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A Matter of Trust

(Mia Quinn #1)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,948 ratings  ·  239 reviews
"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 she hears 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 it's all she can do to
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 18th 2013 by Thomas Nelson
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Patrice Hoffman
I have completed the first book I've read by this author Lis Wiehl, A Matter of Trust. This novel is a fast paced thriller mystery that I found to be pretty interesting. After the death of her husband, Mia Quinn is thrust back into her role as a prosecutor in an effort to support her family. Massive debts and the constant struggle between work and her two children is more than enough reason for Mia to be overwhelmed as if it weren't enough, her good friend Colleen is murdered while they are on ...more
D.B. Reynolds
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
A sometimes slow mystery with a good plot and likable characters. I'll definitely be looking for the next book in the series.
Mary Ronan Drew
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I no longer remember where I heard about this Lis Wiehl murder mystery, A Matter of Trust, but I'm grateful to the blogger who mentioned it. What a stunner.

Things I particularly like about this mystery:

It takes place in Seattle. Coffee at Starbucks in Pioneer Square.
Mia Quinn is a real and likeable protagonist
The antagonism between Mia and the detective assigned to the case with her is realistic and its outcome unpredictable
The subplot about school bullying and the consideration of the price
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Christian Fiction Addiction
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"A Matter of Trust" is a non-stop action ride that will have your pulse accelerating from the first chapter! It's every bit as good as the previous books written by Wiehl and Henry, and features my favorite character created by Wiehl thus far. Mia Quinn is bright, competent, and gutsy, and yet she also is fully human and makes mistakes, wishes she were a better parent, and sometimes struggles to know how she'll handle everything life throws at her. As such, she's a character that readers will ...more
June
I bought this based on reading some Christian thrillers - Fear Has No Name and Critical Pursuit; it was one of the recommended books to try.

This is the first in a series of a prosecutor, Mia Quinn. She is a witness to the death of friend and colleague Colleen. The authors use their knowledge as former prosecutors to simplify the judicial process and dispel myths. In this novel character development is strong with a hint of a love triangle. There are at least three subplots which may be a
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Jerry
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Quickie Review

After trudging through several mediocre books in the past few weeks--see my previous reviews--this was exactly what I needed. Fast-paced, wonderfully written, easily readable, suspenseful...what more could you want? Lis Wiehl has joined the likes of Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker, and Jack McDevitt by becoming one of my favorite authors!

Content Concerns: As usual for Ms. Wiehl's works, this one is quite edgy. Violence is depicted and referenced throughout, and homosexuality, suicide,
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Victor Gentile
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lis Wiehl with April Henry in their new book, “A Matter Of Trust” Book One in the Mia Quinn Mystery series published by Thomas Nelson introduces us to Mia Quinn.

From the inside jacket flap: 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
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Terri Lynn
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book by Lis Wiehl that I have read and I loved it. Mia Quinn is an assistant district attorney with a lot on her plate. Her husband died months ago, she had had to return to work after years of playing mommy to Gabe, 14, and Brooke, 4, she has discovered that her husband had them in huge debt (he had wanted for her to be a stay at home mom when Brooke was born but didn't bother to tell her how deep in hock they were due to his not earning enough and taking on debt), and now ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Not a bad book. There is a "mystery" interspersed with quite a bit of domestic struggle, political dialogue, and struggles of day to day life.

I've read several books by Ms. Wiehl and this is the first in another series. I find that this one is more involved in the struggles of the protagonist's everyday life and that the "mystery" takes somewhat of a back seat to this part of the book.

I myself do prefer more plot driven books. Still Ms. Wiehl does this sort of thing well and it's a very
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Melanie
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2YDX2O0...
Review on my blog: http://christianbookshelfreviews.blog...

2.5 stars

A Matter of Trust is the first book I've read by Lis Wiehl and, while it's definitely not a favorite, I did still like the book.

The first and last few chapters of this book were really good and very suspenseful, but the middle of A Matter of Trust, when the story seemed to be more about relationship and family issues with little to no suspense, was kind of boring to me
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Gary
May 29, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the 1st book in the Mia Quinn series by Lis Wiehl. I had already read the 2nd book in the series which I really enjoyed so I had high hopes for this one. I enjoyed the characters and the style in which it was written but I didn't feel that the plot was quite strong enough to warrant a higher rating. I will definitely continue with the series though as I feel the characters have a lot more to give and I do enjoy Lis Wiehl's writing.
Susan
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library, audio-book
Excellent book and narration. Looking forward to more by this author.
Julie Graves
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
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
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Vera Godley
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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Renee
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Yet another book I found through Kindle offers, a first in a new series. Set in Seattle, prosecutor Mia Quinn was just starting to get comfortable back in the courtroom when her good friend and mentor was shot while on the other end of the phone. When she's made lead prosecutor in the case, Quinn's life becomes full to bursting as the demands of prior cases, her 2 kids, her commitment to teach at an area law school and finding the person at fault for her friend's murder simultaneously demand ...more
Ronna
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Prosecutor, Mia Quinn, is a new widow with a teen-aged son and a four year old daughter. While talking on the phone to her best friend in the office, Coleen, Mia hears a shot then nothing but strange breathing from Coleen. Coleen's death resembles another prosecutor's death from many years ago. Mia and detective Charlie Carlson are teamed up to investigate the possible connection between these two deaths. But having a teen-aged son can cause problems of in itself.

