Deceitful Truths

Deceitful Truths

by Maggie Thom


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A week of her life is missing… And now someone is trying to steal the secret, she’s desperate to protect.

Doing whatever it takes to protect her family, Tarin abandons her abusive marriage, rescues her son and flees across country. Lost and unsure who to trust, she hopes her new job with a Private Investigator, Knight’s Associates, will give her the connections and resources she needs to find answers. Seven days of her life are missing and she doesn’t know why but the consequences of it are undeniable.

Graham’s company, Knight’s Associates, has been hacked, they are being inundated with false leads. The past is coming back to haunt them but how does the new assistant they hired, play into it? Is she truly helping them solve cyber-crimes or is she selling off their high-security information? Is that why someone is trying 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...

“Maggie Thom’s talent for mixing mystery, intrigue and romance becomes a masterpiece begging to be read.” Tome Tender

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991727261
Publisher: Glenna Mageau
Publication date: 10/03/2018
Series: Caspian Wine Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Award winning author, Maggie Thom grew up in a house full of books and often made weekly trips to the library to get more. Reading was her go to. She started experimenting with writing at a young age, letting her imagination take her away on many adventures. She has written everything from technical writing, to nonfiction, to fiction for all ages, along with poems and short stories. She finally settled on her love of puzzles, mysteries and roller coaster rides and now writes suspense/thrillers that will take you on one heck of an adventure. Author of The Caspian Wine Series - Captured Lies (Award-Winning) and Deceitful Truths with Split Seconds (Award-Winning) and her other published novels, Tainted Waters (Award-Winning) and her Deadly Ties. Take the adventure and enjoy 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

Table of Contents

Tarin needs to discover the truth about the week that she is missing. Someone deliberately drugged her and had a plan, one that she will go to any lengths to protect.

