginning. The POV switches from third person to first person, and then from one character to another, and then back to third person again, making it extremely difficult to keep track of whose head I'm in. It took a while for me to identify the protagonist; the beginning jumps around so much and introduces so many characters that I felt rather disconnected and conf
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Ella Drayton
A great read packed full of action and adventure. A who-dun-it filled with a little romance, too! Walter Danley delivers a little something for everyone in his novel The Tipping Point. When a partner in Garth's company, CapVest, dies the police declared it an accident. Garth suspects it was something else.

He and another partner are trying to prove that something underhanded is going on in the company and he begins his own investigation, uncovering lies, deceit, scandal, and fraud. The closer he
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The firm, characters, conflicts, conspiracy and murders in the story never happened, but the fraud, sex, and partner greed where significant elements of the multi-billion dollar real estate syndication business of the 70s and 80s. Critics say if you lik
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