The Deposit Slip (Guest Posting)

Title:  The Deposit Slip
Author:  Todd M. Johnson
Pages:  242
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
                Do you like legal thrillers?  Suspense?  Mystery and intrigue?  If so, you’re going to definitely want to read The Deposit Slip.  Todd M. Johnson has written a fantastic, gripping story that will keep you engaged from start to finish.
                Jared Neaton is on the verge of losing everything.  He has just lost a huge case in which he invested untold hours, but also all of his savings.  His credit cards are maxed out and he was barely able to pay his assistant’s most recent paycheck.  His bills for his office and home are piling up and overdue.  What is he going to do?  He was a member of a successful law practice until about two years ago when he started up his own practice.  He receives a call from his mentor with an interesting case.  He meets with his mentor, gets information on the case, and begins investigating to decide if he will take the case or not.  Unexpectedly, he is forced to make a quick decision about whether or not to take the case.  He knows that if he loses this case, his practice is done for.  Another thing complicating the issue is that the case takes place in his home town where his father still lives.  He and his father have a strained relationship due to his father being an ex-con.  Can Jared work in close proximity with his father or will the harsh memories of Jared’s past treatment keep him from taking the case?  Why does his father remain in a town with so many bad memories?  Can Jared forgive his father for his mistake?
                Erin Larson hasn’t been home in years.  She grew up on the farm, but was often lonely as a child.  Her mother died when she was young, so it was just her father and herself.  She was able to move in with an aunt to finish high school in the city and never looked back.  She maintained contact with her father, but remained living in the city.  Her father is killed in a car accident and she moves home to settle his estate.  When she goes through his safety deposit box, she finds a deposit slip for over 10 million dollars.  However, he lived mostly in debt, so is this deposit slip legitimate?  She presents it to the bank and they claim they have no record of the deposit.  Erin pursues things, finally having to get a lawyer involved.  The bank has a big-time legal firm that gets involved for them and begins to pressure Erin’s lawyer until he is forced to drop the case.  What is Erin to do now?  She must find another lawyer in a very short amount of time or the case will be dismissed.
                This is an excellent book.  I read it in a day because it was so absorbing I couldn’t put it down!  I’m looking forward to more books by this author and highly recommend this one.
                My rating is 5 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at

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