By Maggie Thom
Publication Date- October 17th, 2012
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.
Bailey is twenty nine and feels like she’s just getting her life on track. She has her own Interior Decorating business and she has lived in the same place for five years, a record for her. Her life has been anything but typical. She was raised by a single mom and moved frequently - sometimes during the day and sometimes at night. They lived in the seediest places and sometimes on the street. She never really had any friends, well at least not past grade two or three when they had managed to stay one place for long enough for her to make a friend. But then they moved suddenly and she never got to see her friend again. So she learned to be self-reliant and to look after herself. So when she’s told her life is a lie, she plans on getting answers... on her own.
Guy has gone into business with a partner and started Knight’s Associates, which is a private investigative business, mostly solving cyber crimes. He was trained to be a police officer and lasted a little over a year but soon realized he wasn’t cut out for it. He was raised by his step-grandmother who saved him from a life of foster homes at the age of nine after his mom died and his real grandmother decided to create a scandal and use him as a means for blackmail. Guy knows how lucky he has been to have been taken in not only by such a wonderful woman but a wealthy one. He never wanted for anything but he also never took advantage of it either. So when she asks him to find her granddaughter who had been kidnapped as a baby, he can’t say no.
I love listening to music while I write. These are some of the songs I listened to while I wrote Captured Lies.
Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble
How you Remind Me by Nickelback
Viva La Vida by Cold Play
Only Girl in the World by Rihanna
From this Moment On by Shania Twain and Bryan White
Firework by Katy Perry
I will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
Son of a Son of a Sailor by Jimmy Buffet
River Driver by Great Big Sea
Sea of No Cares by Great Big Sea
1. In the Arms of An Angel by Sarah McLaughlin
2. Lyin Eyes by the Eagles
3. Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
4. Running on Empty by Jackson Browne
5. Life for Rent by Dido
6. Strong Enough by Sheryl Crowe
7. I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone by Jimmy Cliff
8. A Place In This World by Taylor Swift
9. Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield
10. Let Love In by The Goo Goo Dolls
11. Breathe by Faith Hill
I found this book to be slow and confusing. It took forever to get into but I didn't give up and was finally able to get into it. There were so many different people doing completely different things that I couldn't keep up. The story idea is a great one I think if some of the non-essential things were taken out that it would pick up and be an easy and less confusing book.
I would rate this book a 3 out of 5!
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
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