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Deadly Ties

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  36 reviews
She went to jail for the right reason but the wrong murder.

With her mom in the hospital from a recent attack, Kyara has to wonder if her grandmother’s recent release from jail isn’t behind it. Pulled from her quiet, content life, Kyara finds herself on a mission, not only to find out who put her mom in a coma but who just might have a lifetime of secrets to hide.

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Published May 17th 2016 by Quadessence Solutions Press
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Kyara returns to her mothers home wanting to make sure she is not alone only to find she had been attacked. With her mom in the hospital Kyara has to wonder if it is tied to the recent release of her Grandmother from jail. However the more she delves into her past the more she finds that there has been a lot of secrets hidden from her. Will her Grandmother be the killer she believes she is or is there a different explanation?

The Grandmother reminded me of a character from Wentworth, she is a fas
She grew up believing her grandmother was a murderer, that she killed her grandfather. An adult now, Kyara comes home, to a changed world, a place filled with lies, secrets and death. Her mother had been attacked, her grandmother has been released from prison and has disappeared, but deep down, Kyara wants to blame her grandmother for her mother’s pain. What Kyara discovers is that the woman who took her fishing, loved her and swore like a sailor is on a mission to right the evils of the past an ...more
Stephanie Jane
Deadly Ties has a tangled plot of family loyalties, power and weath, backstabbing and scheming, and underpinning it all is a three-decades-old scandal of buried industrial waste that poisoned a whole town. A large cast of names each have their own secrets to add to the mix so working out exactly who is telling the truth is quite a feat indeed! Unfortunately the book is let down by convoluted prose and unfocused paragraphs which often made it difficult for me to understand who I was reading about ...more
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book full of action, suspense and more. I loved everything about the story. The main character Kyara is something else. Enjoyable to the end. Don’t miss out once it’s released.
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
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The opening of the story grabbed my attention right away.

I mean with a line like this:
“It hadn’t really concerned her that she’d gone to prison because she had in fact killed a man just not the one they sentenced her for.”
I couldn’t help but want to find out the reason why she did that.

Even though Elizabeth or Getty as she’s called in the book, was not the main character in the story
VernonandMissy Tanner
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Ties by Maggie Thom

Deadly Ties is a book about a twisted town, how two families are intertwined. From murders and corruption to a mystery, Deadly Ties is a story brings a man and a woman together. This romantic suspenseful story will have you rereading it so that you are sure to catch every detail.

Kyara left town as soon as she could after graduating. She put herself through college and had been living a pretty good life as a business owner. She stayed in contact with her shut-in mother,
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Gemini

Deadly Ties was a mystery/suspense for the ages, literally. It involves three generations of women in one family and how they have been affected by secrets and lies that all come to a head after the eldest woman gets out of prison. Those secrets involve murder, rape, and a golf course that’s at the center of it all. At first, none of it makes a lot of sense because it’s impossible to figure out where the story is going but that’s the point. Misdirection is the key to a good mys
Liz Gavin
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5**** Edge-of-the-seat kind of thriller

***I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review***

Deadly Ties is not the first book I read by Maggie Thom so I knew she’s an award winner for good reasons and she does not disappoint with this one.
Although I can’t say much about the story to avoid spoiling it, I can safely say that you’re in for a great ride. Deadly Ties has all the best elements of a thriller: suspicion, betrayal, false accusations, vengeance, secrets, and murder. Not
Tom Johnson
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“A Deep Mystery With Hidden Treachery And Suspense.”

After nearly two decades in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, Getty is now out and wants revenge. She doesn’t pretend her confinement wasn’t deserved. She was just convicted for the wrong murder. And those who framed her were going to pay. With her daughter assaulted and in the hospital, she can only count on her granddaughter, Kyara. And Kyara isn’t sure whom she can trust, as she tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the golf course i
Nicki Conroy
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Maggie Thom captured the environmentalist in me along with the closet romantic as she wove the story in Deadly Ties. Having grown up in New York State, ground contamination is always in my mind. PCB issues closed the State Office Building in Binghamton for years. The environment will also be a mystery but the man-made items we bring into it need to be more closely watched.

Kyara has so much going on in this book. Her character is unbelievable complicated. As her mother is in a coma in the hospita
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
There is nothing more that I love than a good book that intrigues me, offers twists and turns and a bit of vengeful, underhanded mess to relax with - this was a nice choice to do just that for a long weekend. I love how this story takes place with three generations and that each has their own role in how everything plays out. The mystery behind all of the crimes connected to the golf course is an extremely believable story line for any small town. The families involved, the greed,'s ...more
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book starts fast and gets even faster as you go along! Who attacked Kyara's Mom and put her in a coma---and why? This mystery is set up with a very important environmental question----one we should all be aware of--what happened to all those PCB's that were dumped before strict regulations were in place. PCB's do not degrade and they do cause cancer. If those PCB's leech into the water-------. What would unscrupulous companies do to hide this?

Kyara enlists the help of Ryan who is also looki
Stephanie M
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kyara's grandmother has recently been released from prison and Kyara goes home to visit her mom to make sure she is okay. Upon her arrival she finds that her mother has been attacked in her home, by what police categorize to be a random attack related to drugs.

Family ties run deep in this small town, which is built on secrets and the truth is buried out there and there are many people trying to uncover it, while one family is killing to keep it hidden.

Kayara is sent on the path to find the trut
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2016
“She'd gone to jail for the right reason but the wrong murder and now it was time for someone to pay.”