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Deceitful Truths 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
tomjohnson1940 More than 1 year ago
“Mystery And Suspense Brings The Story To A Boiling Climax.” After Tarin Madsen Roth escapes from her abusive husband she applies for employment at Knights Associates, hoping to uncover her own mysterious past. Accessing their high-profile accounts throws suspicion on her, however. Someone is out to destroy Caspian Winery, and they are targeting Knights Associates to stop their investigation. Tarin is suspected of being involved. Stuck with an abusive husband, and a son born out of a missing week in her life, there are questions in her past that she wants answered. These are all made clear from the beginning. Her mother is also estranged, and her father lies about her mother’s death. Nor does she know her grandfather. So many parts of her life are missing, and someone wants something from her. Is it her son? Why was she abducted, and who is the father of her child? And what has the mystery to do with the Caspian Winery? The first half of the book is a merry-go-round of twist and turns, keeping the reader in suspense. The characters keep the reader involved, and all the players start materializing by the halfway mark. The action picks up even more speed once Tarin becomes connected with Knights Associates, a computer investigative firm run by Guy Turner and Graham. This second entry in the Caspian Wine Series contains mystery and suspense that brings the story to a boiling climax. But there’s a lot left untold in the series, and I can guarantee there will be more stories set in the Caspian Wine saga. What is Bill’s background? Who is Tarin’s mother? Who is Carol? What else will we learn about LJ? Stay tuned folks, there’s more to come. Highly recommended.
JhonniP More than 1 year ago
a bit convoluted in the beginning but well worth the read and kept getting better as it went along. I am a big fan of mystery/suspense/thriller novels so it does take a lot to really knock my socks off, but there were at least several times in this book that I was caught off guard and surprised. Some things were a bit predictable, but still an engaging page turner. A few minor editing things, and some conversations could have done without the chit chat, but overall a fast paced attention- grabbing thriller. Recommend
LauraClarke More than 1 year ago
having read the first book in the “Caspian Wine” series by Maggie Thom, I was more than happy to get my hands on her latest installment “Deceitful Truths”. This whole series is so well executed, fast-paced, and totally engrossing. This book revolves around some familiar characters and some new ones, and how the lead, Tarin Roth is dealing with the unexpected fallout and complications of her missing pieces of her dysfunctional life. There are a lot of clues along the way and figuring out the “who” is behind it all is really only half the fun, as there is so much more to this book than just that. This is a fast read, and one that will appeal to fans of Mary Higgins Clark or Sandra Brown.
BrendaMax More than 1 year ago
I almost feel like I just read five books, so much happened in this one! I am surprised that in a way I almost think that I enjoyed “Deceitful Truths” more than the first one (and I loved that one) maybe because there were just so many cool subplots that were all winding together and connected that keeps you hooked trying to figure out who it is… The characters are dynamic and carry the story at a fast pace, and the conversations are real and breath real life into the characters and the story. Great plot set up and execution. Looking forward to reading more from this author soon!
BellaReadz More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars... twists, mysteries, danger, drama, and intrigue! This book really has it all. After what was a bit of a slow start for me initially, I soon found myself completely caught up in “Deceitful Truths” and experiencing Tarin’s drama along with her. Her bizarre circumstances lead her to become involved with the guys at Knight Associates (characters from Caspian Wine #1, Captured Lies) and there are more tangled webs to unravel, and she and her son are in a lot of danger. I was so caught up in this book I was bummed when it was over and I hope that this series continues on. Highly recommended for fans of thrillers/mystery.
JennaBrewster More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I’ve read from this author Maggie Thom, and I liked the other one so much (“Captured Lies”) that I was eagerly looking forward to devouring this one as well. Although there are some of the same characters as the first book in the “Caspian Winery Series”, this one features a new heroine named Tarin, and she has her life turned upside down and is in danger. This book ties in with the first, but it is not required to have read the series in order to understand what happens because the author gives enough information and the storyline stands well on its own. But you should read them because they are excellent! Great nail-biting mystery and plenty of high stakes involved.
SamRyan More than 1 year ago
Another captivating read by Maggie Thom! So often it seems I’ll read a book in a series by an author and really like it, only to be disappointed with the sequels. While this isn’t necessarily a “sequel” to “Captured Lied” (Book one in the Caspian Wine Series), it is part of the same universe and features some of the same characters. However, it can be read as a standalone if necessary (although I don’t really recommend it). Anyways, I thought this one was great! Same fast pace and exciting danger wrapped in mystery. And something I really like is that these plots are intelligent, and I don’t feel like the author talks down to us or dumbs anything down. A great, fresh voice in a genre that can at times feel like derivative copycats. Good characterization and dialogue, and it will keep you wondering until the end. Will love to read more from Maggie Thom!
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Deceitful Truths by Maggie Thom Tarin can't remember one week of her life, but she knows something bad happened. So she takes her son away from her unloving and mean husband Stephen across the country to stay with her friend, and hopes to start a fresh new life. Soon she makes new friends and things seem to be going alright. Then  she realizes something is not right at her new job, Tarin and her sons life are now in danger. She teams up with Graham to try to piece together the hidden secrets that can destroy her life forever. A fast paced page turner. I really liked Tarin, the story is very original and if filled with twist, turns and secrets. Just when I thought I had it figured out, a new turn or secret would pop up and have me at the edge of my seat. A definite all night read! I highly recommend to those who like psychological thrillers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
F Full of mystery, suspense and romance, Deceitful Truths keeps you on the edge of your seat as it pulls you into the web Maggie Thom has woven. Who did what? Why? and how are they all related? I could not read it fast mind was captivated with guessing where the next pages would take me, only to be surprised by another twist and my mind being led in a different direction. Tarin life is anything but normal...forced to run and use her talents to survive and create a new life. She wins your heart early in the story as she struggles with a secret that unravels as you read. A must read for anyone who loves mystery, suspense and romance tied into one!
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Review by Kim for Read Your Writes Book Reviews Deceitful Truths is a suspense/thriller with small romantic elements. Maggie Thom has managed to give the reader a tangled web full of lies and deceit to try to figure out. Deceitful Truths is a stand-alone story, however events which take place in Captured Lies (the first book in the Caspian Wine Series) are referred to, so if you haven't read that book, you may want to. While I liked Deceitful Truths, I found the story to be a little confusing in the beginning. It was hard to figure out who was saying what and where the story was initially going. But the cool thing about that was that it kept me wanting to read the book. Three years ago, Tarin Madsen Roth awakens to realize she has lost a week of her life and the only clue she has as to what happened is a piece of an invoice from Caspian Winery stuck to her back. Confused and alone after her father refuses to listen to her, she marries Stephen Roth. Unfortunately for Tarin, her marriage is anything but perfect. Stephen uses her as a trophy and shows her off to everyone. He’s rigid. He's distant and doesn’t show much affection for their two and a half- year-old son Chance. In fact, Stephan doesn't like for their home to show a child lives there at all. Finally getting fed up with her life and not knowing what happened to her, she takes her child and leaves. As luck would have it, Knight Associates has an opening. Now, Tarin just has to figure out who she can trust. Knight Associates, founded by Graham and his partner Guy, is experiencing some higher than normal traffic when it comes to their new cyber crimes division. Needing help, they place an ad and in walks Tarin. Tarin seems to have the perfect resume and is perfect for the job. Maybe a little too perfect. It’s soon discovered that mostly all of the new traffic is bogus, to lead them on wild goose chases. The only question is why. Add to that, Graham discovers Tarin has hacked into their computer system. As if things are not hectic enough at work, Guy has to deal with learning that things aren’t going so smoothly with his wedding to Bailey, heir to the Caspian Winery. Plus, Caspian Winery is being hit with bad wine arriving at vendors and wine shipments going missing. In it’s long history, Caspian Winery has never experienced any of these problems. With her move across country, Tarin seems to have a bullseye placed on her back. Lucky for her, Graham is there every time to save her and her son from danger. While Graham doesn’t trust Tarin, she intrigues him and makes him step up his game. In Graham, Tarin sees the man she has always wanted to have. She fears that the secrets she’s hiding will not allow them to have a chance. For me to say I didn’t know who was behind everything would be a lie. I went into the book having a pretty good idea. The only question was how and why. Deceitful Truths delivers the suspense I’m accustomed to from Maggie Thom. Her web of connect the dots will definitely have you wondering what’s going to happen next. The best part is that this book didn’t give me nightmares. Source: Author