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Suspicion Hardcover – Print, May 27, 2014
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"A can't-miss thriller...Suspicion is arguably Joseph Finder's best novel to date, and he's one of the best thriller writers in the business. He's a master at making the reader feel every emotion, jump at every shock and squirm with every twist that Danny must overcome.” —Associated Press
"[Suspicion] sets the suspense level to a pitch that will keep even the coolest readers sweating."—The Boston Globe
“Lock yourself in a room with Suspicion and don’t come out until you’ve read every last word. Completely original, emotionally satisfying, expertly twisted, and genuinely entertaining. Suspicion is the thriller to read this year. I loved it.”
“Joseph Finder has always been out there on the front edge of things. With Suspicion he does it again, giving us a novel that is as timely and cognizant of contemporary society as it is a startling seat of the pants thrill ride. In Finder's hands one man's fight for survival becomes an everyman's journey to the light.”
“Suspicion is Joseph Finder at the absolute top of his form: a heart-pounding, sweaty-palmed, utterly terrifying ride.”
"Is this Joseph Finder's best thriller yet? It gets my vote. So many twists and shocks. It kept me reading all night."
"Finder fans as well as devotees of action-packed suspense have a great read ahead. The taut pacing, staccato chapters, and ingenious plot, especially Finder's characteristically creative use of digital surveillance techniques, guarantees a literary thrill ride."
—Library Journal, starred review
"There are many authors who take a reader 'slowly into that good night.' However, the real genius knows how to create the ultimate lead-in. They are the wordsmiths who can, in one page or one paragraph, grab the reader's attention and never let go...A true genius wordsmith, this is one author who has created solid suspense gold."
"[A] lean, crisp thriller—a zipping Jaguar of a ride...The plot turns—three major ones—are as shocking as they are believable...his spare, laminated style is several cuts above that of most thrillers." —Publishers Weekly
"Thriller veteran Finder merits applause for this streamlined story made believable by Danny's everyman character; readers will find his palpable guilt and fear instantly relatable." - Booklist
"Full of intriguing characters, squirmy, fast-paced action and a nifty, convoluted plot, Finder's latest is a real keeper. It's likely to keep you flipping pages until you reach the final, unexpected conclusion." - Lansing State Journal
PRAISE FOR JOSEPH FINDER AND PREVIOUS NOVELS
“A master of the modern thriller.”
—The Boston Globe
“Getting a grip on the modern corporate world has always been more difficult for fiction writers. I think Joe Finder does it better than anyone.”
—Malcolm Gladwell on Killer Instinct
“Jet-propelled . . . this twisting, stealthily plotted story . . . weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web . . . [with a] killer twist for the end.”
—The New York Times on Paranoia
“Last year belonged to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code . . . this year’s first contender for Page-turner of the Year is Joseph Finder’s Paranoia.”
“Exciting . . . deliciously absorbing . . . full of hairpin turns.”
—The Washington Post on High Crimes
"A powerhouse tale."
- Chicago Tribune on High Crimes
Top Customer Reviews
A number of plot twists ensue after the premise is established. The twists are not entirely unexpected, which is a bit disappointing, but they are well executed. Unlike so many modern thriller writers, Joseph Finder tells a plausible story. Galvin and Goodman are both likable characters. Finder manages to make the reader root for both of them, even though they are often at odds and despite Goodman's less than admirable employment. If you're looking for villains to dislike, Finder provides plenty of ruthless characters to fill that role. One of them (the "angel of death") is a stereotype of sinister villains, although Finder does make an effort to make him an interesting killer.
Suspicion incorporates the usual tricks of suspense creation.Read more ›
My review of Mr. Finder’s “Suspicion” will be very short. Why? Because it was a very good book.
This is only the 2nd book by Mr. Finder I’ve read. The first one, Killer Instinct, was also an excellent book. Apparently, based on other reviews, “Suspicion” is a bit of a departure. It seems that the author usually writes books that can be considered ‘office suspense.’ This novel was different from the author’s usual forte—but WOW.
The book has numerous twists and turns. Every time you think you know where it’s heading, the author pulls the rug out from under you and takes you in a different direction.
It’s one of those novels where the protagonist, Danny Goodman, continually tried to do the right thing but gets deeper and deeper into trouble. Just when you think things can’t possibly get any worse, they do.
The novel started out great and never let up.
If you enjoy well-written books with plot twists and unexpected turns, do yourself a favor. There’s nothing suspicious about Suspicion. It’s a wonderful novel
Thomas Galvin just wants to be friends. After all, their daughters have become inseparable so what's a "loan" between friends, right? The twists and turns begin as Danny Goodman (the writer who is financially in tough times) finds out that the loan has a few issues and those issues are going to cost him dearly.
The problem with this book? I did not want to put it down. :-)
The book moved quickly and the tensions rise as Goodman has to deal with all sorts of people and agencies as he gets deeper into trouble. I loved the book and the twists and turns kept me interested from page one until the last sentence. Thank you, Mr. Finder. Five stars.
Danny Goodman is writing a biography of Jay Gould, the archetypal 19th century Robber Baron, when he crosses paths with Tom Galvin, an extremely wealthy investment manager, at the snotty private school where their 16-year-old daughters have struck up a close friendship. Danny is in deep trouble financially — between book advances, as it were — but finds a white knight in Tom, who befriends him. The two are both sons of blue-collar families and hit it off. Acting out of friendship, Tom loans Danny a large sum to bail him out.
Then the trouble starts. Big trouble. Life-threatening Big Trouble involving not one but two Mexican drug cartels. With taut prose, the increasingly complex plot of Suspicion steadily unwinds, building to a crescendo.
Joseph Finder is no stranger to thrilling tales of suspense. However, unlike so many of his peers in the field, his writing is not formulaic. A few of his books feature a stock hero, Nick Heller, but most are standalone tales built around their own complex logic. Finder has discovered high drama in industrial espionage, international finance, terrorism, and war in Central America.
I’ve read and reviewed a number of Finder’s other books, including Buried Secrets, The Zero Hour, and High Crimes. Every one of these novels is a fine example of the genre.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
wow great read couldn't put it down real thriller in the Finder tradition...Published 9 hours ago by L. Bubb
This book begins innocuously with the main character trying to stay on an even keel for himself and his youngish daughter because the child's mother (and the love of her husband)... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Louisa Livingston
We came to an interesting self-observation when finishing this recent suspense thriller – just our second by author Finder, the other read several years ago. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jerry Bull