‘Judgment’ is coming; Joseph Finder’s Next Thriller Set for January 2019 Release

Early Thursday morning, New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder sent out a newsletter to his readers with the details about his next thriller, Judgment, which is scheduled to come out on January 29th, 2019. 

The move to winter 2019 marks a shift in Finder’s release schedule, as his books typically come out in summer — including last year’s critically acclaimed (and incredibly timely) thriller, The Switch. That also means he won’t have a new book out this year, though The Switch is due out in paperback on May 29th. 


JudgmentNew York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with a suspenseful and explosive new thriller about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her—and her family’s—undoing.

It was nothing more than a one-night stand. Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal court, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel she meets a gentle, vulnerable man, and in a moment of weakness has an unforgettable night with him. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again.

But back home in Boston, it becomes clear that this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she’s presiding over—a sex-discrimination case that’s received national attention. And Juliana discovers that she’s been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down. Her career, her family, and then her life are on the line.

And turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are.



Read Finder’s full newsletter here, which has even more information about Judgment, plus an update on the Suspicion television show, based on Finder’s book with the same name.

If you’re not already signed up for Finder’s newsletter, make sure to visit his official website, and that you’re following him on Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime, Judgment is currently available for pre-order wherever books are sold. 


Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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