Captured Lies

· The Caspian Wine Suspense Thriller Mystery Series Book 1 · Quadessence Press
65 reviews

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"Captured Lies is an outstanding book and it was a book I couldn't put down..." Dee Sauter (Linda Howard Book Junkies)

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 wasn't normal but she's worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother 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 is a lie.

Using the skills she learned on the streets, 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 discover 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? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, 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 is the first book in The Caspian Wine Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Series. All books in this series can be read as a standalone. This is a suspense/thriller with some strong language, and scenes that might bother some. Loose ends are tied up by the end of each story. This is a story that will keep you guessing. Enjoy!


The Caspian Wine Series

    Captured Lies

    Deceitful Truths

    Split Seconds


Praise for Maggie Thom:

"Captured Lies is one of the most original and well-crafted suspense novels…" J Brewster

"… excellently written… kept my attention from the dramatic opening to the satisfying end…" Annabella Johnson

"Maggie Thom has a hidden gem with Captured Lies!... Like an onion, each layer of this action-packed tale becomes more involved, more wickedly deceitful and more dangerous..." Di - TomeTender

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Ratings and reviews

65 reviews
November 5, 2018
A lot happens from the beginning & it keeps on going, barely giving one a chance to breathe . Nail biting action, sitting on the edge of your seat drama. Love it!
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cyndy jameson
August 24, 2018
Fast paced, well written hook I couldn't put down!
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Alan Carpenter
February 20, 2024
I started skipping the unnecessary bits and found that I had skipped to the end.
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About the author

Whether her thrillers are set in a real town, city, or countryside, or one made up from her imagination, Multi-Award-Winning Author Maggie Thom writes engaging suspense thrillers that delve into a family’s lies, ties, and deceit. They are rollercoaster stories featuring strong women fighting for what they know is right but having to wade through a maze of twists and turns. Maggie believes in happily ever after but will take you on one heck of an adventure to get there.

Buckle up, you’re in for quite a ride.

Maggie grew up in a house full of books, often making a weekly trip to the library to get more. Reading was her go to when it was too cold outside to play. She started experimenting with writing at a young age, letting her imagination take her away on many adventures. She has done many real adventures with her family – white water rafting, sky diving, traveling, mountain hiking, kayaking (lakes, rivers, ocean)… Now, she writes to ensure that you get to go on thrilling adventures as well.

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Her motto: Read to escape… Escape to read…

Read… Take the adventure and enjoy the rollercoaster ride.

“Maggie Thom … proves her strength as a master of words, plots and finely chiseled characters … she weaves a brilliant cloth of the many colors of deceit.” Dii – Tome Tender

“Maggie Thom writes a fast-paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!” InDtale Magazine

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