SUSPICION by Joseph Finder gets my vote for novel of the
year! I truly love how he can take me into the life of the
character, Daniel Goodman and feel every intense moment he
felt. You can almost feel your pulse rate go up during the
Daniel Goodman is a writer and single devoted father of a
teenage daughter Abby who attends an all girl private
school. In the mix of slowly working on his latest book, he
runs into money problems and does not have enough to pay for
his daughter's tuition. Then along comes Thomas Galvin the
father of his daughter's best friend. Galvin pays for not
only the Italy trip for Abby so she can go with his daughter
on the trip but also gives Goodman $50,000. Goodman takes it
as a loan and promises to pay it back even though a part of
him feels uneasy about it.
Then Daniel Goodman's life is turned upside down after the
money has been wired into his account. He is approached by
the DEA and is accused of accepting drug money and now has a
choice to make. Work with the DEA as their snitch or be
indicted for accepting drug money. Goodman has to decide to
either betray a friend or save his own neck.
As I read SUSPICION, the intense suspense had me to the
point of holding my own breath. During a novel the author's
purpose is for you to feel some of what the character is
going through and that I did. I was ready to jump out of my
seat with anxiety, during Goodman's intense situations.
That, in my opinion, is when you know you have a splendid
author. Joseph Finder's SUSPICION is a remarkable novel I
hope to see turned into a movie someday. SUSPICION is an
amazing novel by Joseph Finder!
When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself
unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter
adores, he has no one to turn to for financial support.
In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets
Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend,
who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston.
Galvin is aware of Danny’s situation and out of the blue
offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter’s
tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money,
promising to pay Galvin back.
What transpires is something Danny never imagined. The
moment the money is wired into his account, the DEA comes
knocking on his door. Danny’s impossible choice: an
indictment for accepting drug money that he can’t afford to
fight in court, or an unthinkably treacherous undercover
assignment helping the government get close to his new
As Danny begins to lie to everyone in his life, including
those he loves most in the world, he must decide once and
for all who the real enemy is or risk losing everything—and
everyone—that matters to him.