Andi’s family has always been small, just her, her mom, and a few of her mom’s friends. But now her mom, her best friend, is suddenly hiding secrets. Big secrets. And avoiding her. The woman next door, who has been like a second mother, is now carrying a gun and sneaking around. And the man, Andi called Uncle Scott, has willed her a house in the country. But someone is already using it … to traffic drugs. Was Scott involved? Why did no one tell her he’d died? And why does her key unlock the mansion next door?
Marc, who has become her new neighbor, knows more than he’s telling her. But then he’s a lawyer and Scott’s friend. And living in a mansion that is well above his means. What is he hiding?
Unsure where to turn, Andi finds herself caught in a catastrophic lie. She turns to Marc to help her find the truth, hide the drugs, discover who they belong to, avoid being killed, and protect her family at all costs.
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"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.” Dii - TomeTender
"Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine
Andi and her mother have always been a close-knit family. Andi never knew who her father was, but Uncle Scott was always there to help out. Then her mother, Delilah, gets a mysterious phone call and is shutting Andi out of her life and won't answer her phone calls or text. The Gorman family is rich and powerful but evil except for one son, Scott. Scott and Delilah fall in love and have a daughter, Andi, that they keep hidden from his family. Scott is on his deathbed, he sets things in motion to provide for those he loves. This causes many problems for all concerned, mostly Andi, her mother, and Scott's lawyer. There are many secrets and half-truths. As Andi is trying to find out what is wrong with her mother this causes more chaos for her. It also puts her and others in danger. Can things ever be righted again? An outstanding story that proves you can't always judge families by what they want to 'show the world'. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from NetGalley.
I really enjoyed Fractured Lines, it took a while to get into it but I put that down to having just read a 21 book series.
As a dyslexic reader it is great to be able to get into a book and enjoy it.
The twist and turns were enthralling. It was a good read. I liked that it was perfectly believable and you could see that would be or even some of our current politicians (both USA and UK) would be like Mr Gorman senior. Nigel Keeble - Cornwall, United Kingdom
Scott Gorman wants to marry Delilah, but his father wants him to marry a women from a higher social status. Scott refuses and stays with Delilah without his father knowing. They have a child Andi. Andi does not know who her father is. Andi and Delilah have always been close, but Delilah is keeping secrets from her. There is drug dealing and corruption in local government officials and local police. A son, Cal, trying to take his father's money. A very exciting finish to this novel.
This one really didn't go in the directions i was expecting. It was full of just enough twists that what you expected didn't always happen when you expected it. While twisty and a little over the top, the story line flowed nicely so you didn't get overwhelmed.
Fractured Lines by Maggie Thom starts off a little slow but quickly builds suspense as Andi tries to figure out what is going on with her mom, “Uncle Scott,” and her neighbor. Imagine inheriting a cabin from someone you didn’t even know died. Why would he will her that property with its strange goings-on? How was her mother involved and why was she not answering questions? And the story keeps getting more convoluted.
Characters seem unreal and too convenient, relationships, at times, strain reality, and the timeline is rushed. Other than that, Fractured Lines is an enjoyable read.
What a super novel. This is the first Maggie Thom book I have read. Who is Delilah and what secrets is she hiding? As the story unfolds she becomes more and more mysterious and withdrawn which leaves her daughter Andi looking for hidden answers to explain this odd behaviour and mysterious disappearances. A great mystery/romance, well written and easy to read. I will certainly be looking to read more of Maggie’s books.
The concept of the book was interesting and kept me reading until the end. I was curious to see the outcome of the father/uncle/daughter relationship. However, I found myself not caring about many of the other characters in the book. A few times there were repeated explanations of things which happened earlier in the book that I didn't feel necessary. This book had everything and the kitchen sink thrown in. I would have preferred if it was more focused. That being said, I enjoyed the main character Andi and her interactions throughout the book.
There was a lot crammed into this book! Family intrigue mixed with sordid mystery made for an engaging story. The writing style isn’t to my usual taste, being kind of dramatic while I prefer a straighter style, but it fit the plot-line well as that was also pretty dramatic!