by Maggie Thom
Series: Series Name
Release Date: May 17, 2016
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.
Snooping into what’s going on, seems harmless until Kyara meets Ryan, and discovers who he really is. Unknowingly, they have stirred up a long forgotten past, one that some will go to any lengths to keep hidden.
Secrets spanning thirty years may never come to light unless they can solve the deadly secret, now buried beneath the golf course and stay ahead of those trying to kill them.
How many more people will die before the lies are unraveled and those who are guilty, decide that killing an entire town, isn’t too far to go to hide their dirty past?
"Don't get comfortable behind that desk!"
Ryan casually titled back in his chair, glad that he had heard the heavy tread of someone and had looked up moments before Jeb had stormed in. It gave him that split second to gain control, something he knew would piss the man off.
"Can I help you Jeb?"
"You're a little snot nose aren't you? Sucking up to Jasper his whole life, living off his wealth. You're a leech and I’ll see that you get removed, immediately."
"Last I heard, Jasper was my boss and until he tells me differently, I'm not going anywhere." He smiled coolly, before looking down at his computer screen, even though he couldn't concentrate enough to have a clue what was on it.
He felt more than saw, Jeb's arms sweep across his desk, sending pens, a holder, some knickknack things that were there before Ryan, crashing to the floor. Both of his staff, from the golf store, came rushing in.
"Get out!" Jeb barked, before they could even say anything.
Ryan nodded at them and gave them a thumbs up letting them know he was okay. Jeb's face seemed to get redder, by the second. His usually carefully groomed stylish grey hair, looked anything but. It was almost as if he could read Ryan's mind for he straightened up, brushed back his hair and pasted on a smile. Ryan corrected himself, usually when someone's lips curled upwards it meant they were smiling but in this case there was a very feral look to it. Jeb had hated him, almost as much as he seemed to hate Jasper.
Jeb turned, grabbed the door and gently closed it, totally out of character for his mood. Ryan placed his hands on the arms of his chair unsure what was coming but getting ready to move fast, if he needed to. The man was big, well over six feet and seemed a bit out of shape but Ryan wasn't taking any chances. As a teenager, Jeb had on more than one occasion tried to get him arrested for stealing, for drunken disorderliness, and many other assorted things. The charges had always ended up being dropped but he knew it hadn't been because of Jeb. When that ploy hadn't worked,Jeb had grabbed him a time or two and given him a few punches to the gut, threatening him within an inch of his life.
Ryan had always wondered, how much pull his real mother had. That was the only person he could ever think of that would want to stick up for him. He had been a bit of a wild kid but he had not been responsible for Jasper's crazy antics, even though he had often been blamed. He had in fact tried to get Jasper to settle down a time or two but that had only spurred the guy on to do more crazy things.
"I know you think you've bested me but believe me you haven't. I thought you were long gone but obviously the lure of Jesperson money, is just too much." Jeb placed his hands on the desk and leaned forward, very much in Ryan's face. "Your protector, from long ago, is no longer an issue, remember that. And Jasper's days of running things, is coming to an end. Which means so are you. This place will be closed down. Got that?"
Her motto: Read to escape... Escape to read...
"Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine