giovedì 28 luglio 2016

Review & Giveaway: Deadly Ties by Maggie Thom


Deadly Ties
by Maggie Thom

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GENRE: Suspense/Thriller

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BLURB:

Is her grandmother guilty of murder?

Kyara finds herself pulled into the past needing to solve a 30-year-old crime to determine if it has anything to do with her mom’s recent attack. Kyara is desperately trying to find the one woman who just might have answers – her convicted and recently released from jail, grandmother. She is elusive but seems to be leading Kyara on a path to right some wrongs. Those responsible though, will go to any lengths to keep their secret buried and silence those who know anything. Kyara finds herself locked in a battle but she’s just not sure who really is the enemy. Is Ryan, who’s not who he says he is, there to help her or to stop her at all costs?

Time is of the essence as the golf course that looks pristine and beautiful… is also deadly.
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My Review:

It 's a truly gripping thriller full of action and suspense involving three generations of women of a family.
Her mother is in a coma and her grandmother in prison: Kyara is very confused, what hides her family? Her grandmother was sentenced for a crime she did not commit, now wants revenge and Kyara is forced to discover some secrets about her family, to understand what really happened. But she must do it quickly because she is in danger. Of who she can really trust?
The plot is well developed and well woven, the pace is fast with many twists and turns. There are many characters and this creates a bit of confusion at the beginning but with the passage of the pages makes  reading  much more interesting. It's really a total page turner and I can't wait to get to the end to find out the truth.
Highly recommended




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EXCERPT:


"That's all you've got? Nothing? No one? And no reason? You're telling me this is random?" Kyara pushed to her feet knowing this was a waste of time. Before she could move though, the door opened and another police officer came into the room. He nodded at the other one who got up and left. He then closed the door. Kyara's eyes widened.

"Have a seat please."

It didn't sound like a request but an order. Kyara tentatively sat down, never taking her eyes off him. Something had shifted. There was something very ominous about the man, she just wasn't sure if it was his overly bushy eyebrows, his military cut steel grey hair, his six foot five, two-hundred-and-fifty-pound frame, the rigid way he was holding himself or the hard look on his face. She almost got the feeling they felt she was guilty. Realizing he was talking, she pulled her mind back to the conversation.

"...please tell me about your relationship with Elizabeth Wilson?"

It dawned on her that she'd missed who he was, his rank and what this was about. But that wasn't something she was about to ask him to repeat. Her stomach felt weighted with rocks. "Uh, she's my grandmother." What has she done now?

"And where is she?"

"What?"

"You know she got out of prison a while ago?"

"Yes."

"Well she hasn't shown up for her parole meetings for the last month. Any idea where she is?"

"No." One thing Getty had taught her was to keep your answers short and then they'd never come back to bite her.

"Any idea where she might be?"

"No."

"Have you seen her?"

"No." Kyara clasped her hands tightly into fists.

"If you hear from her, you'll let us know?"

"Yes."

The policeman stared at her with a look that almost had her diving under the table but she could hear Getty telling her to grow a backbone and not let anyone intimidate her. She felt like a bowl of mush on the inside but sat rigidly looking in his direction just not directly into his eyes. It was another tip her grandmother had given her, as a way of standing up to someone without really intimidating them but not really backing down either. Finally, he stood up, so Kyara followed suit.

"If you hear from Elizabeth, please let us know."

Kyara nodded, "I will. And you'll let me know when you've caught the person who damn near killed my mom, right?"

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty-year career in management, to write full time. She 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 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 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, published May 17th, 2016.
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

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Maggie Thom will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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32 commenti:

  1. Yay. There is a lot going on. So glad you found it a page turner. Who was your favorite character?
    Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Deadly Ties. I truly appreciate it.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Thank you! I think my favorite character was Kyara and I could not help but cheer for her grandmother!!

      Elimina
    2. I had so much fun creating the grandmother. She's definitely feisty.

      Elimina
  2. Good evening to you! I really appreciate you offering us this giveaway. Thanks and have an awesome day!

    RispondiElimina
  3. Risposte
    1. Hi Kim. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. This is near the beginning of the story when things are just starting to get intense for Kyara. Thank you for stopping by.

      Elimina
  4. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing your review :)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Hi Victoria. Glad it sounds like a great book. What types of books do you like to read? Thank you for stopping by.

      Elimina
    2. As a kid I started off with mysteries and thrillers and as an adult I've expanded to romance but my heart lies with a good mystery.

      Elimina
  5. Hello! Stopping by and thanking you for the giveaway. Have yourself one terrific day!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Hi. Thank you Liz. I hope you get a chance to read it. Thank you for stopping by.

      Elimina
  7. Hello Maggie, deadly ties sounds great, looking forward to reading your books. Thank you

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Hi Linda. Thank you. I hope you do get a chance to read them. Thank you for stopping by.

      Elimina
  8. Hello Maggie, deadly ties sounds great, looking forward to reading your books. Thank you

    RispondiElimina
  9. Good Morning! Have a great weekend and thanks once again for a great giveaway

    RispondiElimina
  10. Hi, Maggie! Had a little surgery done and missed the date. Wanted to say "hello" and send my wishes for a successful tour! P.S. Received the updated tour schedule--thanks!
    --Michael

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Hi Michael. I hope you are healing well. Thank you for stopping in.

      Elimina
  11. Good Sunday Morning to you and thanking you once again for the opportunity you've given us to win.

    RispondiElimina
  12. Hope you had an awesome weekend. Let's keep it positive as we start the week by saying it's gonna be a great one for all.. Thanks for the giveaway!

    RispondiElimina
  13. Thanks for the chance at winning, you're awesome! Enjoy your day and have fun!

    RispondiElimina
  14. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Hi Ally. Thank you very much. I appreciate your stopping by.

      Elimina
  15. Good morning and thank you for brimging us this great giveaway

    RispondiElimina
  16. It's Friday! We made it through another week and looking forward to the weekend. Have a great day and thanks for the giveaway

    RispondiElimina
  17. Wishing everyone a great weekend with lots of fun. Thanks for the giveaway as well.

    RispondiElimina
  18. Hey! Hope you have a good Monday and thank you for the chance at winning.

    RispondiElimina
  19. Happy Hump Day! Time is flying by but wanting to say thank you for the giveaway

    RispondiElimina
  20. Good Morning! I am back to say thank you once again for the chance to win.

    RispondiElimina
  21. It's that day so many of us look forward to...Friday! Have a good one and thank you for the chance at winning

    RispondiElimina
  22. I will be working all weekend but wishing you all a terrific one. Thanks once again for the great giveaway

    RispondiElimina

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