I liked the interaction of all
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Anne
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. If there were more stars I would have given more. That being said, I have only read one of the Triple Threat novels but seem to like that better. This is a great start to a series and I will read them as well. I thought the matter of bullying was handled great. The whodunit was not who I thought...but I was close!
Emily
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am rating myself 4 stars because I figured out the killer by page 135. GO ME!!!!
Kathie
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is my first mystery from this author. It was really good.
Holly
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think this series is going to be better than the Triple Threat Series. I like the diversity of characters and the crossover character. Very fun!
Cindy
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kept my interest from the get-go. Well narrated and recommended.
Barry Martin Vass
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. In Seattle, Washington, Mia Quinn is going through a "rough patch" in her life. Her husband recently died in a one-car accident, and as the weeks and months go by, she realizes that his business was failing and he had been playing fast and loose with the bills for a very long time; she and her two children are nearly bankrupt. Luckily she is able to get her old job back as a prosecutor in the King County District Attorney's Office, and the story starts there. One night she is talking ...more
Carol
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is number one of a 3 book series and I did like it, but not very much. I couldn't relate to Mia Quinn, the prosecutor main character; she just was not sympathetic for me. At times during the story I couldn't care about her at all. The mystery plot was good and kept the story moving. I didn't see who really did it until the reveal; that was well done, and believable too. It was annoying to see Mia hyped up to the readers as some kind of super hero because she was a single mom with a ...more
Felicia
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely love this book! I cannot say enough positive things about it.

For starters, I'm all about mystery/thriller/suspense novels. The thrills in this book were great and this is one time that instead of trying to determine who the killer is, I instead just sat back and let the story unfold. I was still surprised by the results!

Furthermore, I love the characters as they are. I think they are raw and real. I also think this book deals with difficult topics, like death and being a single
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Dana
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mia had just lived through the death of her husband. Found out things about him that she never would have thought were going on. Then while she was on the phone with her good friend/coworker her friend/coworker was shot while Mia listened. Mia raced over to her friends home only to race back to her home in terror afraid her children were in trouble.
Mia had to deal with her teenage son who was experiencing peer pressure, her four year old daughter with night terrors, reuniting with her father,
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Pauline
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'd never heard of or read anything by this author when I picked up this hardback on a super sale. Now, I think I'll read more of Wiehl's books. A gripping story with unexpected turns. At times I felt there was too much going on and too many story lines but It was easy to keep each line straight. I like mysteries where the reader can't readily anticipate the ending and questions every character's actions and motives as you are reading--and even then you don't find the answer you may have ...more
Helen
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Listened to this one as I walked. Enjoyed it but didn't like Mia all that much. She is a new widow with two kids who has just started back at the prosecutor's office. She is on the phone talking to her office friend when Colleen is shot. She ends up assigned to investigate the murder with Charlie the police officer who is assigned the case. Mia not only has that to deal with, but is finishing up investigating a student suicide at her son's school, handling the mess her husband left her when he ...more
Jool
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good read. The main character, Mia, is interesting and has many problems that many do: A single mom, not enough money, juggling a busy job, teaching a law class part time, etc.
This is a good mystery about two prosecutors who are murdered within 5 years of each other. Mia is also a prosecutor and wonders if she is next. Teamed up with a policeman, Charlie, Mia and Charlie turn up more than they bargained for.
Barbara Schultz
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
[Author: Lis Wieh] is new to me. I was drawn to it not only because I love mystery/thrillers but it is listed under the “Christian fiction” genre. I hate profanity and thought aww this looks like a nice change of pace! I liked this far more than I thought. I look forward to reading the next two novels in the Mia Quinn series.

John
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Nice little spin on a widow raising two kids and working as a persecutor taking on a big case. Life is difficult and there are a lot of balls needing to be juggled and she does not always make it work.
The story telling is a bit disjointed though. Sometimes the narrative focus shifts to a different character and it does not always work well.
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Lis Wiehl is a New York Times bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction books, a journalist, an attorney, and a legal expert. She is the former legal analyst for Fox News, former co-host of WOR radio's “WOR Tonight with Joe Concha and Lis Wiehl,” and was an anchor for the Law & Crime network (a multi-media live trial network). Lis Wiehl hosted the podcast Pursuit of Justice with Lis ...more

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