Tainted Waters


“The Author weaves a twisting plot that leaves the reader breathless…
The novel is a real treat and highly recommended.”
Virginia E. Johnson

Caught in the crosshairs of her father’s past, Sam realizes it is time to discover the truth.

Frustrated at being fired from her latest job as a reporter, Sam moves to her family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there, twenty years before. The serene and quiet she is expecting is soon ripped apart by memories that don’t make sense, and the new neighbors at the north end of the lake. They have roadblocks and armed guards and seem to be very busy at night.

Keegan moves to his grandfather’s cabin at the lake. It’s time he finds out the truth about how his grandfather, his best friend, died. The stories just don’t make sense. He soon discovers that all the original cabin owners have died. All of supposed natural causes. But that’s not true. Someone is killing them.

Sam and Keegan are the only ones asking questions. What they discover is horrifying. But who’s going to believe them? How do they find proof, catch a man who has been able to hide his truth for over twenty years, and convince others before more people are killed… including them?


Tainted Waters is an award-winning suspense thriller, with some language and scenes that might bother some. It is full of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Enjoy!


“…The plot’s seamless, twisting turns and the tension-building exploits kept me flipping the pages…” Author Jeanne Marie

“…I LOVED this book! It was fast paced and had me gripped from the start … And talk about twists! Just when I thought I knew where this story was leading… Bang!… Plot twist!…” Nicola – Orchard Book Club

…Exciting story, loved the beginning introduction to Sam. She is a firecracker and had me chuckling. Had a little bit of everything from betrayal to romance. Another wonderful read from Maggie Thom.” Musings from an Addicted Book Reader


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Here is what readers are saying:

I enjoyed Tainted Waters thoroughly from the moment I started to read it. I especially loved the two characters, Sam & Keegan and their journey to seek the truth…


Orchard Book Club

…The premise of this thriller is captivating. Both protagonists are well-drawn and believable with no overdone heroics on the part of the hero…

Jill McKenzie

…Exciting story, loved the beginning introduction to Sam.  She is a firecracker and had me chuckling.  Had a little bit of everything from betrayal to romance.  Another wonderful read from Maggie Thom.

Musing from an Addicted Reader

…Tainted Waters is a story full of corruption, drugs, lies and murder. You’re introduced to several characters who could ultimately be the main antagonist and several smaller players. Figuring out the who done it and why can be a little murky…

This is a book that will have you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think the story is over, think again.

Kim - Read Your Writes

…Maggie brilliantly creates suspense and the atmosphere of unease and creepiness.  Her characters inspire the reader to join them in their hunt to solve the mystery which makes them likeable, approachable and very human rather than super human…  

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