Monday, February 17, 2014

Captured Lies by Maggie Thom-- Review

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...

My Review:

This is a fast-paced suspense that surrounds Bailey trying to figure out what is going on and not only who she truly is, but why everyone is suddenly wanting her dead.

I enjoyed this book, although there were a couple of points that it wasn't really clear to me how all the parties ended up at the same place at the same time. But, that did not effect the overall enjoyment of the book.

I liked the character of Bailey and understood her need to always be on guard--the lessons her mother instilled in her over her childhood were deep-rooted. And, I LOVED the character of Guy-- he was torn between his duty to his step-grandmother and his desire to protect Bailey.

The secondary characters were interesting and I would like to have known some of them better--perhaps if this is part of a series, I can get to know them better over time. There is still a lot of room for Guy and Bailey to grow both together and separately, and I would like to learn more about Graham.

About the Author:
Maggie Thom made the hard decision to freefall, leaving her successful, twenty year career in management, to follow her dream and passion to write full time. The leap has been adventurous and very enlightening. A long-time reader and writer, she was thrilled with the release of her first novel, Captured Lies in the fall of 2012 and her second novel, Tainted Waters released April 30th, 2013. She is busy writing her third novel, Deceitful Truths to be published late 2013 or early 2014. Having married her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience, help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years.

She can be found at:

Captured Lies is available to buy at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, or other online sites.


  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Captured Lies and hosting me on your blog. I really appreciate it. Deceitful Truths, a sequel to Captured Lies is being published March, 2014. You do learn a lot more about Graham and some more about Bailey and Guy. Thank you.

  2. I love your writing, Maggie! It is rare to see characters so multi-faceted; they are always compelling. And I love your plots; they really keep me guessing what will happen next. I am eagerly awaiting Deceitful Truths!


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