Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl

Book Description

When life is murder, who can you trust?

One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office. The next minute there’s a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as her colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death.

Mia’s a natural for heading up the murder investigation, but these days she has all she can do to hold her life together. As a new widow with a pile of debts, a troubled teenaged son, and a four-year-old who wakes up screaming at night, she needs more time with her family, not less—and working Colleen’s case will be especially demanding. But Colleen was her friend, and she needs to keep her job. So she reluctantly teams up with detective Charlie Carlson to investigate Colleen’s death. But the deeper they dig, the more complications unfold—even the unsettling possibility that someone may be coming after her.

Lis Wiehl’s signature plot twists and relatable characters shine in this absorbing series debut . . . with an intriguing cameo from her best-selling Triple Threat series.

My Thoughts:
This was a great mystery.  Mia is recently widowed, back to prosecuting and trying to keep up with her home-life complete with two kids.  Her husband's death left her with a mountain of debt.  Hearing a friend being murdered over the phone is terrible and Mia is heading the investigation to solve the murder.  She is teamed with detective Charlie Carlson.  They dig into the murder and find more than they'd ever imagined.
I really liked Mia.  She is one determined woman.  Juggling all she has, kids (traumatized as they are), stressful work environment and so much death is a LOT to deal with and she makes her way through it.  The author does talk about some rather touchy subjects like bullying, debt, failings of the judicial system...none of them are easy topics and the author does a great job with them.
I rate this a 4/5.  I loved the mystery and can't wait to read another!
Thank you to Booksneeze for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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