Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl with April Henry


A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl with April Henry
A Mia Quinn Mystery: Book One
Thomas Nelson / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the 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.


Lis Wiehl's signature plot twists and relatable characters shine in this absorbing series debut . . . with an intriguing cameo from her best-selling Triple Threat series.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

A Matter of Trust is the first book I've read by Lis Wiehl and, while it's definitely not a favorite, I did still like the book.

The first and last few chapters of this book were really good and very suspenseful, but the middle of A Matter of Trust, when the story seemed to be more about relationship and family issues with little to no suspense, was kind of boring to me and I had a hard time connecting with it.

The mystery was good and I didn't guess who Colleen's killer was until a couple chapters before the reveal. I found it interesting how Mia was working on two different cases at the same time - made for an unique story.

Overall, A Matter of Trust was a nice one-time read. If you tend to like slower-paced books with suspense and some legal aspects, I think you might enjoy A Matter of Trust. I don't know whether or not I'll be reading the next Mia Quinn book.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

1 comment:

  1. I am listening to the audiobook version of this book for my daily walks. Liking it so far. You should try her Triple Threat series. My book club loved it. Thanks for your thoughts.

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