Meet forensic accountant Sam Halloran in this gripping financial thriller reviewers are calling “fresh,” “non stop listening,” “captivating,” and “inspiring.”
Sam is ambitious, a bit desperate, and running from an ugly, anxiety-filled past. He’s got a family to support and everything hinges on this job as a newly minted auditor. But when he gets assigned to his first public company audit, he discovers something no one else did. Fraud… massive fraud! That’s when the walls start to close in.
Suddenly, average-joe-Sam becomes modern-day David, up against an unforeseen giant that could crush him in an instant. He’ll remind you a lot of Mitch McDeere in John Grisham‘s pioneering legal thriller, The Firm, a guy in so deep, so suddenly, he hasn’t yet checked the exits. And now it’s too late to run.
Sam sees he’s one of an army of young, far from savvy auditors paid to keep their heads down and not get too curious. But the enormous fraud he thinks he’s discovered just can’t be overlooked. Unfortunately, the company is on to him.
One of the great satisfactions of this book comes from accompanying Sam on his journey from troubled young man to potential victim to…well, anyone’s guess. And Golden, a real-life forensic accounting investigator, doesn’t disappoint. The first in a new series, Sunday Night Fears is as much psychological thriller as financial mystery that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats as they root for Sam’s success, then his safety, and when it comes right down to it, his soul. Because this audit has the potential to change him forever – in good, bad, or even fatal ways.
Fans of financial fraud movies like The Big Short and Ben Affleck’s The Accountant will have a fine time shivering at Sam’s struggles and cheering him on. But they won’t expect the ending. Even after the shocking denouement, Golden has another card up his sleeve, guaranteed to stun even the most sophisticated.