Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Matter of Trust... a book review


Series: A Mia Quinn Mystery
by Lis Wiehl with April Henry
Available: March 19, 2013
Thomas Nelson Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1401688066
Genre: Christian fiction / Mystery / Detective / Legal Thriller

Book Description:

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 teenage 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.
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Lis Wiehl has written another thought-producing novel!  With Lis' background as a former federal prosecutor, we are given a behind-the-scenes look at the life of Mia Quinn: mom, prosecutor, widow.  The themes in A Matter of Trust are based on real cases with a main character inspired by Lis' real life!
A Matter of Trust is not preachy; but through Mia's father's life, the gospel is shown.  God loves us and forgives us.  Possibly in future books, God's work in and through the characters will be seen more. 
Through another case Mia works on, the story opens up dialogue about cyber-bullying.  Is it ever right?  How can we protect our children and teens from being the target?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was sad that it had to come to an end.  I look forward to reading the next book in the Mia Quinn Mystery series.
My rating:  5 out of 5          A

I received a complimentary copy of A Matter of Trust from Thomas Nelson Publishing through their BookSneeze program for my honest review.




  1. Ellen, thanks for helping to get our collection off to a good start. Cheers

  2. Sounds good even though the cover looks a bit scary.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved May Edition. I am in the list as #36.

    Silver's Reviews
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