Fostered Identity

· The Twisted Deception Suspense Thriller Mystery Series Book 1 · Quadessence Press
13 reviews

About this ebook

Can they catch a thief by being a thief?

Her teenage sister has run away. It's her fault. And on her watch.

Shyla thought she was doing the right thing by helping her teenage sister gain a little freedom, she never expected she'd bolt on her. Desperate to keep it quiet, she searches everywhere but soon discovers there is much more at stake… a heist. That of stealing her mom's newly acquired million-dollar jewelry.

Damien is a good guy running from an awful past. When his brother ends up in the hospital, he is determined to stop the one man who is destroying their lives. He will break all his promises, even steal, if it will end their father's control.

Shyla and Damien work together to plan a heist, catch a crook and save her family. An impossible crime that will bring them surprises they didn't see coming.

Emerald grew up in a foster family. She was the first of eight girls. As a teenager she was given jewelry to look after. She was told they were fake. Thirty-five years later, they are resurfacing. They are worth millions. And worth stealing. Who is sending them out? And who wants them, at all costs?

Fostered Identity is book 1 in The Twisted Deception Suspense Thriller Mystery Series. All books in the series have standalone stories. But the story running in the background, the story that connects all the books, will keep you reading. Who is behind sending out the gems and what is their end game? An engaging thriller mystery with some interesting twists. Enjoy!

"Another brilliant book from this author... Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop." MAP

"The story is complex and will keep you reading. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery." S. Fetz

“…fast-paced and kept me guessing." Author Christine Jackson

"…the intrigue gets more and more intense and you just cannot put it down… Highly recommended." Steve Boncyk


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13 reviews
Ken Lingenfelter
May 25, 2021
A father that faked his death, two sons who were abused. Their father is a thief and wanted his sons to do the same. Jewels worth millions are the current target. The father threatens the sons with death. This is a page turner with many twists and turns. I had trouble putting this one down
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About the author

Want to take an adventure beyond your fingertips?

Award winning author, Maggie Thom loves the challenge of creating a web of secrets, lies and deceit. She doesn’t want you to figure it out until the end. Author of The Caspian Wine Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Series – Captured Lies (Award Winning), Deceitful Truths & Split Seconds (award winning) - and her other individual novels Tainted Waters (2013 Suspense/Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine), Deadly Ties, Fractured Lines, and Blurred Lines (free on her website Her new series, The Twisted Deception Series - Fostered Identity, Shadowed Footsteps, Exploited Innocence (2022), Lost Tears (2022), and Last Betrayal (2022). Take the roller coaster ride. It’s worth it.

Her motto: Read to escape… Escape to read…

"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 - TomeTender

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