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Fatal Trust {A Book Review}

**Book received for review. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

If you've been following and reading my book reviews for very long, chances are you've noticed that my genre of choice is Christian nonfiction. It's honestly my most reach for subject. Still, sometimes I like to mix it up a little with some fiction thrown in there. And for that nothing can beat a great mystery- a thriller that will have you anxiously flipping each page wondering what was going to happen next!

Do you love a good mystery too? Today I have just the book for you. Todd M. Johnson's Fatal Trust:

A Simple Job. An Unbelievable Payout. But in Risking It All On Blind Trust, He May Just Lose Everything . . .

Ian Wells is a young, ambitious Minneapolis attorney struggling to build up a law practice while caring for a mother with Alzheimer's. As the stress and bills mount, Ian is nearing the breaking point when everything changes with a single new case. All Ian must do, the client demands, is judge whether three men qualify for nine million dollars of trust funds soon to be paid out by determining whether they've been involved in any criminal activity for the past twenty years. Ian's fee for a week's work: the unfathomable sum of two hundred thousand dollars.

The job seems too good to be true, and Ian wants to turn the offer down, but his needs weigh more heavily. He warily accepts the job--but is quickly dragged deep into a mystery linking the trust money to an illegal enterprise dating back to Prohibition and the greatest unsolved crime in Minnesota history. Ian soon finds himself the target of a swiftly tightening criminal investigation--realizing too late that this so-called simple job has spun out of control and now threatens his career, his future, and his life.

Now, I must be a little honest, when I first started reading, it took me a little while to get into this one. I'm not sure if it was just my mood, the kids distracting me, or if it truly was just the book itself, but after a few chapters I was just about ready to give it up. I just couldn't get drawn into the characters as I could with other books. Still, I gave it a chance and read on and after a few more chapters I did find myself drawn deeper and deeper into the story and wanting to know what happened next. So, if you find yourself in the same boat... give it a chance, keep on reading... you'll be happy you did!

I don't want to give too much away, but this truly was a great read. If you love reading legal drama or watching shows like Law & Order and the like... well, chances are it's going to be right up your alley! It's thrilling, it's suspenseful, and it truly is a great story. If you're looking to mix up your reading routine, this is definitely one book worth checking out.

Fatal Trust is available to purchase now at your favorite book retailers.


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