Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"A Matter of Trust: A Mia Quinn Mystery" by Lis Wiehl (with April Henry)

My thoughts:  A Matter of Trust is the first in a series - "A Mia Quinn Mystery." It opens with the main character, Mia, engaged in a phone conversation with her friend. While talking, Mia hears a gunshot and then silence.  She flees to the scene leaving her teenage son with the responsibility of caring for her young daughter.

Mia is a member of the prosecution's staff and is given the task of solving the case of her friend's murder, who was also a member of the prosecution's staff.  This case seems to be tied in with one which also involved the murder of another member of the prosecution's staff.

This book is a mystery. It is also the tale of Mia who is struggling personally with the recent death of her husband who left her with a large debt and their children.  But it also involves social issues of school bullying and the ramifications of which that can be life threatening.

The story moves quickly, is engaging, captures your imagination, and has a twist at the end to surprise you.  I find it interesting to delve into the mystery genre from time to time, and it is a pleasure to read one written by a Christian author that is a "safe read" avoiding the pitfalls of foul language and scenes about which we do not wish to read.

A big applause to author
Lis Wiehl for this book and I certainly look forward to reading the sequels of it.

Author Bio: Lis Wiehl is a New York Times best-selling author, Harvard Law School graduate, and former federal prosecutor. A popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel, Wiehl appears weekly on The O’Reilly Factor, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Imus in the Morning, Kelly's Court and more.

April Henry is the New York Times best-selling author of mysteries and thrillers. Her books have been short-listed for the Agatha Award, the Anthony Award, and the Oregon Book Award. April lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review from BookSneeze on behalf of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and the author,
Lis Wiehl.

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