By Maggie Thom
Publication Date- October 17th, 2012
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.
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About The Author-
Maggie Thom took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a full time twenty year career in management, to write full time. After her initial panic that she might need a straight jacket,
she published her first book Captured Lies, October 2012. And now is excited to release her
second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Her third book, Deceitful Truths (sequel to Captured
Lies) available fall of 2013. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the
monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. 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
And now an Excerpt-
He strode over to her and clipped her jaw. Her lip immediately bloomed into a fat puff ball. A buzzing sound filled her ears. Just at that moment, the ties gave way on her wrists. She jumped to her feet, driving the top of her head into his nose. There was a loud cracking sound followed by his howl as he stumbled backwards. Blood gushed between his fingers as he tried to stop the flow. She spun on her heel and made it about three steps before his hand lashed out, grabbing her shirt. Fighting for all she was worth, she twisted, raised her arms and ducked at the same time. The top slipped over her head. She was free. She ran for the door.
A loud thwack sound, brought her head around to the right. She wasn’t sure if he was a bad aim or if she was just damned lucky but the knife he’d been holding to her neck earlier was now embedded in the wall three inches from her chin. Panicking, she raced through the closet, out of the bedroom, grabbing and slamming the doors behind her. Using the railing, she jumped down the stairs, three at a time. On the main floor, she raced for the entrance they’d used to enter the house. She was about to shove out the makeshift door and dive through, when a bullet whizzed past her ear.
Raising her hands in surrender, she turned slowly. Her gut clenched and she no longer heard the sound of anything but the thundering of her heart.
He shot again. The impact crumpled her leg, dropping her like a sack of potatoes to the floor. She landed heavily on her side. The pain took a moment to register but when it hit, she clenched her jaw, refusing to give in to the searing agony burning through her calf. Blood flowed like a gentle fountain, up through her fingers which she’d clamped over it. She collapsed in front of the opening.
“You will suffer as I have suffered.”
With the last vestiges of strength she had she lifted her head and faced her captor. “You win. Go ahead and kill me, you bastard. But you better be prepared because I will haunt you for the rest of your life. I will see you in hell.”
And Maggie was kind enough to share her -
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