Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Deadly Ties by Maggie Thom + Giveaway

Deadly Ties by Maggie Thom
Published by Quadessence Solutions in May 2016

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How I got this book:
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions below are 100% my own.

'She went to jail for the right reason but the wrong murder.
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?'

Deadly Ties has a tangled plot of family loyalties, power and weath, backstabbing and scheming, and underpinning it all is a three-decades-old scandal of buried industrial waste that poisoned a whole town. A large cast of names each have their own secrets to add to the mix so working out exactly who is telling the truth is quite a feat indeed! Unfortunately the book is let down by convoluted prose and unfocused paragraphs which often made it difficult for me to understand who I was reading about. Poor grammar and punctuation also distort the meanings of sentences which is a shame. Thom has obviously put a lot of effort into creating the overall scenario, however this book needs a strong edit and proofreading to allow the narrative to shine through.

"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

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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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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Deadly Ties today xx

  2. Thank you for reading and reviewing Deadly Ties.