The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson ISBN 978-0-7642-0986-4 Bethany House
Monday, July 15, 2013
Put yourself in Erin Larson’s place. What would you do if you found a deposit slip for $10.3 million in your deceased father’s safety deposit box? Mr. Larson had not lived the life of a millionaire. The bank denies any knowledge of the deposit. Seeking answers as to the whereabouts of the money she tries to hire an attorney, but this brings “intimidation and threats”. The Deposit Slip, a legal thriller by Todd M. Johnson, is the story of what happens when Jared Neaton agrees to take the case.
Jared had left the large law firm that represents Erin’s father’s bank. He had opened his own practice and was struggling financially. His old mentor referred the case to him asking only for a referral fee if Jared actually found the money. Erin could not provide any money up front and taking this case was financially risky, but if he wins his financial worries are over. Another coincidence was that Jared had grown up in the same town where Mr. Larson had lived and banked. Jared’s memories of his hometown were overshadowed by his father’s crime and the fact that his father still lives there, but he is forced to return in order to prepare for a trial. Jared’s search for the truth about the money becomes dangerous and is filled with twists and turns. Jared finds more than even he bargained for.
The author brings to the reader a finely crafted story. There is natural dialogue between the well developed and interesting characters. The story includes conflict, tension and surprise which make this a fast moving book. In my opinion, this is a book worth reading.
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers