Bailey is twenty nine and feels like she’s just getting her life on track. She has her own Interior Decorating business and she has lived in the same place for five years, a record for her. Her life has been anything but typical. She was raised by a single mom and moved frequently - sometimes during the day and sometimes at night. They lived in the seediest places and sometimes on the street. She never really had any friends, well at least not past grade two or three when they had managed to stay one place for long enough for her to make a friend. But then they moved suddenly and she never got to see her friend again. So she learned to be self-reliant and to look after herself. So when she’s told her life is a lie, she plans on getting answers... on her own.
Guy has gone into business with a partner and started Knight’s Associates, which is a private investigative business, mostly solving cyber crimes. He was trained to be a police officer and lasted a little over a year but soon realized he wasn’t cut out for it. He was raised by his step-grandmother who saved him from a life of foster homes at the age of nine after his mom died and his real grandmother decided to create a scandal and use him as a means for blackmail. Guy knows how lucky he has been to have been taken in not only by such a wonderful woman but a wealthy one. He never wanted for anything but he also never took advantage of it either. So when she asks him to find her granddaughter who had been kidnapped as a baby, he can’t say no.
Title- Captured Lies
By Maggie Thom
Publication Date- October 17th, 2012
She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead because of it....
Her life was a lie!
Bailey knew her upbringing wasn’t normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother dies, leaving a gaping hole and a discovery that they may not even be related. If Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life is a lie. Using the skills she learned on the streets, Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past, to find answers. Dodging bullets, staying ahead of those who want her dead and convincing Guy she can do it alone, are making it difficult to discover not only the secrets of her mother’s past but that of a family claiming she is theirs.
Everyone seems to have a story... but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets, dating back over thirty years.
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1. In the Arms of An Angel by Sarah McLaughlin
2. Lyin Eyes by the Eagles
3. Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
4. Running on Empty by Jackson Browne
5. Life for Rent by Dido
6. Strong Enough by Sheryl Crowe
7. I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone by Jimmy Cliff
8. A Place In This World by Taylor Swift
9. Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield
10. Let Love In by The Goo Goo Dolls
11. Breathe by Faith Hill