Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Review of A Matter of Trust: A Mia Quinn Mystery by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

A Matter of Trust: A Mia Quinn Mystery by Lis Wiehl with April Henry begins with Mia Quinn having a phone conversation with her colleague at the prosecutor's office, Colleen.  While she is on the phone with Colleen, she hears a gunshot and Colleen does not respond.  Mia who is recently widowed and struggling to keep her family together is asked to head up the murder investigation.  Although she would prefer to spend more time with her kids, she needs the money, so she reluctantly agrees to team up with detective Charlie Carlson to investigate Colleen's murder.   Their investigation leads them down an unexpected path eventually leading to the possibility that Mia may be in danger as well!
I LOVED this book!  There was so much to keep my interest--the murder investigation, the relationship with Mia and her son, Gabe, the night terrors Mia's daughter is having, the suicide of a teenager that was bullied.  I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next!  I can say that my jaw dropped when I found out who the murderer was.  I highly recommend this book!  You won't be disappointed!

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Book Review of Shattered (Alaskan Courage Book #2) by Dani Pettrey

I recently finished reading Shattered by Dani Pettrey, which is the second book in the Alaskan Courage series.

Shattered follows Piper McKenna and the rest of her family as they set out to prove their brother, Reef's innocence.  Two witnesses saw Reef fleeing from a murder scene, but he claims he is innocent.  A long time friend of the McKenna family, Landon Grainger, is in charge of the murder investigation.  All the evidence is pointing towards Reef; but when Piper decides to launch her own investigation, Landon decides he need to do all he can to protect her from herself and from whatever danger she might face.

I loved this book! Having not read the first book in the series, I was not familiar with the McKenna family and the other characters that had been in the previous book.  With that said, I felt like this book was extremely well written, and I could not put it down!  I am definitely going to be picking up the first book in the series, and I look forward to book three!

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.