A Matter of Trust (A Mia Quinn Mystery) Lis Wiehl


About this Book

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.

  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159554903X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595549037
  • Author’s Website: http://www.liswiehlbooks.com/

My Review

The author grabbed my attention from the opening paragraphs. As Mia talked with her friend, Colleen, we get a glimpse of the thoughts of the killer as “the director” plans the perfect moment to make the kill.  I enjoyed the fact that the author let us try and figure out who the killer was along with her and Charlie Carlson, the homicide detective assigned to the case. The author tells this story from several points of view that added to the mystery of who the killer was.

The author did a great job with these characters. I liked the realness of Mia as a recent widow struggling to juggle work and her family. She is a by the book district attorney while her counterpart, homicide detective Charlie Carlson is known to run a little fast and loose with the rules. Yet they make a great team that was entertaining to follow.

This is going to be an excellent series if the first book is any indication. If you’ve not read this author, but like Terri Blackstock or Brandilyn Collins you will enjoy Lis Wiehl.

Disclaimer: I would like to thank Thomas Nelson for the opportunity to read and review this book. I was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.

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