Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Deposit Slip

In “The Deposit Slip” by Todd M. Johnson we meet Erin Larson. Erin has recently lost her father and is close to losing the family farm. When Erin goes to the bank to clean out her father’s safety deposit box she finds a deposit slip. The deposit slip is for ten million dollars. Erin knows her father did not have that kind of money and the bank has no record of the deposit being made. When she hires a lawyer to investigate, threats are made against her. Finally one lawyer decides to take a chance on the case. Jared Neaton left a big firm to go out on his own. The problem is he gambled on a big case and is now barely paying the bills. He is reluctant to take Erin’s case for two reasons. One is that he’s not sure he will win and if he does not he will not have any money left. The second is that the bank is in the town he grew up in. Jared, Erin and Jared’s assistant, Jessie, investigate the case and soon realize that there is a cover up at the bank and also at the law firm Jared used to work for. Where did the money come from? Where did it go? Who is covering it up?

This was an amazing first book for Todd Johnson. He hooked me from the beginning and I was not able to put it down. While I was able to figure some things out the book did keep me guessing and kept me interested until the last page. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of legal suspense. I will definitely be reading more books from him in the future. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.

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