Title: Deceitful Truths
Series: Caspian Winery Series #2
Author: Maggie Thom
Publication Date: March 12th, 2014
He created a legacy that no one could imagine...
Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn't know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the job at Knights Associates, where she'll help them solve cyber crimes but also be able to use their connections and resources to find her own answers. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?
Graham and his partner Guy, can't keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention as not only have they been hacked but Guy's family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she's been accessing their high-security accounts, he realizes the cause of their predicament might be closer then he thought. Is there new assistant behind the problems they're having? If she's so innocent why does someone want to abduct her?
Tarin and Graham discover that although they don't trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin's nightmare plays out? An eighty year old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate and be the one secret that will keep her and Graham apart as neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget...
(Standalone but is a Sequel/Companion Novel to Captured Lies)
And now an Excerpt from 'Deceitful Truths'
Her eyebrows drew together and then she glanced at her phone. "Oh my god, I've got to get going. Jesus, I did it to him again." She dug in her purse and threw down some money before jumping to her feet. "Sorry."
She ran out the door before he barely made it to his feet. He quickly pulled out some money only to realize she'd left enough for the full bill. He ran out after her and headed back to the office. She was just pulling out of the parking lot. She either didn't see him waving or deliberately ignored him. He was tempted to follow her but knew that would be pointless. Friday afternoon traffic could sometimes be more crippling than rush hour during the week. Sighing he went to the office. As he walked by her desk, he glanced at her computer but kept going. When he reached his door he just stood there. Did she or didn't she?
It was something he knew would piss him off to no end but he told himself that he was only trying to protect her. He suspected that she had as much firsthand knowledge as the women she was trying to help and he needed to protect his company. He sat down at her desk and logged onto her computer. This time she'd forgotten to clear her tracks, which made it so much easier to hack into her website.
The information he was reading, the stories the women were telling made him feel nauseous and sick. Kind of like the morning after a really heavy binge. He'd read about incidents of abuse and had seen some of it but it had never been a part of his life. He'd never really been exposed to it, been this close to it. It was just too unbelievable for words. He had to close his eyes at one point or he thought he'd throw up. About to log out he noticed there was a message centre. Guilt started thumping at his chest telling him he was making a big mistake when he opened her emails. What he read though stopped his heart almost completely.The real problem was what was he supposed to do about it?
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime,
twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first book Captured
Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages
Magazine. She is excited to publish her third novel, Deceitful Truths, March 2014. An avid
reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author
by making it happen. She is an avid nature lover and likes nothing better than taking a book,
hiking to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and reading. Married to her best friend, she is
learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years.
Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine