Book #1 The Caspian Wine Series
Date Published: October 2012
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.
But can she do it in time...
Captured Lies won Book of the Month LAS Reviews (March 2014)
"Captured Lies is a very edge of your seat sort of book... I was totally enthralled with this book..." Tammy's Tea Time
"Maggie Thom has a hidden gem with Captured Lies!... Like an onion, each layer of this action-packed tale becomes more involved, more wickedly deceitful and more dangerous..." Tome Tender
"Captured Lies is an outstanding book and it was a book I couldn't put down..." Dee Sauter (Moderator Linda Howard Book Junkies)
Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
I think that first and foremost I want readers to forget about their life for a while and to live vicariously through someone else's. I also want people to know that although life can through curve balls (although my books go a bit to the extreme) that we all really have so much more going for us than we imagine.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Like most writers I think the most challenging thing is getting over the procrastination bug. It is fierce when it visits and can take a lot of work to get rid of. J
How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
I have written many books, only three are published though. Which is my favorite? Aaahhh what a question to ask. It's like saying which is my favorite child. J Each of them are my favorite but for different reasons. Captured Lies because it was my first. Tainted Waters because it was second book, wasn't sure I could write another good one. And Deceitful Truths because it challenged me in ways I hadn't expected.
If You had the chance to cast your main character from
who would you pick and why? Hollywood
I think Amanda Siegfried would be awesome as Bailey. She'd have to dye her hair dark as Bailey is a brunette. Amanda is not only is a good actress but I think she could really bring Bailey to life and be believable as her. She would do the role justice.
When did you begin writing?
I started to write as a young child. I'm not sure what age but I do know that at the age of 9, I wrote my first novel. I think it might have been ten small pages long. J
How long did it take to complete your first book?
The first novel that I had published, Captured Lies took about a year or so to write. I wrote it mostly on paper while driving my kids to events and sitting and waiting for them to finish.
Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
There are several authors who have inspired me over the years so I can't really say who inspired me the most. Two authors though who taught me a lot about writing and plotting were Sandra Brown and Robert Ludlum.
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
I think the whole writing and creating of the story. I love coming up with the plot, the characters and how the story is going to be pulled together. I love, love, love adding in all the twists and turns.
Describe your latest book in 4 words.
A twist of fate.
Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
I currently have two books I am writing. I plan to keep writing books for a long time.
Deadly Ties - What connection could there be between a twenty year-old murder and a thirty year-old murder and a present day attack on Kyara's mother? Did her grandmother falsely go to jail for twenty-years?
Split Seconds - Twins sisters meet for the first time as adults and soon discover that someone has gone to great lengths to keep them apart and will even kill to ensure that continues.
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine and Captured Lies won book of the Month through LAS Reviews (February 2014). She published her third novel, Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Series - Book 2), March 2014. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. She is a wholehearted nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. Married to her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine