Jul 10, 2012

Book Review: The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson

Excerpt: Erin stood and reached to close the box lid--then stopped. In the bottom of the box was a single rectangular piece of paper she had missed.

It was not much bigger than a movie ticket. She removed it and held it to the light. It was a printed form with faded purple type across the center. She leaned closer to read it.

It was a bank deposit slip drawn on the Ashley State Bank. The colored machine-print lettering was faded, but legible. The top line was a deposit date of February 10, 2008, a little over three years before. The second line appeared to be an account number.

Printed at the bottom of the form was a deposit total. Erin read the number again and again--then realized that she had sat down once more.

The deposit total was 10.3 million dollars. The Deposit Slip, pg 9-10.

Back Cover: $10,000,000 Is Missing.

Erin Larson is running out of options. In the wake of her father's death, she found a slim piece of paper--a deposit slip--with an unbelievable amount on it. Only the bank claims they have no record of the money, and trying to hire a lawyer has brought only intimidation and threats. Erin's last chance is Jared Neaton.

How Far Will One Lawyer Go to Find the Money?

When Jared wearied of the shady ethics of his big law firm and started his own, he never expected the wheels to fly off so quickly. One big loss has pushed him to the brink, and it's all he can do to scrape by.

And How Far Will Someone Go to Stop Him?

He's not sure if Erin's case is worth the risk, but if the money is real, all his problems could vanish. When digging deeper unleashes something far more dangerous than just threats, both Jared and Erin must decide the cost they're willing to pay to discover the truth.

My Review: Amazing debut novel that you don't want to miss. Johnson's gives us strong characters, dynamic plot, and a mystery that must be solved before it is too late. A real page turner. I can't wait to see what else this author is going to give us in the future.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to lovers of legal fiction and fans of Randy Singer.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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