Caspian Winery Series #2
By- Maggie Thom
Publication Date- March 12th, 2014
He created a legacy that no one could imagine...
Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn't know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the job at Knights Associates, where she'll help them solve cyber crimes but also be able to use their connections and resources to find her own answers. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?
Graham and his partner Guy, can't keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention as not only have they been hacked but Guy's family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she's been accessing their high-security accounts, he realizes the cause of their predicament might be closer then he thought. Is there new assistant behind the problems they're having? If she's so innocent why does someone want to abduct her?
Tarin and Graham discover that although they don't trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin's nightmare plays out? An eighty year old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate and be the one secret that will keep her and Graham apart as neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget...
(Standalone but is a Sequel/Companion Novel to Captured Lies)
And now an Excerpt from 'Deceitful Truths'
"Steve!" That barely got her a glance as he moved across the living room to sit in his leather and chrome chair. Usually he'd have reminded her that he preferred to be called Stephen.
She looked at Chance who had come up behind her and was clinging to the back of her leg. His eyes were full of tears and his bottom lip was sticking out. The pain that zapped through her heart dropped her to her knees. She gathered him to her, picked him up and went down the hallway to his bedroom.
"Oh, baby. I'm so sorry."
"Oh honey. He's just–" a jerk. Not something she could tell a two year old. "Not your fault."
That was it. The tears flowed like a river bursting free of a dam. She hugged her son tight to her chest not wanting him to see but she knew she wasn't keeping anything from him when she felt his little body convulse with sobs as well. She worked hard to stem her emotions, her son was already carrying too much guilt for someone so young. He snuggled against her. His tiny arms held her with a strangling hold that just reminded her all the more how fragile her beautiful boy was. Yet she felt so connected and so loved in that moment, she realized how strong he was as well.Time for her to do right by him. She held him with tenderness but there was an underlying desperation that one day he could be ripped from her arms, gone forever. Her heart felt like it was being crushed by the weight of her mistakes. The things she'd ignored for too long. Her body convulsed as nothing was going to stop the tidal wave of emotion. At some point she must have fallen asleep, for the next thing she knew she was being shaken awake.
I love to listen to music while I write. It’s good company and sometimes it gives me inspiration or ideas. Here are a number of the songs I listened to while writing Deceitful Truths. I hope you enjoy them them as much I did and do. :)
Too Little Too Late by Barenaked Ladies
Too Little Too Late by Barenaked Ladies
About The Author-
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 book Captured
Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages
Magazine. She is excited to publish her third novel, Deceitful Truths, 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 an avid nature lover and likes nothing better than taking a book,
hiking to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and reading. 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