Review: The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson
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.
This book reminded me of the John Grisham books of the mid-to-late 90s. Legal drama with just a smidge of unresolved romance [which leads me to hope this is a series starring Jared and Erin solving other cases].
The twists were well-designed. I was kept guessing. I did guess a few of the turns the storyline took but others caught me by surprise [as they were designed to do]. The legalities weren’t so tricky or convoluted I couldn’t follow them, but complicated enough for the hero/heroine to have a hard time.
Overall, I enjoyed the book very much. Just like a good John Grisham book and I hope there will be more in the future.
Overall rating: 8 out of 10