“Captivating and intense. Full of twists and turns.” – Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Tainted Waters to be published April 2013
To read chapter one and part of chapter two, click here: http://wp.me/P2ydBl-3Z
He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her…
Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam decides to move to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there twenty years before. Or did he? Snooping is something she’s good at but someone seems to be taking offence to her looking too closely at what has been happening at the lake. What she discovers is shocking. Now she must uncover what’s real and what’s not. All that she learned growing up, may be false. Keegan who has recently moved to the area to finish his latest book is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes or was murdered? The descendants of the four families who own the land around the lagoon are dying off. Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones questioning the deaths, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? Why would there be barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find the answers and convince others, before more people are killed… including them.
“…you will be captured in a thrilling page turner…” Ruth King
“Captured Lies got one of my RARE 5 star
ratings.” Read Your Writes Book Reviews
… Captured Lies…. It’s a fascinating read, amazing for a first novel! Fast paced and impossible to put down! …It’s a journey filled with underlying human frailty and flaws, the best and worst of our human behaviour and choices. I loved Maggie’s attention to her characters’ detail, she made them all come alive! The ones I despised and those endearing were equally well represented… thank you for stepping out and sharing your gifts Maggie…
Catherine Whelan Costen
Author/Publisher/Internet Radio Show Host/producer
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“Wow… you had me laughing and crying and tense….”
She looked down and 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 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.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 hadn’t been normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. She finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then her mom suddenly 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 was a lie. Growing up on the run has prepared Bailey for once again, fleeing to stay alive. Using the skills she learned on the street, 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 uncover 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? To discover the truth, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets dating back over thirty years.
But can she do it in time…
Captured Lies…. Published October 17th, 2012
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