Monday, July 9, 2012

The Deposit Slip



$10,000,000 Is Missing.

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.

My Review:

A young Perry Mason or Ben Matlock came to mind as I read The Deposit Slip. It has the same intrinsic legal details (though they don't overpower the story so are easy for a layperson like myself to understand) and Johnson really knows how to build dramatic tension as he slowly reveals clues as the case progresses. In fact by mid-point in my read I'd reached that familiar 'really-good-suspense-phenomena' that has me alternately wanting to skip ahead to find out what happens, throw the book across the room because the bad guys are soooooooo nefarious or just give up reading altogether and make up my own ending. LOL. Honestly, my heart was just racing at the end.

 Johnson's thirty years as an attorney brings the courtroom battle to life in a way no amount of lay research could. Drawing on that knowledge he has created a compelling debut novel with enough twists and turns to keep his readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Deposit Slip, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 15 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Wow, Kav...this sounds like a novel i HAVE to have, since you wrote such a great review! Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. I second your review, Kav. Though this is a debut work, Todd Johnson is already on par with Randy Singer when it comes to legal CBA fiction. I highly recommend it. The author's from my area (Twin Cities, MN) & sets the story here, which made the book even more interesting for me.

    Don't need to enter me--already got my copy. :)

    (FYI - My review of THE DEPOSIT SLIP:

  3. Yes I would agree too...wonderful interview...and I would love the chance to win a copy of Todd M. Johnson's new book.....'The Deposit Slip'....sounds like a great mystery book....I have shared on facebook and twitter.....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

  4. I've always enjoyed Perry Mason and Matlock so I know I'd like this! Thanks!

  5. I enjoy reading legal thrillers; this sounds like one I'd really like to read. Thanks for giving away a copy of The Deposit Slip.


  6. Great review! I really want to read this book. I love hearing about new authors and especially when the book sounds this great! I thank you for the opportunity of the giveaway!


  7. I've been watching for The Deposit Slip to come out, it sounds terrific. Add me to the drawing please! Thanks, Kav.
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  8. Oh my goodness! There's nothing so good as a great court-room drama! This one sounds like an all 'round thriller.
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  9. This would be a new genre for me but it sounds really great!


  10. Good luck Merry, Teddy and Liz!

  11. i'm interested in this novel...thanks for the chance to read it, kav

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  12. This is a new author and book to me! I'd love to be entered- cbus.blogger at gmail dot com