She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead because of it...
Her life was a lie!
Bailey knew her upbringing wasn’t normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother dies, leaving a gaping hole and a discovery that they may not even be related. If Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life is a lie. Using the skills she learned on the streets, Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past, to find answers. Dodging bullets, staying ahead of those who want her dead and convincing Guy she can do it alone, are making it difficult to discover not only the secrets of her mother’s past but that of a family claiming she is theirs.
Everyone seems to have a story... but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets, dating back over thirty years.
But can she do it in time...
"This is a story that when you start to read it you don’t want to put it down until you finish it." Cindy's Reviews
"Captured Lies is a fascinating read... fast-paced and impossible to put down." C W-Costen (producer/radio show host/autho)
"Captured Lies is a very edge of your seat sort of book... I was totally enthralled with this book..." Tammy's Tea Time
"Maggie Thom has a hidden gem with Captured Lies!... Like an onion, each layer of this action-packed tale becomes more involved, more wickedly deceitful and more dangerous..." Tome Tender
She looked down, tear-filled blue eyes blinked up at her. The baby’s bottom lip was trembling. In the five months Mary had the baby she’d never before felt a tug in her heart. Amazed at what fear would do to her, she shook off the feeling and tucked the screaming baby into the diaper bag. She hugged it close against her well-padded belly, glad that she was carrying some extra protection her taut stomach couldn’t provide. She curled herself around the crying infant and held the hard-cover book in front, providing the most protection she could. Her arms were rigid, the muscles screaming in protest as she held on, as though a tornado was trying to tug the baby away from her.
“Mother of God, I hope you can hear me. I know it’s been forever since we talked. But what’s twenty-eight years between friends? I know I was supposed to pray, on many occasions but I didn’t figure you were there for me when I needed you, so why bother.” Fear crawled up her throat, choking her. She coughed. “This is different. I know I’ve taken the wrong path... many times. But please don’t hurt this baby. She’s innocent. Something I haven’t been in a long time. Don’t hold that against her. Take me, keep her safe. She might actually have a chance to be something.”
Screaming... yelling... fear... anger... the dashing of hopes and dreams. Prayers filled the cabin. The lights flickered. The engines howled. Thunder boomed and lightning cracked. The plane shivered violently.
“Holy Mother of God. Holy Mother of God. Holy Mother of God.” Mary chanted over and over. She wanted to say a prayer but couldn’t remember any, even though she’d been forced to spend hours locked in a small room to recite prayers. The nuns had been convinced that was the only way she’d learn, yet none of it came back to her.
Mary kept her head tucked, refusing to let in to the temptation to peek out her window. She didn’t want to see ground rapidly rushing up to meet them. “John. I’m sorry, big brother. I screwed up... again. This is my fault.”
The baby screamed and Mary vainly tried to comfort her.
And then everything went black.
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine and Captured Lies won book of the Month through LAS Reviews (February 2014). She published her third novel, Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Series - Book 2), March 2014. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. She is a wholehearted nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. Married to her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine
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