Secret Ties

Secret Ties

by S. J. Graves


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ISBN-13: 9780759646872
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 0.55(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Secret Ties 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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At age nine, Tyler Kane has had enough. She's been shuttled from one foster home to another in those nine years, and her latest overseers are by far the worst. Tyler represents little more than slave labor to the Barltons, and a monthly check they receive from Social Services for her care. What care this child gets is minimal. Her heart and spirit are literally withering away in a cold and hopeless environment. Tyler prays day and night to find a better life somehow. She wants the kind of happiness she can 'wrap up in a little ball and store in her heart where no one could touch it.' Geneva Douglas is wealthy, beautiful and sweet-appearing on the outside, tough as nails on the inside. She has grieved for years over the death of her best friend, Celia, and the subsequent loss and disappearance of Celia's baby. Geneva's life is one of privilege, security. She is surrounded by loyal friends, devoted employees, and a protective ex-lover, James, who would gladly die to keep her safe. James and Geneva work as operatives for '94', a U.S. Security Agency. Both are the best in the business and work hand in glove as a team. Tyler and Geneva cross paths in a lovely California park where both have gone in search of answers. After that chance meeting, Tyler moves from a life of abuse and neglect into a world of privilege and unconditional love. The lonely child cannot help but fear that this new and wondrous life is a dream that will be snatched away at any second. The author alternates effectively between the loving relationship established by Tyler and Geneva, and the dark, dangerous underworld that is Geneva's work life. Ms. Graves introduces us to the crazed nemesis Ryan Walsh, who has been driven over the edge by the death of his pregnant wife and unborn child. Walsh is bent on destroying Geneva and James and focuses on this goal with maniacal determination. Walsh's cohorts are equally evil and determined, but for different reasons. To make the story even more intriguing, the vicious Mr. Barlton resurfaces with a goal of reclaiming Tyler as the family slave. Secrets are revealed and mysteries resolved. Terror and evil battle with courage and love to claim the life of one small girl. Ms. Graves told this story well, and held my interest until the very last page. Her book is well worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is a must read for anyone who likes lots of action and suspense. I got immersed into the world of Geneva Douglas,agent and bussinesswoman. Tyler Kane the little girl in the novel is a child that everyone wants to claim as their own. A host of other characters kept me immersed in a world of deceit, lies and deadly secrets. This novel is a real page-turner.