Thursday, June 13, 2013

Booksneeze: A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust (A Mia Quinn Mystery)

I received a complementary Kindle version of this book from the Booksneeze program in exchange for an honest review.

(Book description from the Booksneeze website)

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 Thoughts

I loved Lis Wiehl's earlier Triple Threat series.  But I love this book even more.  Wiehl does a great job of capturing all sides of the central character.  We see her struggle to raise her children by herself and make mistakes along the way.  We see her fail and cower and weep. But we also see her pick herself up again both at home and in her new job.  She's such a real person, you just want to run over to her house and give her a big hug and tell her everything will be OK.

A Matter of Trust has a little bit of everything - parenting, intrigue, a budding romance, and most of all, a murder mystery.  Let's not forget that the main point of the book is to solve a murder, and Wiehl does it in style.  I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, wanting to keep reading to figure it all out.  There are so many possible culprits that you will keep guessing until the very end.  

There is really nothing bad I can say about this book, except for the fact that there isn't a sequel...yet.  

I give A Matter of Trust 5 out of 5 stars.

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