Monday, July 27, 2015

[Review] The Fixer by Joseph Finder

The Fixer by Joseph Finder
Publisher: Dutton
Publishing Date: June 9, 2015
406 Pages
Format: paperback, ARC
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Goodreads rating: 4.5 stars


New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers his next breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep, and the danger of their discovery.

When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancĂ©e, and apartment, his only option is to move back into — and renovate — the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home.

As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery — millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It’s enough money to completely transform Rick’s life — and everything he thought he knew about his father. Yet the more of his father’s hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father — a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself for almost 20 years — will save Rick... if he can survive long enough to do it.

My Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Before I started blogging, I had never heard of Joseph Finder or his novels. Now, he's becoming one of my favorite authors. Everything I've picked up by him have been wonderful reads. They're fast-paced, complex, and keep you guessing. This surely won't be the last book by Finder that I pick up. 

Rick Hoffman finds millions of dollars in his father's home when he begins to renovate it. Then he does what I think a lot of people would do, spends a ton of money on silly things like clothing and fancy dinners, all while trying to impress a girl. However, he soon realizes that this money wasn't just left for him, and someone wants it back. His life is now in danger and he must try to figure out where it came from and who's trying to kill him. He uses his skills as a former investigative reporter to figure out just what his father was up to and why he had all of this money. Rick learns things about his father that he never knew before, things that aren't always good. But Rick knows he needs to keep digging for the truth, even if it means it could kill him. 

I love how Finder wrote this book and really enjoyed the characters. I thought the story was pretty complex and I couldn't stop turning the pages to find out what was happening. I never really figure out what was going to happen until the very end. I had suspicions about some characters and didn't trust a few of them throughout the story. But sometimes I would be surprised and they were good people; other times I was surprised that they weren't. All in all, this was a good book and I'm thankful that I was given the opportunity to read and review this one. I can't wait to read more of what Finder has in store for his fans. I'm sure I won't be disappointed! 

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