Review: A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl

18853211A Deadly Business
Lis Wiehl
Thomas Nelson Publishers June 10, 2014
Pages 320
ISBN13:  9781595549044

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A prosecutor of violent criminals. A detective on a dangerous beat. When these two pros take on an off-the-books case, the line between professional and personal becomes perilously blurred.

When a twenty-two-year-old convict walks into the courtroom, his eyes confirm what Mia Quinn already guesses: he blames her for his conviction. In seconds, he knocks her to the ground and holds a razor blade to her throat. While she manages to escape without injury, it’s just one more reminder that Mia’s job prosecuting Seattle’s s most dangerous criminals is far from low risk.

As a single mom, the last thing Mia wants is for her work to follow her home – or discover that it already has.

Now Detective Charlie Carlson is suggesting the very thing Mia doesn’t want to believe–that her accountant husband’s deadly car accident was no accident at all. When Mia and Charlie encounter resistance to reopening the case, they take the investigation into their own hands. And they find much more than they bargained for.

Was Mia’s husband more than an accountant . . . and less than an honest man? As the truth becomes more shocking and the case grows more complex, her husband’s killers take note of Mia . . . and her children. How far will this prosecutor go to learn the truth about her husband–and how far will she have to go to protect her family?

Full of suspense, mystery and a little romance as well as civil issues prompting the reader to ask themselves poignant questions. The pace is quick keeping your full attention. The characters felt wooden, the narrative offers a mixed bag of genres  with a sense of it being a tad jumbled. The transitions seemed rough and a clear tense feeling between all the players interaction was awkward at best.

A good read with a few flaws, nonetheless entertaining. The fast pace allows the reader to rip through and allow forgiveness for hiccups. Provoking, plenty of legal aspects to educate without being boring. definitely NOT a time waster.

3 starsMal




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