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Archived Group Reads 2014 > November Book of the Month - A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl

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Beth | 2219 comments Mod
One of the books we will read and discuss for November is A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl.

Goodreads Summary:
"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 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 Mia reluctantly teams up with detective Charlie Carlson to investigate. 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.


message 2: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new) - rated it 4 stars

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2655 comments Mod
Due back to our library this Tuesday. So hope to have it soon.


Holly (hollymag321) | 9 comments I'm new to the Group when will the discussion start? I read this book when it first came out, may need to refresh on it a bit. But look forward to doing a book discussion with you guys!
Blessings,
Holly


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Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Holly wrote: "I'm new to the Group when will the discussion start? I read this book when it first came out, may need to refresh on it a bit. But look forward to doing a book discussion with you guys!
Blessings,
..."


Holly, you can start the discussion anytime! The thread will stay up through December as well.

If you are going to post anything spoilerish, just use the "hide spoiler" feature when commenting.


Holly (hollymag321) | 9 comments Beth wrote: "Holly wrote: "I'm new to the Group when will the discussion start? I read this book when it first came out, may need to refresh on it a bit. But look forward to doing a book discussion with you guy..."

Thanks Beth! I'll wait awhile before I start... not sure I want to be the first... :D


message 6: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (new) - rated it 3 stars

Staci | 1490 comments Mod
I just started reading this one so will join in the discussion.


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MsG wrote: "Just completed chapter 6:
I started skimming which it is waaaaay too early for that. I put the book away and will start reading it again in a day or two.

This might be due to the fact that I just..."


I too thought this book started out rather slow. I was disappointed in it. The characters did not seem that interesting either, but maybe that is just me.


message 8: by Beth, Head Librarian (last edited Nov 05, 2014 06:44AM) (new) - added it

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Uh oh...you guys are not making me eager to grab this one! ;) This isn't my preferred genre, so I'm not sure if I should give it a try or not.

Staci, how is the beginning for you?


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I was reading some reviews here on GR and people were saying this is a who-done-it mystery novel, not a suspense novel. I am finding more and more that I have a preference for suspense books, and am not all that into who-done-its.


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Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Rebecca /will you follow me one last time\ wrote: "I was reading some reviews here on GR and people were saying this is a who-done-it mystery novel, not a suspense novel. I am finding more and more that I have a preference for suspense books, and ..."

Thanks, Rebecca! I hadn't really looked at any reviews yet.


message 11: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (new) - rated it 3 stars

Staci | 1490 comments Mod
I am just over 10% in and liking the book fine. Suspense/mystery is not my favorite either, but I do like it.

I have a different mind set with books I own. I'm MUCH more likely to finish a book I own. With library books, I feel more comfortable stopping and returning the book if I'm not crazy about it. I can think of one Kindle book I didn't finish. I deleted that book and the next two in the series from my Kindle.


message 12: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new) - rated it 4 stars

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2655 comments Mod
Just got an e-mail that it is finally in at the library. Will pick it up tomorrow!


message 13: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (new) - rated it 3 stars

Staci | 1490 comments Mod
Rebecca, interesting comment...who done it (mystery) vs. suspense. I hadn't thought of the difference between the two before. While I enjoy both, I read pure mysteries more frequently than suspense. I enjoy solving (or trying to solve) the mystery.


message 14: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (new) - rated it 3 stars

Staci | 1490 comments Mod
I just finished the book and found it to be just ok. The story and mystery were fine. I struggled more with how the story was told. I rated it a three star. Reading three star books is fine. I prefer four star and five star books though. :-)

There were some moments of suspense, but the build up was very short and the suspense was over very quickly.

I did not solve the mystery on my own which is always a good thing.


Amanda (mandey1) | 46 comments I'm only just starting this one and I'm thinking I missed something...

why would everyone think someone was in the room with the little girl when she had the night terror? not sure every single mother would get a lights and sirens escort home for that....


message 16: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (new) - rated it 3 stars

Staci | 1490 comments Mod
I think because of what happened to Colleen it was thought Mia's family could be targeted. That's my two cents...


Shannah Mauney (sdmauney14) | 18 comments I read this book back in August and enjoyed it. I agree with @Staci.. I didn't solve this mystery on my own, which I enjoyed.

Here's my review: http://faithlovebooks.blogspot.com/20...


message 18: by Beth (new) - rated it 4 stars

Beth Pieprzica (bethapie) | 7 comments Lis Wiehl wrote a fast paced mystery thriller. Loved the characters and thought they were very relate-able. I enjoyed the theme of the book that people are not what they seem.


Rachel | 411 comments A Matter of Trust (Mia Quinn, #1) by Lis Wiehl -Lis Wiehl 11-23-14 320 pg
This was a well-written and entertaining mystery novel with a subtle Christian undertone. I really enjoyed the characters and the suspenseful plot. I can’t wait to read more of the series.


Rachel | 411 comments Amanda wrote: "I'm only just starting this one and I'm thinking I missed something...

why would everyone think someone was in the room with the little girl when she had the night terror? not sure every single mo..."


When the little girl screamed the first time, nobody knew what was going on. Her brother rushed up fearing the worst upon seeing the window open. The cop heard the screams over the phone and interpreted them through his viewpoint based on much experience with violent crimes. He helped the mom get home fast because she was a prosecutor who was also used to crimes--she was terrified for her daughter because she did't know what might be happening.
You have to remember that as a reader, we don't usually interpret the world in the same way as characters-or even real people-do who are constantly exposed to humanity's worst behaviors.


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Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "Amanda wrote: "I'm only just starting this one and I'm thinking I missed something...

why would everyone think someone was in the room with the little girl when she had the night terror? not sure ..."


I can vouch for this viewpoint a bit - my husband is a police office, and one time I was very sick while he was working. I didn't answer my phone (because I was busy being sick), and when he couldn't reach me for about half an hour, he panicked and thought I had passed out or something worse. He had someone come check on me, which I was thrilled about in my yucky pjs and unwashed hair, ha! But I understood why he felt the way he did based on the things he has to deal with on his job on a daily basis.


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