by Maggie Thom
Deadly Ties is a book about a twisted town, how two families are intertwined. From murders and corruption to a mystery, Deadly Ties is a story brings a man and a woman together. This romantic suspenseful story will have you rereading it so that you are sure to catch every detail.
Kyara left town as soon as she could after graduating. She put herself through college and had been living a pretty good life as a business owner. She stayed in contact with her shut-in mother, however, it was something that she did out of loyalty. Her mother was a good person, but suffered from extreme depression.
Elizabeth, Kyara’s grandmother was released from jail after serving twenty years for a murder she didn’t commit. That’s not to say that she didn’t really kill anyone, she was serving for the wrong murder. Kyara, after twenty years, still carried a grudge because her grandmother abandoned her and left her alone with her mother. Elizabeth was the person in Kyara’s life who loved her, showed her things, taught her lessons in her life. At least that is what she remembered.
When checking on her mother one day, Kyara discovered that her mother’s house was trashed, dirty and broken into. Her mother lay on the floor, unconscious. Knowing that it was more than a random break in, Kyara begin looking into all the suspicious activity that she began to notice while she is in the hospital recuperating.
Ryan comes back to town to run a golf course owned by his friend, Jasper’s family. Jasper was hoping that Ryan managing the golf course, he would earn brownie points with his family for making a successful business out of the failing course.
As the story progresses, Ryan and Kyara get thrown together trying to solve the mystery of Kyara’s mother’s assault, the disappearances, and all the suspicious goings on around town. Oh, and how Jasper’s family and Kyara’s grandmother are all intertwined in this story of suspicion, murder, illegal activity and love found.
This is the first book that I have read by Maggie Thom and honestly, I didn’t get hooked right away. But, soon, I was so hooked I couldn’t put the book down. I loved this story and wish for more from Maggie Thom.
More About Deadly Ties
With her mom in a coma, Kyara is determined to discover who is behind the brutal attack. Does her grandmother’s recent release from jail have anything to do with it? The police believe that some meth addicted youth are responsible but what Kyara uncovers is shocking. Is anyone telling the truth? Even Ryan who she thought might be able to help her is harnessing his own dark secret. Is he truly trying to help her or does he have his own agenda?
The golf course wasn’t built because the sport was gaining in popularity but to hide a deadly secret. Those responsible are determined to keep it buried and those who know anything are being silenced. Kyara finds herself trying to catch an old woman, stay ahead of those trying to kill her and unveil the truth. But can she do it before a town pays the ultimate price?
“The plot was intricate and it made me want to finish it quickly so I could discover all the mysteries. There was lots of action, a love story and a good depiction of strong women which I really liked. “ – C H-Jackson
“A Deep Mystery With Hidden Treachery And Suspense. Maggie Thom is one of the best suspense writers in today’s fiction. Highly recommended.” – Virginia E. Johnson
“Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!” – InDtale Magazine
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, when it was too cold outside to play. She started experimenting with writing at a young age letting her imagination take her away on many adventures. Maggie has written everything from technical writing, to nonfiction, to fiction for children, youth and adults, along with poems and short stories. She finally settled on her love of puzzles, mysteries and roller coasters and now writes suspense/thrillers that will take you on one heck of a ride. Author of The Caspian Wine Series – Captured Lies and Deceitful Truths with Split Seconds to be out late 2016 – and her other published novel, Tainted Waters (2013 Suspense/Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine). Her latest novel, Deadly Ties had just been released.
Her motto: Read to escape… Escape to read…
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