Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review: Suspicion by Joseph Finder

When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one to turn to for financial support. 

In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny’s situation and out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter’s tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money, promising to pay Galvin back. 

What transpires is something Danny never imagined. The moment the money is wired into his account, the DEA comes knocking on his door. Danny’s impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money that he can’t afford to fight in court, or an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment helping the government get close to his new family friend. 

As Danny begins to lie to everyone in his life, including those he loves most in the world, he must decide once and for all who the real enemy is or risk losing everything—and everyone—that matters to him.

Received for review.

I love a good suspense story and this was not only good but awesome!  It was smart and fast paced and incredibly readable.  There were so many twists and turns that I was sure at points that I'd never have a clue what was going on but it all came together beautifully in the end.  And what an ending!  I so did not see that coming at all!

Danny was quite realistic and relatively easy to identify with.  He's just a standard upper middle class guy who waned to give his daughter the best education and keep her safe.  His daughter, Abby, was significantly less likable.  Danny's relationship with Galvin had me nervous and wondering just how much Galvin knew the whole time I was reading the book.

This excellent, suspense filled read by a very talented author makes for great reading on and off the beach this summer.  I certainly highly recommend it.

★★★★ = Really Liked It

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Jeffs1121 said...

I read it the day it came out...couldn't put it down. Finder's best work thus far.

Ryan said...

Sounds good, and even though I'm not normally a suspense/thriller fan, but I may like this one.

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