A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
When life is murder, whom 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.
I have enjoyed Lis Wiehl’s other books, but this one kept me entrapped in the world of Mia and Charlie and I could not stop thinking about it. It has been a bit since a book has so enthralled me!
A recent widow, Mia has her own struggles she is dealing with. She is attempting to raise two children, keep up on behind bills and solve the murder of her best friend.
The only thing I was sad about, was how this book ended. I felt like I wanted more to wrap it up! I don’t want to give any spoiler alerts, but the second case she was working on, I felt like it needed more. I hope since this is the beginning of a series, that the next book wraps up a bit more on that.
If you like a good mystery, enjoy the intrigue surrounding the police force, prosecutors and offices…you will enjoy this one. The identity of the murderer was hard for me to figure out, which is a good sign of a good murder mystery!
I received this book for review from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.