Shadowed Footsteps

· The Twisted Deception Suspense Thriller Mystery Series Book 2 · Quadessence Press
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To protect her daughter, she will do anything—lie, cheat, and steal. But at what cost?

Lana has found her child’s father. She thinks. But he’s homeless. Or is he? In trying to reveal the truth, she uncovers way more than she bargained for. He appears to be working with Lana's mother to protect her jewelry. An old, expensive piece that as far as Lana can tell is connected to her mom's past, something she knows nothing about. Determined to find answers, Lana soon discovers that she has put her family in the direct line of sight of a man who is out to get what he believes is his.

Jordie has been running and lying his whole life but now he is using his skills and position for one thing, to take down the notorious Joe Brown. His father. But he can’t do it alone. The last attempt almost got him killed.

Lana forces Jordie to work with her and to use his skills and connections to protect her family. But she's truly not sure if he's the problem… or the solution… He has a connection to the man they are trying to stop. So, is Jordie really working with her? Or for him?

Can they stop a man notorious for his brutality and his success before he takes the one thing that means the world to Lana?

Sheila grew up in a Foster Home run by Mrs. Stephanos. Now, thirty-five years later, the bauble she played with as a child, has arrived. And it is worth over a million dollars. She is the second of the foster sisters to receive her jewelry. But who is sending them out? And what is their end game?

Shadowed Footsteps is book 2 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!

"Intriguing, suspenseful, mysterious and yes thriller! WOW!" MH

"Fostered Identity is a fast-paced book with intricately woven plots and subplots…" Patricia Salser

"This is a cracking thriller, full of twists and turns all the way through…" Silver

"Maggie Thom, writes such engrossing stories. You won't be disappointed…" Kal B.


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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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