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Suspicion by Joseph Finder

11 May
Suspicion by Joseph Finder

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Review repost

I had the pleasure of reviewing this books several months ago. I am reposting the review today because Suspicion has been nominated for the 2015 Barry Award for BEST Thriller. And Suspicion has been nominated for the coveted 2015 Thriller Award for BEST Hardcover Novel. CONGRATULATIONS!

Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder is the Van Goh of suspense/thriller fiction. His characters are drawn with depth, clarity and broad strokes of believability. The descriptive scenery paints a picture in the readers mind that grows, changes and is often destroyed by in your face action that leaves you breathless. With a master craftsman eye for detail Finder weaves heart pounding suspense with vulnerable protagonists taking his writing to another level…an emotional level, where readers feel emotionally invested in the fictional outcome. Finder must have locked himself away on a dessert island with all the comforts of home, but no distractions – because Suspicion is his best book to date. (And that’s saying a lot, because his books are always good.)

*Danny Goodman is a good guy…a widower, single father, down on his luck, and desperate to find a way to pay his daughters expensive tuition, when his prayers are answered…by Thomas Galvin. Galvin is richy rich, his daughter’s best friends’ father, and Goodman’s ‘guardian angel?’ Not really. Because no sooner does Goodman accept Galvin’s gracious loan, the DEA is knocking on his door with another offer – go undercover, collect incriminating information on Galvin or be prosecuted and be a target of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel. His options eliminated, Goodman agrees, adding government spy to his resume’. This is where Finder shines – taking a simple base story and warping it into an intense race for good to win out over evil. The chase takes Goodman from local coffee shops to the ski slopes of Aspen and every step of the way is laced with clues, near misses, and heart pounding action – building towards the day of reckoning. Joseph Finder weaves characters that could easily be your neighbor or uncle into the horrific world of the Sinaola Drug Cartel in such a way it feels as if you are listening to a loved one tell you this unbelievable story. Suspicion is a good book that entertains, holds your interest and gives you a 500 page vaca from life. Exactly what a really good book is supposed to do!

Happy Reading!
RJ

Joseph Finder


Full list of 2015 Barry Award Nominees:

Best Novel 
THE MARCO EFFECT, Jussi Adler-Olsen
THE REST IS SILENCE, James R. Benn
HOLLOW GIRL, Reed Farrel Coleman
PROVIDENCE RAG, Bruce DeSilva
NATCHEZ BURNING, Greg Iles
STRANGE SHORES, Arnaldur Indridason

Best First Novel 
NIGHT HERON, Adam Brookes
ICE SHEAR, M. P. Cooley
INVISIBLE CITY, Julia Dahl
DEAR DAUGHTER, Elizabeth Little
THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD, Laura McHugh
SHE’S LEAVING HOME, William Shaw

Best Paperback Original 
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR, Joel Dicker
THE LIFE WE BURY, Allen Eskens
THE KILLER NEXT DOOR, Alex Marwood
PRESENT DARKNESS, Malla Nunn
THE BLACK HOUR, Lori Rader-Day
ELEVEN DAYS, Stav Sherez

Best Thriller 
SUSPICION, Joe Finder
THE WATER RAT OF WANCHAI, Ian Hamilton
AN OFFICER AND A SPY, Robert Harris
I AM PILGRIM, Terry Hayes
THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, Michael Koryta
HOUSE RECKONING, Mike Lawson


The 2015 Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel

The Fever, Megan Abbott
Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes
Natchez Burning, Greg Isles
That Night, Chevy Stevens



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    Paperback:
    496 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (April 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045147256X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451472564
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