A Deadly Business – Lis Wiehl & April Henry

About this Book

A prosecutor of violent criminals. A detective on a dangerous beat. When these two pros take on an off-the-books case, the line between professional and personal becomes perilously blurred.

When a twenty-two-year-old convict walks into the courtroom, his eyes confirm what Mia Quinn already guesses: he blames her for his conviction. In seconds, he knocks her to the ground and holds a razor blade to her throat. While she manages to escape without injury, it’s just one more reminder that Mia’s job prosecuting Seattle’s s most dangerous criminals is far from low risk.

As a single mom, the last thing Mia wants is for her work to follow her home or discover that it already has.

Now Detective Charlie Carlson is suggesting the very thing Mia doesn’t want to believe—that her accountant husband’s deadly car accident was no accident at all. When Mia and Charlie encounter resistance to reopening the case, they take the investigation into their own hands. And they find much more than they bargained for.

Was Mia’s husband more than an accountant . . . and less than an honest man? As the truth becomes more shocking and the case grows more complex, her husband’s killers take note of Mia . . . and her children. How far will this prosecutor go to learn the truth about her husband—and how far will she have to go to protect her family?


 

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My Review

Once again Lis Wiehl gives a fast-paced action packed thriller. Mia Quinn is attacked by a defendant, handed a high profile case involving juveniles, and a break in at her home while her children are home. When she thinks it can’t get much worse Detective Charlie Carlson drops another bomb in her life. He has reason to believe her husband’s death was not an accident.

I really like Mia. She’s smart, hard working, and caring parent. Yet she is struggling with life as a widow and there are many times she just doesn’t know how she will handle the next day. Detective Charlie Carlson is a great counterpart for Mia. He’s the brawn to her brains, but he’s no dummy. It’s also fun to watch the interaction between Charlie and Mia’s fellow teacher, Eli.

The story captured me from the opening pages and never slowed down. The author did a great job of giving subtle clues but also some misdirection that kept me guessing. I’m looking forward to seeing what is next for Mia, Charlie, and Eli.

Even though this a book 2 in a series, I think you could read it without reading book one and not feel lost. Of course, I’m a big fan of reading a series in order.

Disclaimer: Thomas Nelson provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

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A Triple Threat


The East Salem Trilogy

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