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Captured Lies: Book One of The Caspian Wine Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Series Kindle Edition
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Her antagonists, Geoffrey and Mr. Lund, two vipers, each for his own hidden agenda, send out killers after her. Guy takes her on the run, cross country, and finds himself a marked man too. He too will have to die, if only to get through him to Bailey. The two men were despicable. No saving grace at all, but fate has a way of intervening when the question is between then good and the bad.
This book could be a best seller but for those glitches that mar good stories; the author’s penchant for saying,“more then,” instead of “more than,” and some others encountered here and there. There also seemed to be lost scenes from the book when the story seemed to have skipped ahead with no clear explanation as to what happened during those lost scenes. I noticed this on two occasions. On the whole, it was a great read.
However, I do think the story needs a bit more work. It seemed a bit wordy to me, and I was a little irritated that it took Guy so long to tell Bailey about her real family. The prolonging didn't feel natural, and it seemed to be held back to keep the suspense going. I give the entertainment value 5 stars and the execution 3 stars which gave it an average of 4. That said, I will read more from this author, and I look forward to reading book 2 of the series.
This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat kind of crime/mystery. The action and suspense just kept coming! Every time I sat down to read, it was for longer than I intended. Bailey and Guy, the main characters, are likeable and have real flaws, not stereotypical as you find in many stories. I could not predict how they would handle situations which made them believable. The author took her time to build credible relationships and unfold the plot. There were plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing.
Guy, a private detective, is hired by an adoptive relative to find her long, lost granddaughter Cassidy, who was kidnapped at birth. Bailey finds out from Guy, after the woman she thought was her mother dies, that she has been living a lie. Not even her name is real. No one is as they seem and she is not sure who she can trust. Instead of living the luxurious life of the wealthy young heiress she should have been entitled, her childhood was poverty and moving from town to town, scrounging the streets with the woman she called “mother” to survive. Her reappearance spells disastrous consequences for two very powerful and dangerous men who will stop at nothing to make her disappear.
This is Book 1 in the Caspian Wine Series. I fully intend to read the next book! I highly recommend this exciting and well plotted mystery.
It was a fascinating tale of a stolen baby, many people who had secrets to keep and a bit of romance thrown in as well.
There were a ton of characters to keep straight and at times I skimmed parts as there were just so many details about all of the shady characters. There were also times where things weren't explained or some of the early conversations between Guy and Bailey were drawn out and a bit hard to read.
However overall it was a good book and the end was satisfying.
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