This book was another murder mystery book. This book is about a woman who hears her friend being shot on the phone and heard her die and they try to figure out how who did this. And there is alot of twists and turns because I thought I had the killer all figured out but I was wrong. I like books like this and I read it in about 2 days, the second day I read for about 3 hours because I couldn't put it down.
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This is the first in what I hope will be a new series based on the experiences of Wiehl. The novel takes place in Seattle, where Wiehl lived and worked. The plot is loosely based on the real life murder of a federal prosecutor that remains unsolved today. The main character is Mia Quinn, a full-time legal professional and single mom, just like Lisa.
The novel begins as Mia is talking on the phone to her friend and colleague when she hears a shot. Her friend has been murdered. The DA asks her to head up the investigation.
Mia is hesitant. She just lost her husband in a one car accident a few months ago. She has a teenage son who seems to be heading for trouble and a four year old daughter who has issues as well. Mia is torn, wanting to spend more time with her children but knowing she cannot risk her job. She has a pile of debt and needs the income.
Mia agrees to take on the investigation with the condition that she is allowed to continue her work on another case - the suicide of a teen suspected of being the victim of cyber-bullying. She will be working beside Seattle homicide detective Charlie Carlson. The two get off to a rocky start in the investigation and will have to learn to trust each other.
I really liked this mystery. The characters are developed well and the plot has enough twists and turns that it kept my interest to the very end. I found out about the legal aspects of cyber-bullying and learned about night terrors.
Two aspects of the novel were less than perfect, however. The ending was unsatisfactory in that the perfectly timed rescue was unrealistic. It was like reading one of those old westerns where the good guy is surrounded and the cavalry comes over the hill just in the nick of time.
The other disappointment was that this novel could have taken place in almost any city. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I love to read novels set in the area. I wish Wiehl and Henry had added more characteristics of the unique aspects of Seattle in their scene descriptions.
Nonetheless, a good mystery and I hope there are several more.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
"A Matter of Trust" is Lis Wiehl's best book yet. The first of her "Mia Quinn Mysteries," written with April Henry, "A Matter of Trust" is a complex crime story, full of surprises and suspense. Mia Quinn is a newly widowed mother of two who has just resumed her position as a prosecutor. As she struggles to balance work and family alone, she faces unique challenges with both of her children and financially, as she discovers some secrets her husband had been keeping from her. When her best friend and fellow prosecutor is murdered, Mia is assigned to the case, but only accepts it on the condition that she can keep working another case, one she believes must be pursued, though her boss and others do not agree. As readers try to figure out who done it, they'll also be wondering how Mia will manage all she must.
One theme subtly woven through the book is that people and circumstances aren't always what they seem to be. Mia and the other characters in the book make all kinds of assumptions about the people they encounter throughout the book only to learn that they are wrong, for good or bad. What matters is doing the right thing as far as you are concerned and placing trust carefully where it has been earned. Forgiveness, compassion, and giving others the opportunity to make things right when possible are also stressed.
I enjoyed reading this book and will look forward to the next "Mia Quinn Mystery." I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending this one in exchange for my honest review.
"A Matter of Trust" by Lis Wiehl and April Henry is the first book in the Mia Quinn series. I read this as an e book. I have read all of Lis Wiehl's books, and this one did not disappoint.
Mia Quinn is a recently widowed mom to a teenager and a 4 year old. Trying to juggle being a new single mom, with a job, can be very trying. She had left the work force, and then after her husband's death, she needed to pay the bills, so she goes back to work as a prosecutor. While she is on the phone with the County's DA, who is also a friend of hers, she hears gun shots, and gasping for breath. She tells her son to listen on the phone, to see if her friend tells who shot her, while she goes to the house.
This is an edge of your seat, can't put the book down, mystery thriller, that will leave you guessing who done it, until the very end!!!! It was very well written, and the characters were all very well developed. You could understand the trials Mia was going through, with her daughter waking up screaming in the night, trying to pay bills, finding out that her husband had another mailing address, that was piled up with more bills. I can't wait until the next book comes out!!!
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"A Matter of Trust" by Lis Wiehl opens with Mia Quinn overhearing her colleague and friend, Colleen, being murdered. Mia and Colleen worked together as prosecutors in the King County District Attorney's office and now Mia is in charge of finding who murdered Colleen. It seems there may be link to another prosecutor that was murdered and everyone is wondering if they may be next. The murder is not the only case she is working on. She is also trying to find justice for a young boy who committed suicide after being bullied. Mia is also a recently widowed mother of two. She must juggle motherhood and her career and sometimes has a hard time of keeping the two separate. Her teenage son has become rebellious and does not like new responsibilities he has to face. Will Mia be able to bring the killer to justice before they harm her? Will she be able to save her son from heading down a troubled path?
This is the first book in the Mia Quinn series and it will not let you down. The book is very fast paced and full of suspense. You may think you have figured out who the killer but it will keep you guessing until the end. Lis Wiehl has done another great job with this mystery. If you are a fan of her Triple Threat books then you will definitely want to read this one as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Thomas Nelson Publishers.