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Review: Deadly Ties by Maggie Thom [Excerpt & Giveaway]

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Deadly Ties

Review: Deadly Ties by Maggie Thom [Excerpt & Giveaway]
by Maggie Thom
on May 17th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 313
Format: e-book
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon |B&N |Kobo |iTunes |Smashwords
Rating: 4 Stars

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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.

Romance Suspense


review

The opening of the story grabbed my attention right away.

I mean with a line like this:

“It hadn’t really concerned her that she’d gone to prison because she had in fact killed a man just not the one they sentenced her for.”

I couldn’t help but want to find out the reason why she did that.

Even though Elizabeth or Getty as she’s called in the book, was not the main character in the story, she played a pivotal role in how the story plays out. I have to say that she was my favorite. A badass Grandmother, ready to kick anyone’s ass, especially if they come after her family. It certainly was interesting when her POVs came up. I was looking forward to those.

Kyara might lack the passion, but her more down to earth persona makes her vulnerable to attacks and threats. Her curious nature tended to get her in trouble and the majority of the story is following her in quest to unravel secrets about her family and a certain golf course where underhanded dealings where secrets are kept. She does have some guilt as well. Her feeling of not being the perfect daughter, makes her come to terms with how she interprets her own past.

There are a lot of feelings and emotions wrought in this story and the family drama becomes more deadly as it unfolds. I loved the suspense and the action. The only thing I found fault with was the lack of romance. It was a little unbelievable that Kyara and Ryan suddenly had attraction for each other towards the end. It didn’t seem like there was anything like that when they first met. It just seemed rushed to me. But other than that, it was an enjoyable story with interesting characters and drama.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*

excerpt

“How exactly do you know my mom?”

“We used to be good friends.”

The tone he used gave her the impression that he was talking about something a lot more intimate. Maybe he knew more about what had happened. About to step back and ask him in, her cell phone rang. Pulling it out, she checked the phone number.

“I have to take this.” She closed the door but not before seeing his surprised awkward look, the one where the person really wants to say something but doesn’t know what. The little niggling of guilt, that was her mother’s voice telling her how rude that was, reared its head. She took a deep breath and answered her phone.

“Hello.”

“Miss Wilson. Your mom seems to be coming around.”

“Don’t let anyone near her until I get there.” She yanked open the door, almost careening into the man who had the nicest blue eyes she’d ever seen. “I’m sorry. Give me your phone number and I’ll pass it on to my mom.”

He rattled off some numbers that she quickly entered into her cell phone. “I’m only in town for a few hours, I had a layover on my flight so thought I’d stop by. I was hoping–”

“Sorry. The best I can do is pass on your information. I’m sure Mom will call as soon as she gets a chance.” She wasn’t about to tell a complete stranger her mom was in the hospital. She pad-locked the front door and scooted down the driveway to her car. Jumping in, she started it and was about to drive off when she realized the man hadn’t moved. She stuck her head out her window.

Before she could say anything, he asked, “Is everything all right?”

“No. But then that’s none of your business. How long have you known my mom?”

“Forty-nine years, give or take a few.” He smiled.

“Damn.” She wished she had time to talk to him but wanted to get to her mom’s side. She stomped on the gas and took off, spitting gravel behind her.

About Maggie Thom

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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Sue A.

Thanks for the introduction to this book and author!

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This sounds like my kind of story

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Thank goodness it’s Friday! Woohoo! Have a great weekend.

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Emily Endrizzi

This sounds like a very intriguing book.

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GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

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Sounds like another must read for me! Thank you for the excerpt and for the Giveaway of course!

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Beth Miller

Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

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Rita Wray

Great excerpt, thank you.

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Victoria

Really Great post! I’ve enjoyed following the tour for Deadly Ties and reading all of the excerpts and reviews. I’ll definitely be checking it out – thanks for sharing 🙂

Maggie Thom
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Hi Victoria. Thank you for following the tour.

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You’re welcome 😀

Maggie Thom
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Hi. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Deadly Ties. I have to say creating and writing about Getty was a lot of fun. She was definitely badass. Who wouldn’t want to aspire to be like that as a grandma? 🙂 Thank you for hosting me today.

James Robert
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Have a great day and thank you for the great giveaway

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

A great review thank you.

Audrey Stewart
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Maggie, Your childhood sounds like mine. We are a family of teachers for generations. We all love books.

Maggie Thom
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Hi Audrey. Cool. I love hearing about families who are readers. What do you like to read?

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Thanks for hosting!

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Congrats on the blog tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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