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A Matter of Trust (Mia Quinn Series #1)

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

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    Mia's husband has recently passed away. Before he died he was ke

    Mia's husband has recently passed away. Before he died he was keeping secrets from Mia. After his death Mia is left with more bills than she can handle. Having quit work to raise her children, Mia is now going back to work as an attorney for the district attorney's office.

    When she is on the phone with a co-worker and friend the unthinkable happens. Mia hears a gunshot and then her friend barely breathing. Mia leaves her son Gabe on the line to listen if Colleen says anything as Mia rushes to her house. Colleen slowly dies as Gabe is listening.

    Mia's current case that she is investigating is a group of high school bullies who's threats and torment has led to a student committing suicide. When the DA asks Mia to investigate Colleen's murder she is reluctant to give up the bullying case and also reluctant to spend more time away from her kids. Mia doesn't know what else to do though in order to pay all of the bills that are coming in so she agrees to team up with Charlie from the local law enforcement office. Charlie has been married 3 times and gets on Mia's nerves but he is a good police officer even if he is a bit high-handed.

    Mia and Charlie make a good team and are soon hot on the killer's trail. Mixed in with their investigation is Mia's home life that sometimes seems to be falling apart. Her son is 14 and trying to fit in to high school and her 4 year old daughter Brooke has been having screaming episodes in the middle of the night. Sometimes Mia barely feels like she is keeping her head above water. And then there is her father who seems to have had a change in his life. From being absent when Mia was a child he is now wanting to be there for her and his grandchildren. Claiming to have a changed life in Christ, Mia has a hard time trusting him from his past track record and she definitely doesn't know how she feels about his new interest in church.

    I really enjoyed A MATTER OF TRUST. The mystery kept my attention along with all of Mia and Charlie's interactions together. There is a potential for a couple of romantic relationships in future novels. I believe this is the first book in the Mia Quinn Mystery series. There were a couple of times that I felt that I was missing part of the story. I felt like I was coming into the middle of something that the author thought I should already know. In my opinion it detracted a little bit from the story but I was able to catch up with what was going on eventually. Other than that, this was a solid mystery and I definitely will plan on reading the next book in the series. I reviewed The Triple Threat series by this author last year and really enjoyed those. If you like mysteries I definitely recommend A MATTER OF TRUST and The Triple Threat series.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    I love Lis Wiehl books and was very excited to see that Thomas N

    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. 

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    Mia Quinn is on the phone with her good friend and fellow County

    Mia Quinn is on the phone with her good friend and fellow County Prosecutor, Colleen, when Mia hears a loud noise and Colleen suddenly isn't responding. Mia realizes the sound she heard was a gunshot, calls 911, and rushes to Colleen's house. Colleen has been murdered. Soon, Mia is assigned to Colleen's murder case and has to juggle solving the case, caring for her two children, working with a detective who is swift to bend the rules, and piles of debt her late husband left her--all while hoping the killer isn't coming her way next.

    Part of the reason I chose to review A Matter of Trust was that I knew it would be a quick read. I crossed my fingers that it wouldn't be too formulaic--sometimes I just have to roll my eyes at legal thrillers because, after a while, they all sound the same. I was happy to find, though, that A Matter of Trust contained enough interesting plot turns to keep me guessing while not being so over-the-top as to be unrealistic. When, at last, the killer was revealed I was truly surprised, which I appreciated.

    When I reached the end of the book, I was kind of annoyed because I felt the book left a few ends not at all neatly tied. But, after looking on Lis Wiehl's website, I discovered A Matter of Trust is the first in a series of legal thrillers, all starring Mia Quinn (whose story, incidentally, based on Lis Wiehl's actual life). I am looking forward to reading more of the Mia Quinn series as they are released.

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    Lis Wiehl is one of my favorite authors, and I loved the Triple

    Lis Wiehl is one of my favorite authors, and I loved the Triple Threat series, so I was excited to read this one. This is book one in a brand new series, and I am going to be impatient waiting for the next one. ;) I had a hard time putting this one down when reality called! If you are familiar with this author already, I think you'll enjoy this one too because it's got the same page turning, fast paced writing you're used to. If you're not familiar with the author, and you love mysteries or crime novels - what are you waiting for?

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