Fostered Identity

· The Twisted Deception Suspense Thriller Mystery Series Book 1 · Quadessence Press
19 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. Desperate to find her sister and keep it quiet, Shyla soon gets pulled into something so much bigger… 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 with only one possible outcome.

Emerald was the first of eight foster girls. The jewelry, she thought was fake and looked after as a teenager, are resurfacing. Thirty-five years later. And worth millions. 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!

The Twisted Deception Series should be read in order:

Fostered Identity

Shadowed Footsteps

Exploited Innocence

Lost Tears

Last Betrayal



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Ratings and reviews

19 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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Shana Hays
July 10, 2023
Great Page-Turner.
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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

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