Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Review: Tainted Waters by Maggie Thom Book

Book Info:
Title- Tainted Waters
By Maggie Thom
Publication Date- April 30th, 2013

Book Blurb:
He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her...
Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam decides to move to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there twenty years before. Or did he? Snooping is something she’s good at but someone seems to be taking offense to her looking too closely at what has been happening at the lake. What she discovers is shocking. Now she must uncover what’s real and what’s not. All that she learned growing up, may be false. Keegan who has recently moved to the area to finish his latest book is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes or was murdered? The descendants of the four families who own the land around the lagoon are dying off. Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones questioning the deaths, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? Why would there be barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find the answers and convince others, before more people are killed... including them.
"This is a book that will have you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think the story is over, think again." Read Your Writes Book Reviews


My 4* Review:
I was given this book as part of a blog tour and in exchange for an honest review.

In Tainted Waters we meet Samantha “Sam” Overton. Sam’s family own one of 4 cabins on the Lake. The other cabins are owned by Sam’s best friend Cathy’s family; the MacNeill’s, Keegan’s grandfather; Mr Tennison and the 4th cabin by someone else. When Sam was younger her family used to vacation there until 20years ago when Sam’s father committed suicide there.
Keegan is staying at his grandfather’s cabin in order to finish his book. With his book finished he ponders his grandfather’s death. Was it really natural causes? Was there something more sinister involved?
Cathy’s grandma lives at their cabin, when she suddenly dies of a heart attack, Keegan and Sam both become suspicious that there is something or someone else involved.
Sam and Keegan end up working together to try to solve the mystery behind the deaths and what else is going on at the lake. Is there someone killing off the descendants of the land around the lake? If so who is it?
Sam and Keegan need to find out whats going on to prevent anymore deaths including their own.
The book is full of mystery, intrigue, suspense, murder and even a hint of romance too.
The plot is full of twists and turns, just when i thought i had sussed who was doing what, there would be a twist and i would be thrown off the trail.
The characters have charm, devotion and guts; well most of them do. Keegan and Sam are determined to find out the truth at any cost including their lives.
Maggie Thom has done a really good job of writing a tangled web of suspense and mystery that will keep you guessing until the end.

It well paced and will capture your attention and hold it until the very end.
I would recommend giving this book a read.

About The Author:
Maggie Thom took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a full time twenty year career in management, to write full time. After her initial panic that she might need a straight jacket, she published her first book Captured Lies, October 2012. And now is excited to release her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Her third book, Deceitful Truths (sequel to Captured Lies) available fall of 2013. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. 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

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Louise thank you so much for hosting Tainted Waters, reading and reviewing it. I am thrilled that you liked the twists and they kept you guessing. I love the name of your blog - Relaxed Reads - that is what reading is for me as well. :)