Title: Deceitful Truths
Series: Caspian Winery Series #2
Author: Maggie Thom
Publication Date: March 12th, 2014
He created a legacy that no one could imagine...
Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn't know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the job at Knights Associates, where she'll help them solve cyber crimes but also be able to use their connections and resources to find her own answers. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?
Graham and his partner Guy, can't keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention as not only have they been hacked but Guy's family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she's been accessing their high-security accounts, he realizes the cause of their predicament might be closer then he thought. Is there new assistant behind the problems they're having? If she's so innocent why does someone want to abduct her?
Tarin and Graham discover that although they don't trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin's nightmare plays out? An eighty year old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate and be the one secret that will keep her and Graham apart as neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget...
(Standalone but is a Sequel/Companion Novel to Captured Lies)
This was fun to choose who the dream cast would be for Deceitful Truths but it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. The people I finally came up with who I think would play the roles really well are:
Tarin Roth - Deceitful Truths is really her story, her journey through something horrible to discover the truth and to save her son.
Natalie Portman would be really good for the role of Tarin. Not only is Natalie beautiful and a good actress but she has the look and the qualities that would fit this character. Tarin was raised in a wealthy home by a strict father, so there were high expectations for how she’d show up and how she’d act. She is always dressed in the nicest clothes, perfectly put together she almost seems snobbish, self-centered but there is an inner strength a need to search for who she is and who’s been messing up her life. I think Natalie Portman would do the role justice.
Graham Knight is the other main character. He finds himself caught in a web of lies and deceit, someone is not only screwing with his company but that of his business partner’s very wealthy grandmother. All his suspicions are pointing him in Tarin’s direction.
Ben Foster has the look I want for Graham. Graham is someone who is a bit of a nerd/geek but is also very fit and into being active. Ben did such a great job in the movie Lone Survivor and although this role is very different, I think he’d do it really well.
I wanted to include another character from the story.
Dorothea Lindell owns the family winery and has for about fifty years. She is feisty, takes no crap from anyone and has no problem speaking her mind. The latest incident with someone trying to destroy her winery though is testing her resolve and having her question if her supposed-to-be-dead brother is again trying to ruin her life and that of her family.
Betty White would be perfect for this role.
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 book Captured
Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages
Magazine. She is excited to publish her third novel, Deceitful Truths, 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 an avid nature lover and likes nothing better than taking a book,
hiking to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and reading. 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