Deadly ties is my first encounter with Maggie Thom and after reading the synopsis for this book, I knew I was going to get sucked into a good suspense thriller.
And I wasn’t wrong.

Getty has spent the last 20 years behind bars and now she is out she wants nothing more than to seek revenge, and when her granddaughter Kyara discovers her mother has been attacked in her home she can't help but wonder
Melissa Mitravich
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Melissa by:
This is the first book I’ve read of Maggie Thom’s and the first mystery/thriller I’ve read in a very very long time, and I’m glad I did. It’s written in third POV and takes you on an insane spin- up down and all around. I know this may be an odd comparison, but in a way the story reminds me of a loose version of “Clue”- as in trying to guess what’s going on and who did what or how they may be involved. The only downfall for me was some confusion over a couple parts, but overall the writing flowe ...more
Julie Baswell
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eighteen years ago, Getty left her granddaughter Kyara behind when she went to prison for murder. She did murder someone, just not the one she was accused of. Now that Getty is out, she is determined to extract justice by uncovering decade’s old secrets. Kyara is still hurt and angry at Getty, but has known all along that things didn’t add up. After her mother is attacked, she begins following different clues only to find everything leads back to Getty and the secrets she has knowledge of.

This w
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I struggled with this book. I’m not going to lie. I found it confusing and hard to get into initially but was told to push through because it got better and well, they were right.

I kept reading and I’m glad I did because this book is full of mysteries and secrets (not to mention two faced, backstabbing, conniving weasels!)

If you think your own family is bad, read this book. Everyone has a secret, a past, or some other hidden something going on.

It is definitely a story that once you get into it a
Silvie Armas
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book by author Maggie Thom that I have read, and I am so glad I did!
This story has a great plot and the author’s way of writing keeps the suspense coming page after page. This was a book that I finished in 2 days because I simply couldn’t put it down. I don’t want to spoil the book by telling you about it, since this is a book that I totally think you should read. If you like suspense, thrillers, mysteries or just a great read then this is the book for you! Trust me when I sa
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Fantastic book! Not exactly what I was expecting! This book holds so much more! The plot of the story will floor you to the ground! Unbelievable! And the characters..... they are left to be talked about! This is a page turner of a read right here! This author is going to take you on a mysterious ride when reading this book! And don't think you have it all figured out... Because you won't!

*Received for an honest review*
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love mysteries and this one fit the bill. I didn’t want to put it down. The characters were interesting, the plot had a few twist and the ending was perfect. I enjoyed that there was an environmental twist and coverup. The main character, Kyara, really doesn’t want to be back in her home town, but returns because someone attacked her mom. She realizes that there is something fishy in the town and she works to uncover the dark secret. This books is well worth the read!
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by this author that I have read before and I am absolutely hooked. I love how the suspense flows from page to page, chapter to chapter in this book. This author did a spectacular job of creating some super shady characters in this book! Greed and power drive them, and that makes them all the better, with this plot story!
Doris Humber
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Author did a fantastic job of keeping the suspense prominent throughout the whole book. As Kyara attempts to determine who was responsible for her Mom's attack....the plot, the secrets, and the characters throughout will leave much to the imagination. You'll want to keep reading. It's not a predictable thriller. The story will keep you guessing.
Loved this book!
Jul 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
Was this written by a fifth grader or someone who doesn't speak English?
There for their, passed time for pastime, dawned for donned, to for too, peaked for peeked, peaking for peeking, Marilyn Munroe(!) for Marilyn Monroe, passed for past, and many many many more. Many sentences are missing words and make no sense. Commas are everywhere randomly. The grammar is equally atrocious. I wasted money for two of her cringe-worthy books! It's impossible to get through five pages without finding glaring
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a present, and obviously, they know me well because I love this book... as each one wrote by Maggie Thom, TBH.

This is one of those stories in which understand the main character is part of the joy of reading. Getty is a complex character fuelled by guilt and a need for revenge. Contradictory? Maybe, but also absolutely true for this character.

The story will lead you through suspense, betrayal, and family secrets, with a plot which, like a puzzle, might seem nonsensical until t
Teresa Collins
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy from the author at my request and this is my honest opinion. This is a thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters are not overblown or unrealistic, the action is not overdone, and the suspense is just right! There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing about what is really going on, which I enjoyed. The only problem I had, and it was most likely a personal problem, was some confusion about the relationship between Rose and Jasper. By the end that confu ...more
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Deadly Ties, my first read from author Maggie Thom, an author I’d wanted to read for some time, in fact I have 3 of her books on my TBR list since 2017 and haven't got around to yet, that will soon change! 313 pages, but reads longer due to the detail written in. I was given the Kindle copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing. I look forward to more from this author. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018). ...more
Kenneth Lingenfelter
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Elizabeth is released from prison for a murder she did not commit. She did murder someone, just not the person she was in prison for. She is seeking revenge for her imprisonment. Kyara goes to visit her mother and finds her unconscious on her floor. There are hidden secrets in the local golf course. This will keep you guessing until the end. A very suspenseful thriller.
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-read
This is another gripping story by Maggie Thom. It is complex, but not too complex. The reader will enjoy the characters, but perhaps not at first. Some tend to grow on you. I have enjoyed a few of Maggie's books and this one is another awesome story. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. ...more
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC from the author for my honest review. Maggie Thom does not disappoint with Deadly Ties. Family and friends intertwined and not in a good way. This is a book that will keep you guessing.
Sandy Lipinski
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A skilled author that draws you in with the characters she creates.
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