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Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
A week of her life is missing… And now someone is trying to steal the secret, she is desperate to protect.
Doing whatever it takes to protect her family, Tarin abandons her abusive marriage, rescues her son, and flees across country. And tries to hide from her billionaire, overbearing, hotel magnate father. Lost and unsure who to trust, she uses her new job as Cyber Security with Knight’s Associates to find answers.
Seven days are gone. She doesn’t know why or who's behind it, but the consequences of it are undeniable.
Graham’s Private Investigative company, Knight’s Associates, has been hacked. They are being inundated with false leads. Is it because of their connection to The Caspian Wine Company or is their new assistant truly helping them solve cyber-crimes or is she selling off their high-security information? Is that why someone is trying 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...
Deceitful Truths is book two in The Caspian Wine Suspense Thriller Mystery Series. All books in this series can be read as a standalone. A suspense/thriller with some strong language, and situations that might bother some. All loose ends are tied up by the end of each story. Enjoy!
"Maggie Thom’s talent for mixing mystery, intrigue and romance becomes a masterpiece begging to be read.” Tome Tender
"I truly enjoyed this book, it was a thrilling ride with twists and turns I did not see coming at all…" KJ Reads a Lot
"…Just when I thought I knew who was causing the problems for Caspian Winery I’d realise I was wrong, and when I finally thought I’d guessed who was hacking into Knights Associates wham, I was wrong again!... I highly recommend it." Lindsey and Jane's Views and Reviews
“… it contains mystery and suspense that brings the story to a boiling climax…” Author Tom Johnson
"A tale of secrets, lies and manipulative characters… This fast-paced tale made me wonder what I would do to protect my life and that of my child. This tale takes readers through the many twists and turns of Tarin’s search for stability and peace. The author doesn’t disappoint." Author Patricia Gitt
"...This fast-paced tale made me wonder what I would do to protect my life and that of my child..." Author Pat Gitt
":...This tale takes readers through the many twists and turns... The author doesn't disappoint..." Author C H Jackson
"...The hiding of the mystery is exemplary and brilliantly done - running the reader in the wrong direction the entire time, until the final reveal in the last few chapters. Well done!" Julie York InDtale Magazine
"...I have never picked up a book that had so many twists and turns to it that I found myself stopping from time to time to take a second to gather my thoughts on what I had just read..." The Pleasure of Reading Today blog
"I truly enjoyed this book, it was a thrilling ride with twists and turns I did not see coming at all..." KJ Reads a Lot
"...this is definitely a book for mystery lovers who enjoy complicated story lines, and I highly recommend it." Lindsay and Jane's Views and Reviews
"...I almost feel like I just read five books, so much happened in this one!... " Brenda Maxwell - IBR
"...there were just so many cool subplots that were all winding together and connected that keeps you hooked trying to figure out who it is..." A. Johnson Indie Book Review
About the Author
- ASIN : B00ISY1JS2
- Publisher : Quadessence Press (March 4, 2014)
- Publication date : March 4, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 3874 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 394 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #742,970 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I love the story line and the emotions that come with trying to find the truth and learn who to trust. The way that the characters interact with each other is something that I could see actually happening.
This story of secrets coming out into the open and lives being shredded and put back together is one that held my attention from beginning to end.
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Deceitful Truths is a suspense/thriller with small romantic elements. Maggie Thom has managed to give the reader a tangled web full of lies and deceit to try to figure out. Deceitful Truths is a stand-alone story, however events which take place in Captured Lies (the first book in the Caspian Wine Series) are referred to, so if you haven't read that book, you may want to.
While I liked Deceitful Truths, I found the story to be a little confusing in the beginning. It was hard to figure out who was saying what and where the story was initially going. But the cool thing about that was that it kept me wanting to read the book.
Three years ago, Tarin Madsen Roth awakens to realize she has lost a week of her life and the only clue she has as to what happened is a piece of an invoice from Caspian Winery stuck to her back. Confused and alone after her father refuses to listen to her, she marries Stephen Roth. Unfortunately for Tarin, her marriage is anything but perfect. Stephen uses her as a trophy and shows her off to everyone. He’s rigid. He's distant and doesn’t show much affection for their two and a half- year-old son Chance. In fact, Stephan doesn't like for their home to show a child lives there at all. Finally getting fed up with her life and not knowing what happened to her, she takes her child and leaves. As luck would have it, Knight Associates has an opening. Now, Tarin just has to figure out who she can trust.
Knight Associates, founded by Graham and his partner Guy, is experiencing some higher than normal traffic when it comes to their new cyber crimes division. Needing help, they place an ad and in walks Tarin. Tarin seems to have the perfect resume and is perfect for the job. Maybe a little too perfect. It’s soon discovered that mostly all of the new traffic is bogus, to lead them on wild goose chases. The only question is why. Add to that, Graham discovers Tarin has hacked into their computer system.
As if things are not hectic enough at work, Guy has to deal with learning that things aren’t going so smoothly with his wedding to Bailey, heir to the Caspian Winery. Plus, Caspian Winery is being hit with bad wine arriving at vendors and wine shipments going missing. In it’s long history, Caspian Winery has never experienced any of these problems.
With her move across country, Tarin seems to have a bullseye placed on her back. Lucky for her, Graham is there every time to save her and her son from danger. While Graham doesn’t trust Tarin, she intrigues him and makes him step up his game. In Graham, Tarin sees the man she has always wanted to have. She fears that the secrets she’s hiding will not allow them to have a chance.
For me to say I didn’t know who was behind everything would be a lie. I went into the book having a pretty good idea. The only question was how and why. Deceitful Truths delivers the suspense I’m accustomed to from Maggie Thom. Her web of connect the dots will definitely have you wondering what’s going to happen next. The best part is that this book didn’t give me nightmares.