I don't typically read a lot of murder mysteries, and this one reminded my why. This book is not one to read by yourself in your home alone late at night. I was definitely a little twitchy at every sound, and double checked my door locks. So, from that aspect, it was a well-written suspense novel. I was looking behind Mia's shoulder, and wondering how many of the odd occurrences in her life would turn out to be related. In the end, however, I was a bit disappointed in how the mystery was solved. Without trying to spoil the ending, coincidental breaks that turn out to be unrelated can ruin an otherwise well-written mystery for me.
Mia herself was also a conundrum as a character. While she expressed doubt about several people i her daily life, she didn't have a problem discussing her case details with just about anybody she talked to. It felt out of character with the rest of her life where she worked very hard to stay in control. Even with the inconsistencies, I was still rooting for her to restore the relationships in her life and to solve the mystery of her best friend's death.
Overall, I give this book 3 stars. It kept me engaged, I wanted to know who did it, and I didn't quite solve it before it came together. But I would have liked a few less deliberate wrong turns along the path to the conclusion.
I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson as a part of their Booksneeze program, in exchange for my honest review.
A Matter of Trust(a Mia Quinn Mystery) by Lis Wiehl is intense. Mia is one tough cookie with the way she is able to handle the craziness that is life. Not only is she a widow but the mother a teenage son and a toddler. That enough would fill your cup but she has bills and debt to pay so she takes on the unbelievable job of finding the killer of her best friend. So beginth the moving and dramatic ride that is Mia Quinn's story. I could not put this novel down and lost, happily, many hours reading the first in Lis Wiehl's new series. I truly cannot wait for the rest of the series to be published, I am going to keep my eye out for the next books in this thriller of a series.
I loved all four books in the Triple Threat series and was disappointed when they ended that there were no more; however this latest book by these authors have taken care of that! Wow - what an excellent start to this series and I am looking forward to the next book! Mia has so much going on in her own personal life and her professional life gets so much more complicated as well. There are so many story lines going on just like in the Triple Threat series and I love this about Wiehl and Henry's writing. This really pulls the reader into the story and the characters' lives as well as getting them really involved and engrossed in the story. I highly recommend this book to fans of the Triple Threat series and anyone who enjoys a well-written, totally engrossing mystery!
After the loss of her husband Mia is charged with the task of raising their two children alone. Mia is having trouble adjusting to the loss. Her husband left things in a financial mess for her. Gabe and Brooke are having issues of their own. Gabe is in high school and needs to bulk up for football. The guys on the football team keep things interesting. Brooke is having terrible nightmares. Is something terribly wrong with her or is she just struggling with her dads death?
Mia's coworker Colleen is murdered while on the phone with Mia. Mia is assigned to work the case with Officer Charlie. Mia is not sure about having to work with this particular Homicide Officer.
Both Colleen and Stan were murdered with the same style of gun. The prosecutor's office looks into the fact it might be the same killer. Pressure is on to solve both cases even though Stan's murder was five years ago.
Darin Dane is a suicide victim of high school cyber stalking and bullying. The reasons are wide and varied_no real rhyme or reason. Will teens just be teens or is it something more? Will the family get justice or will the teens get away with it?
Can Mia and Charlie solve Colleen and Stan's murders? Is it just one person? Is the murderer stalking Mia? Why did Darin commit suicide? How much of a role did the internet play in his death? Could his parents have kept it from happening?
I am pleased to give this book a five star rating.
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I love Lis Wiehl books and was very excited to see that Thomas Nelson Publishing offered her newest book for free through their Booksneeze Blogger program in exchange for an honest review.
As is typical for Wiehl, this book is a murder mystery with a female lead investigating the case. I didn't even read the teaser before requesting the book, as several of my recent favorite books have been Lis Wiehl books. I enjoyed this one almost as much as the previous books. I did find that this one seemed to repeat itself a lot at the beginning of each chapter, which got to be a bit redundant I could understand it more if it was a movie or series, as someone could have missed a moment or episode, but with a book it's unlikely someone would skip a chapter. Despite that, I would recommend this book to friends. It has real characters that readers will care about and a storyline that will keep you coming back for more of the story. There are several minor storylines that I found myself caring about almost as much as the main story. I look forward to more books by Lis.