Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fatal Trust - a book you don't want to miss

There are very few books that capture me in the first few paragraphs. "Fatal Trust" by Todd M. Johnson was one of those books.

I had not planned to start this book right away, but I picked it up one evening, and after reading the first few pages, I couldn't put it down.

Ian Wells is a young lawyer, making his way trying to build his law practice. A law practice that was once in his father's hands. After his father's untimely death Ian steps in, straight out of law school, and tries to revamp the type of law his father's office represented. Caring for his widowed mother, who now has Alzheimer's, Ian finds that the bills keep mounting.

When Ian accepts a client who offers him a large payout from distributing a trust, Ian feels this was too good to be true. Before long Ian finds this simple trust is steeped in a mystery that brings back faded memories from his own past. A mystery that may be linked with one of the greatest unsolved crimes in Minnesota history. Will this simple job cost him his career? His life?

Without giving the plot away, I have to share this was one of the best mysteries I've read in a very long time. Todd Johnson, himself a seasoned trail lawyer, kept me on my toes with his excellent writing. I would rate this book a 5+ for content and exceptional writing.

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.


Quiltblocksandmore said...

I've been wanting to read a good mystery. Thanks for sharing.

Allie-oops Designs said...

I'm always looking for new authors - the one thing that will make me stop reading a book is if they take the Lord's name in vain. And it seems like they all do. Does this one? If not, I'll check it out!