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Fostered Identity

A mystery/suspense/thriller by Maggie Thom

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Her teenage sister has run away. It’s her fault. And on her watch.

Shyla thought she was doing the right thing by helping her teenage sister get a little freedom. She never expected she’d bolt on her. Desperate to keep their mom from discovering she has a missing daughter, Shyla sets out to find her wayward sister.

A fluke encounter gives Shyla a clue. Only she gets a lot more than she bargained for. She finds her sister, but she gets pulled into doing a heist. An impossible heist. And not just any heist but that of stealing her mom’s million-dollar jewelry. Ones that recently arrived, with no explanation.

Damien is a good guy running from an awful past. When his brother ends up in the hospital, Damien is determined to stop the one man who has and is destroying their lives—their father. Damien will break all of his promises, even steal, if it will end their father’s control.

Shyla and Damien find themselves thrown together, not trusting each other but not having any choice. They will have to work together if Damien is going to stop his father once and for all. And if Shyla is going to protect her family. An impossible crime that will bring them surprises they didn’t see coming.

Can they catch a thief by being a thief?

Book 1

The Twisted Deception Series

Emerald grew up in a foster family. It wasn’t an ordinary foster family. She was the first of eight girls to move in. The jewels that she was given to play with as a teenager, that she was told were baubles, are now resurfacing thirty-five years later. They are worth millions. And it appears worth stealing. Who is sending them out? And who wants them back at all costs?

…fast-paced and kept me guessing. I like a mystery enveloped with family secrets and jewel thieves. I want more, and I want to know the secrets. I will be excited to read the second novel…

-Author Christine H-Jackson

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Excerpt

“You want to talk about Hannah?”

“Where is she?”

“Sleeping in.”

“Are you going to tell her?”

“No.”

“Mom, come on. That’s not fair to her. She has a right to know.”

“Why are you butting in? We’ve had this conversation before.”

“Not like this. And that was a few years ago. It’s time to tell her.”

“What would you like me to tell her? I adopted you when you weren’t even two. I have no real history on you.” She looked down at the table, rubbing her thumb up and down the side of the mug. “I think you were in the same shitty system that I was as a kid. I don’t know where your mother is, just like I don’t know where mine is. You came to me with a birth certificate that said your mother was Mary Smith. Could you get a more common name?”

Her eyes lifted and her gaze bore into Shyla as she continued. “You were born at home by a midwife. The midwife is dead and after searching four hundred and fifty Mary Smiths, I have no idea who birthed you.” She gave her that look of I’ve tried to do something, but I’ve found nothing. “I can’t do that to her.”

Shyla frowned as she thought about what she’d just been told. Most of it she’d never heard before. “That sounds fishy. I mean about Mary Smith.” What she really wanted to say was why have you never told me or Kal, any of this before?

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About Maggie Thom

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Take the adventure beyond your fingertips.

Multi-Award-Winning Author, Maggie Thom has written all types of stories but finally settled on her love of puzzles, mysteries, and rollercoaster rides and now writes suspense/thrillers/mysteries that keep you guessing and take you on one heck of an adventure.

She is the author of 8 suspense/thriller/mysteries. The award-winning Caspian Wine Series – Captured Lies, Deceitful Truths, and Split Seconds – and her other individual novels Tainted Waters, Deadly Ties, and Fractured Lines. And now a new series – The Twisted Deception Series – Fostered Identity, Book 1. On her website, you can find her free novel – Blurred Lines.

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.

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Giveaway

Maggie Thom will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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