Aug. 29, 2017

Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson

*****5 stars

Flabbergasted!

Todd Johnson is another author I have added to my legal thriller authors to read. He has been compared to John Grisham. The plot of Fatal Trust starts out slowly, as the background and players are all laid out. Ian Wells is hired to check into the backgrounds of several disparate people before a trust fund is distributed. Like the old saying about the family tree, though, "Sometimes things are best left alone. You may discover things you'd wished you'd hadn't!" By about half-way through the book, I was very glad I had stuck with it. The excitement is of the dark,scary kind. But the kind that compells your eyes to move across the page faster and faster, as if you, the reader, can avert some disaster if you complete the novel quickly enough. Loved the ending. Flabbergasted. Which, in book reader's language, means the characters stay with me for an extended time, as I mull over events to see if there is some other way to reach a reasonable conclusion. I reckon I was well-drawn into the story, and if you like legal thrillers, I highly recommend this one of Todd Johnson's. I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, which in no way affected my opinions, freely offered, and for which I am solely responsible.