This is a very enjoyable mystery about a prosecutor trying to solve her best friend's murder! Mia Quinn is talking to Colleen, her coworker and best friend, on the phone when she hears a gunshot on the other end of the line. She ends up investigating the case partly because she knew both Colleen and another prosecutor killed four years ago in the same way, which was never solved. Detective Charlie Carlson is assigned to her as they dig for commonalities between the victims and also investigate a case involving a teenage boy who committed suicide after being bullied. Mia's not sure she can trust Charlie to do his job above-board. and her home life is just as stressful with being a recent widow, buried under debt, juggling a rebellious teenage son, and a four-year-old who starts screaming in her sleep.
I liked the varied aspects to this story, from Mia's struggles at home to the investigations into both cases. She deals with real-life issues of trying to do all and be all as a single parent. There's a possibility of romance with two men and I liked being shown some of their perspectives also. Mia's father is a new Christian, which she finds confusing and surprising, and I look forward to seeing where that goes in future books. The investigations were very interesting; I liked the description of their procedures but also the emotional depth the cases brought to the story as a whole. Lis Wiehl is a former federal prosecutor, so she's knowledgeable about her topic and a good writer as well! I'm definitely looking forward to more in this series and to checking out her other books.
I received this book free from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.