Captured Lies by Maggie Thom

Captured Lies by Maggie Thom
Publisher: Quadessence Solutions
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Full Length (315 pgs)
Rated: 5 stars
Reviewed by Dandelion

Voted BoM by LASR Readers 2013 copy

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.

First, I have to say that this was one of the most exciting and heart stopping stories I have read in years. I think this author is fabulous. I could not believe how well this book was written.

My interest was captured on page one, then within a couple of pages the excitement and frightening events begin. I could not even read this in one sitting. I had to keep putting it down to catch my breath.

This was written so well, that even though the reader knows that the heroine, Bailey, was kidnapped at birth, this just makes the story even more fascinating as I wanted her to find out, but it took a long while. In the meantime, she and her new protector, Guy, who had been hired to find her, spend the rest of the story evading the bad guys. Note, I said bad guys, plural. They just kept popping up. One would be gotten rid of, and then another would be on their trail. It was really exciting.

People kept trying to kidnap her, kill her, and kill Guy. No matter how hard they try, they can’t seem to evade the people chasing them. Even when they reach their final destination. they are not safe.

I really loved this book, and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery. I give it 5 Stars.


  1. Whoohoo! Okay I know I’m not supposed to cry when someone writes a review but I am truly touched by your review and so honored that you found it exciting and heart stopping. That is truly my goal with my stories. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read and write the review for Captured Lies. I truly appreciate it. Did you have a favorite part of the story?

  2. Sounds suspenseful

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  3. WELL…Congrats, Maggie. That’s a great review. It makes me definitely want to read it.
    capefearlibn at gmail dot com

  4. Mary Preston says:

    Such a positive review. Well done.


  5. I am truly honored to have Captured Lies voted Book of the Month. Thank you. 🙂

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