Title- Captured Lies
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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A short history/bio on each of the main characters:
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.
Can you share the playlist you listened to when you wrote ‘Captured Lies’ ?
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
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
Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Maggie-Thom/e/B009WSTDG8