A Matter of Trust - eBook
Plot: This book had a couple of different cases being solved. You have the main story of the prosecutor who was shot, and then you have a couple smaller cases to follow. It wasn't too much though. It was the right amount to keep you engaged in everything that was going on.
Characters: The character development in this book was great. You have Mia, the main character who you learn about in the beginning of the book, but then you also have several supporting characters who's lives are revealed as you read.
Themes: I can't say that I could effectively identify a theme in this book. There is nothing that could be learned from reading it. It's just a crime novel and a good read, but not one that teaches and has you come away thinking.
Emotion: There was not a lot of emotional pull in this book. The characters in the book had definitely had emotion, but not enough that the reader could feel it. There was however a lot of depth to the notion of emotion that the characters were feeling.
Overall: I really enjoyed this book. There was a good amount of mystery and suspense. There was also a good amount of personal struggle on the part of Mia. The plot twist at the end is a great surprise.
---I received this book for free from the publisher for this review.---
November 12, 2013
Can't wait for Book 2!
I have been a huge fan of Lis Wiehl since I read her first book Hand of Fate back in 2010. She has captured me with her twists and turns throughout every novel I have read. Now comes a new series, A Mia Quinn Mystery, and I cannot wait.
Book #1 in the series, A Matter of Trust grabbed me from the beginning. Mia, on the phone in her basement with her friend, a gunshot rings out and Mia must listen to her friend bleed to death. Having to deal with her husbandÃ¢ÂÂs recent death and now returning to work she knows she must be the one to solve the murder of her friend.
Mia, a newly single mom and widow must now go about solving this murder while attending to her own children and the piles of debt that she knew nothing about before her husband passed away. She teams with Charlie, whom she has had issues with before on a case. They start looking into the death and many things come in the way of the investigation.
This book is amazing, as have all the Lis Wiehl novels that I have read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes murder mysteries. This book will keep you guessing from beginning to end.
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September 30, 2013
Crime mystery novel with twists and turns
I had read another book by Lis Wiehl, so I knew she writes a strong crime mystery novel with surprising twists and turns. Mia Quinn is a prosecutor for a county District AttorneyÃ¢ÂÂs office, recently returning to that job after the death of her husband in a car crash. She is on the phone with her best friend, another prosecuting attorney in the office, when she hears her friend get shot and killed. The book is spent with her and a police officer investigating this murder and a similar one of another prosecuting attorney that happened four years ago. At the same time, they are investigating a suicidal death of a young boy, the age of MiaÃ¢ÂÂs own son, who was bullied and harassed at school and on Facebook leading to his death.
MiaÃ¢ÂÂs father has recently found Christ as his Savior and shows Mia how Christ can transform an absent, abandoning father, into a loving, kind, and helpful dad. Mia needs all the support she can get because of the loss of her husband and her friend, but also because she finds out their financial chaos her husband had hid from her. Going back to work leaves her teen son alone too much of the time, and exposed to the peer pressure of students who will bully him if he doesnÃ¢ÂÂt go along with their plans. The changes and losses in her four-year-old daughterÃ¢ÂÂs life cause her to have night terrors. How can Mia be fully engaged at work, investigate the murders, be a good mom to her kids, and keep anyone else from being killed?
I enjoyed this book because I love mysteries that are complicated and hard to figure out. This book deals with current issues, like bullying at school, dangers of social media, keeping our kids safe, and pressures of finances in our day. It is an intense book that I would not recommend for young readers, but is definitely appropriate for adults who enjoy mysteries.
I received my complimentary e-copy from Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review of this book.
May 19, 2013
I requested A Matter Of Trust by Lis Weihl on the recommendation of a friend, hoping for something fast-paced and exciting. And I have to say, it did not disappoint!
After the recent death of her husband, Mia returns to work as a prosecutor. While talking on the phone with a friend and coworker, Mia hears a gunshot and realizes she has just been witness to a murder. She is assigned to the case and teams up with a detective, Charlie, to find out who killed her friend.
I've been watching so many mystery/crime shows on TV lately, and this book reminded me of one of those shows, only written down. It was easy to read and made me want to keep reading. I may or may not have skipped working out during the kids' naps because the book sucked me in and I didn't want to put it down.
While not overtly Christian, except for little tidbits here and there, this was a clean, exciting suspense novel, and I definitely want to check out more of Lis Weihl's books!
Note: I received this e-book for free from Booksneeze in exchange for this review. This is my honest opinion.
May 6, 2013