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- Print Length: 299 pages
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- Publisher: Glenna Mageau; First Edition (2012) edition (October 15, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 15, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009RPTFIC
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- Lending: Enabled
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Captured Lies: Book One of The Caspian Wine Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Series Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
Maggie Thom does an excellent job of keeping the reader in suspense as the story slowly unfolds. With the help of a private investigator she finds that she is not who she thinks she is and there are people out there determined to stop her learning the truth.
The novel is filled with a list of suspects as long as your arm, in fact for many people the list may be too long to keep track of. This leads to a story that is surrounded by such a tangled web, it becomes unbelievable. The characters are slightly more believable; although some of them do push the edge of that envelope in being so bad it would have been nice to have had some back-story to base their actions on. The main female lead is a little wishy washy, in my opinion, given the hardships she had been through whilst growing up. I felt that this aspect of the lead character could have been used in a more productive way to infuse her with a good strong willed and decisive personality. The male lead was charming in the sort of way you would regard your eccentric uncle; he's fun to be around but after a while he becomes a bit of a bore. More time spent on character development would, again in my opinion, have added so much more depth to this novel.
The Author describes her books as"suspense, murder, mystery and romance all wrapped up in one..." fortunately there is a lack of romance in this novel, although it is hinted at in areas but, thankfully never developed. As for the suspense, yes it's there as is the murder and the mystery, but again so under-developed that, at times I felt I was reading an episode of a Mystery Machine cartoon. One of the main suspects, after remaining in the dark and unnamed, for quite a few chapters is, for no apparent reason, suddenly revealed. This really took the expectation of suspense out of the rest of the novel for me, which was so disappointing. The ending was also a little sloppy; is there going to be another book featuring these 2 characters, or was this the way the closing was meant to be?
From the beginning this novel I had a nagging feeling worming away at the back of brain, that is resembled something else I knew of. It wasn't until I was a couple of chapters in that the Lindbergh baby kidnapping struck me. I think this may have been entirely unintentional as the basis for the plot, at least I hope so.
Would I recommend this novel? Yes. If you are looking for a beach read, or something not too engrossing for a long haul flight, this would be the one for you, as long as you don't open the cover expecting great things. It's the kind of novel you can dip in and out of, fall asleep over and not feel that you've been unfaithful to it while you weren't reading it. There are a few editing issues in the form of typos, extra commas and some grammatical errors, but these don't get in the way of the story. For me though, there were parts that I really loved, and others that just didn't hit the spot.
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