Maggie's Image: A Maggie Mcgill Mystery

Maggie's Image: A Maggie Mcgill Mystery

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by Sharon Burch Toner
     
 
When Florida psychotherapist, Maggie McGill, plans a vacation visit to her daughter, Allie, in California the mysterious events initially seem only coincidences. But as the visit is plagued by a series of increasingly dangerous events they begin to fear for their safety.

The two unsuspecting women are caught up in a mystery that causes them to follow a twisting

Overview

When Florida psychotherapist, Maggie McGill, plans a vacation visit to her daughter, Allie, in California the mysterious events initially seem only coincidences. But as the visit is plagued by a series of increasingly dangerous events they begin to fear for their safety.

The two unsuspecting women are caught up in a mystery that causes them to follow a twisting trail of terror and uncover a diabolical conspiracy that threatens their very lives.

Who is the inscrutable Sufi mystic who provides aid through their travails? How did he become part of their adventures?

This is suspenseful story telling at it peak of gripping power tempered by a sense of fun and lighthearted mystery.

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Kirkus Reviews
2014-07-09
Toner's (Maggie's Ghost, 2013, etc.) reissued firstentry in the Maggie McGill mystery series, featuring a psychotherapist/amateursleuth and her beautiful photographer daughter, Allie.Florida resident Maggie McGill visits her 30-something daughter, Allie, inSouthern California, never guessing that a casually taken snapshot at the LAairport will have huge repercussions. Initially, Maggie dismisses the fact thatshe keeps running into people from her flight in both Los Angeles and SanFrancisco. She also believes that a firmly embedded rock that rolls down thehill and lands inches from her is a fluke. However, when Brigitte, ahoneymooning French woman she met on the plane, disappears, and one of Maggie'smysterious followers turns out to be a CIA agent, Maggie and her daughteraccept that they have become the quarry of some very dangerous people—thoughthey still do not understand why. Featuring beautiful scenery, delicious meals,hints of romance and a miraculously conflict-free mother-daughter relationship,this cozy has just the rightamount of suspense. Maggie, a mature woman of indeterminate age, is a looker,as agent Harry Cavanaugh clearly finds her appealing. The most intriguingcharacter, however, is Hadi, a prescient, serene man whoseinvolvement in the case remains unexplained. The Middle Eastern villains seem abit clichéd and dated (although the novel was initially released in 2008), andreferences to them as "Arabs" skirt political correctness; however, the motiveis secondary to the action itself. The apparent resolution of the plot withnearly 50 pages left in the book is initially troubling, but Toner doesn'tdisappoint; the most harrowing scenes occur at the end of the book. Best yet,the excerpt from the second book shows that Hadi returns.A very pleasant introduction to a promising mystery series;and there's no wait for subsequent books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440419287
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/17/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Sharon Burch Toner's Irish grandmother gave her a lifelong appreciation for a story well told. She pursued a career as a psychotherapist for nearly twenty years before she turned to writing as the only reasonable form of work. She lives in Arizona and California.

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Maggie's Image: A Maggie Mcgill Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Great characters. Great adventure. Exciting plot that features a mother and daughter team caught up in an increasingly dangerous adventure. Enter a mysterious Sufi mystic and a weary CIA operative, both working to help the two women unravel the mystery.
DesertFriend More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed following this mother daughter team through their adventures. It was an easy read, and kept me curious about where it was going. Toner has a friendly, inviting style that is very personal....as if she's telling the story in person. I'm looking forward to following this author to her next one!