Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a full-time, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine. Her third novel, Deceitful Truths, was published 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 an avid nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. 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
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by Maggie Thom
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. A 30-year-old murder is at the heart of it but revealing the truth leads to something even more deadly. Those responsible will go to any lengths to keep it hidden. Those who know anything are being silenced. Will a town pay the ultimate price?
by Maggie Thom
He created a legacy that no one could imagine...
Tarin has lost a week of her life, with no memory of it but now someone is trying to steal her son. With only one clue and roadblocks everywhere, she finds she has to lie and steal to find answers and hurt those who might help her. Things that makes her look guilty of crimes she didn't commit... and may seal her fate and that of her son's.
by Maggie Thom
He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her... Sam and Keegan find themselves unlikely partners in trying to solve murders that were determined to be death by natural causes. Their snooping not only brings them face to face with the killer but with a blackmarket empire they couldn't imagine. To stay alive, they must find the answers and convince others, before more people die.
by Maggie Thom
She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead. Bailey's mother suddenly dies and if Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life was a lie! Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past to find answers. Everyone has a story but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle 30 years of lies and deceit.
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- Wander Home
on June 05, 2013
I really enjoyed this story. It was rather a unique look at the afterlife.
This is a journey about a woman, Eleanor, who now that she is dead is trying to figure out her life. She wants to know what made her so restless? Why did she abandon her child to be raised by her parents? And now that she's been reunited with her family can she reconnect with them? Can she get them to forgive her? And will she come to understand the dreams she is having about people she has never met? Or will her being restless, unsettled, keep her from making changes and finding her answers?
It's interesting take on the afterlife because they all live a normal life, in the same world they did when they were alive. The neat part is they can change their age and be that age if they want. They can share an actual experience with a person, so they can see it like it is just happening. They can have that person feel an experience as another person. It definitely has some interesting twists and different concepts of what death may mean.
There is more I'd like to say but it will ruin the story for you. It's a bit confusing in the beginning mainly because I forgot they were all dead but keep reading, it all starts making sense. And there is such a cool twist in the story. I enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it. I look forward to reading more by this author
- Women Who Think Too Much
on Oct. 13, 2013
Wow. I don't know where to even start with this but I can tell you that although it is a tough read, it is a must.
Women Who Think Too Much is raw and will punch you in the solar plexus. When I started reading it, no I hadn't read the blurb about it, I thought it was going to talk about how women are so hard on themselves. Which it did, sort of but it's really one woman's journey through co-dependency and abuse and her wish to wake up other women who might be living this kind of life or headed for it.
Jeanne Marie shares her journey through co-dependency and abuse but she does it in a way, she calls it the 12 slip step to co-dependency, where she uses dark humor for a dark subject.
I think that if she'd just shared her journey I would have felt awful for her but I don't think I'd have looked at my life quite so closely. It's interesting because she talks a lot about all the ways and things she did to avoid looking at her own life for a long time. I think it is brilliantly written. It's only about sixty pages but it is by no means a quick read.
Try catching your breath after you've read it because you won't while you're reading it. It's the elephant in the room that no one talks about, no one shares. I guarantee this book will wake you up like none other. Or at least it should.
- Gift of the Phoenix
on Feb. 27, 2014
Gift of the Phoenix is so good, I don’t know where to even start. It’s excellent. It’s one of those books that you read that you don’t want to end because it’s so good but then you can’t wait to find out where it’s going to go, so can’t wait to finish it. This novel puts you on an intricately woven path as you meet many characters but who’s good and who isn’t? The story, the characters, the setting, all of it is so well written, so vivid – could see the characters, I knew the characters, I felt like I was there, walking through the forest, swimming with the dolphins, being carried by a Taluga… It has all of the elements of a great story – mystery, magic, suspense, a touch of romance, intrigue… It’s well paced, had heart stopping moments, it grabbed me on page one and kept my interest all the way through.
Well done Ms. Cook. I am so looking forward to the sequel in the Gift of Phoenix series. I absolutely loved this fantasy, to me it ranked right up there with two of my favorite series, Thomas Covenant White Gold Wielder and Lord of the Rings.