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A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

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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.

A Mia Quinn Mystery (Book #1)
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers

MY THOUGHTS:
This book hits the ground running! Mia is a single mom just trying to make ends meet and raise her kids. She’s also coping with the death of her hubby, who she discovers was hiding secrets.
In the opening scene, Mia is on the phone with a friend, Colleen, when gunshots ring out across the line.
Mia’s boss asks her to lead the investigation into Colleen’s death, even though she is already working the case of a teen who committed suicide as a result of bullying.
Mia teams up with a detective, Charlie Carlson. In the past, one of Mia’s cases was thrown out because of Charlie. So this new partnership isn’t ideal for either Mia or Charlie.
As the investigation goes on, many complications and obstacles arise….including the fact that Mia herself may be in grave danger!
As the title suggests, trust is a major theme in this book.
I was super excited to be able to read and review A Matter of Trust. I am a huge fan of murder mysteries that feature likeable lead female characters and this book did not disappoint!!!
I really liked Mia as a main character, she was totally relatable.
I liked the relationship progression between Mia and Charlie as they worked together and the author really kept me guessing! At times, I wasn’t sure who to trust!!!!
Great plot twists, suspense and mystery. Can’t wait to read more MIA!!!!
*****5/5 STARS*****HIGHLY RECOMMEND/A MUST READ

FOR FANS OF: Crime Fiction, Terri Blackstock, Lynette Eason, Robin Carroll, Irene Hannon, Dee Henderson
FIRST LINE OF THE BOOK: If life was like a play, then the director had the ultimate power.

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LIS WIEHL is the author “Face of Betrayal,” a New York Times Best Seller.

She has also written “Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life” and “The 51% Minority: How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It.”

In addition to her written work, Wiehl is currently a legal analyst for Fox News. She has been with the network since 2001.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Wiehl is an adjunct professor at New York Law School.

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APRIL HENRY
I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family.

If you’ve read one of my books, I would love to hear from you. Hearing from readers makes me eager to keep writing.

When I was 12, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He liked it so much he arranged to have it published in an international children’s magazine.

My dream of writing went dormant until I was in my 30s, working at a corporate job, and started writing books on the side. Those first few years are now thankfully a blur. Now I’m very lucky to make a living doing what I love. I have written 13 novels for adults and teens, with more on the way. My books have gotten starred reviews, been picked for Booksense, translated into six languages, been named to state reading lists, and short-listed for the Oregon Book Award.

I also review YA literature and mysteries and thrillers for the Oregonian, and have written articles for both The Writer and Writers Digest.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT -A MATTER OF TRUST-…
“Dramatic, moving, intense. A Matter of Trust gives us an amazing insight into the life of a prosecutor—and mom. Mia Quinn reminds me of Lis.” —Maxine Paetro, New York Times best-selling author

“This suspenseful first in a new series from Wiehl and Henry opens with a bang . . . a story full of twists and turns that also offers a hint of future romance for Mia.” —Publishers Weekly

“Wiehl begins an exciting new series with prosecutor Mia at the center. The mystery is engaging and not easy to figure out. The side storyline about bullying is timely and will hit close to home for many. Four stars.” —Romantic Times

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