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Published March 2014…

Deceitful Truths Synopsis:

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)

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I received this email and was so touched by the review and comments, I had to post this review of Tainted Waters

Website: http://womenwhothinktoomuch.wordpress.com
Comment: Tainted Waters by Maggie Thom
Thom’s book was like one of my Nana’s triple layered chocolate cakes, impossible to 
walk away from without licking the plate. (No, I did not lick my Nook. However, this 
was a one-night read for me and that’s my highest compliment.) This truth-seeking 
journey had danger, betrayal, generational family ties and romance. It was captivating
from the very first page and it caught my full attention.
Thom mixed all the right ingredients to create a delicious recipe for an entertaining 
night under the covers. I wasn’t putting down Tainted Waters until I knew that Sam and 
Keegan were…oops! Can’t tell you!
The plot’s seamless, twisting turns and the tension-building exploits kept me flipping 
the pages. The characters had depth and color, they were very easy to connect with and 
I’m looking forward to.
People always say, "Don't quit your day job". Well it's definitely not true in this case.
Time: July 8, 2013 at 10:46 am

Tainted Waters

Suspense & Thriller Book of the Year

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TaintedWaters400x800To 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 – Book of the Month Book of the Month Seal

CapturedLiesFINAL 800 x 600“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
Lets Get Real Chattin with Catherine
Alberta, Canada

“Wow… you had me laughing and crying and tense….”

H. Dougherty


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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Escape to read and Read to escape!


49 thoughts on “Home

  1. Catching up with you and your writing Maggie, loved it so far and enjoying the tasters. Good luck with your latest when it is out. I shall keep an eye out. Thanks for popping into my blog too…appreciated. Good luck. :)


      • Thanks Maggie, it was the brain child of another author who was friends with Editor, Writer and Blogger, Maxine Clarke, and wanted to mark her death in a special way and so fund-raising for the hospice where she died seemed the best way. I hope it does well and raises lots of funds as hospices do not receive any government funding and exist on donations alone. :)


  2. Hi Maggie, your book sounds fantastic! I bought it but have not read it yet. Plan to soon and will review. Please keep in touch and follow me everywhere. Best wishes for success!


  3. Dear Maggie,
    Thank you for putting your wonderful review of WWTTM on Smashwords. I loved the Pamela Shine interview and I bought her books. I am really honored that you asked to host me on your blog, I consider it a huge compliment. You are amazing and do a fantastic job. I will let you know when I feel ready and meanwhile will try to fill out the questions or invent a few new ones as I go! I am working on a review for Captured Lies, loved it. Had to peek at the ending, couldn’t take the suspense. Bad reader!
    I do my best on Twitter to support you and other writers but don’t really know what I’m doing! I don’t know how to do much but retweet. I don’t know how to include an address in my own tweets, like yours. I need a grandkid to visit and give me a crash course! Unless you want to write a how to tweet for authors! You give so much time and effort to other authors and in addition to your fantastic writing, I love that quality about you. Thank you! Jeanne Marie


    • Oh wow. You’ll have to wait while I blink away my tears of gratitude. Thank you. Your message has really touched me and is a good reminder for me that my main goal is in helping others, in inspiring others to step into their dreams and to believe in themselves. You are such an inspiration to me. Your story – Women Who Think Too Much – is not only well written but so powerful and so important for everyone to read. I thank you for writing it, it was a great reminder to me that when we judge someone we really have no idea what their story is or what they are living with. Your strength in stepping out and sharing it is so commendable. :) All of the things you are doing on Twitter are awesome. I’m not sure I still get it after a few years on there but to me Twitter is about connecting, sharing your stuff and helping others share theirs. All of which you do and I am forever thankful for your support. When you are ready to do your interview I am more then happy to host you. Thank you my gifted writer and author friend.


  4. Hi Maggie. as you might know, I have a little corner on my blog for books of my fellow bloggers. If you want like me to mention one of your books in there too, please let me know. It would be my pleasure to do so.
    groetjes, Francina


  5. Hi Maggie, nice to meet you. Thank you for following my blog. I just bought your book for my Nook. It sounds intriguing! I love mysteries! I hope we can keep in touch. I love to meet new people and make friends.


  6. Hi Maggie and thanks for stopping by and liking my post. I appreciate the follow as well. It’s great to meet you. I was reading through your posts last night and am so intrigued by your writing. I will be following and look forward to reading more…


  7. Wow, nice to meet you Maggie and thanks for liking my blog today – lovely to meet you. I shall be back and have a good look round later in the week. Looks very interesting. Do pop back and say hello to me when you can. Good luck with all your books. Jane


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