Tainted Waters – Quotes from the story

Tainted Waters,  my suspense/thriller was inspired by a few things. The first was a camping trip from hell. If you haven’t checked it out, click here.

The trip started out amazing but went downhill very fast. The other thing that really inspired Sam’s character was I was feeling at a crossroads and that I hadn’t followed my passion in life. Sam had kind of flitted from job to job, which I hadn’t done, at least not to her extent and I truly loved my job and my career, I knew that I wasn’t living my dream.

I think the funnest part was writing how Sam reacts to getting fired. I’m sure we’ve all had a boss that we would have done what Sam did. Did you ever have a boss you’d have liked to tell a thing or two to?

Tainted Waters Book Blurb


He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her?

Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam needs to get away, so she moves to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there, twenty years before. Or did he?

Keegan has recently moved to the area to finish his latest book, but he is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes. Or was there more to his death?

The descendants, of the four families who own the land around the lagoon, are dying off. But why?

Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones asking questions, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? And why are there barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? What they discover is unbelievable but even worse is who’s behind it. To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find proof and convince others, before more people are killed … including them.

Here’s what other’s are saying about Tainted Waters:

An edge of your seat thriller that offers chills galore… The story held my attention and I didn’t want to stop reading until I’d finished, which is always deserving of five stars in my opinion…


There are a few mysteries going on in this book but you’ll never lose track of the story. The writing is down to earth and easy to follow and the story flies. Before you know it, you’ve reached the end and gotten your answers. Some of them will set you back on your heels wondering, “How did I not see that coming?” …


The author of Tainted Waters introduces her readers to a smart, skilled yet unfocused woman with a curiosity to keep you turning pages...


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Maggie Thom

Multi-Award winning author, Maggie Thom. Author of The Caspian Wine Series – Captured Lies (Book of the Month - LAS Reviews and Reader's Favorite Finalist), Deceitful Truths and Split Seconds (Award Winning) – and her other published novels, Tainted Waters (Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine),  Deadly Ties, Fractured Lines and her new series - The Twisted Deception Series. Click here to learn more.

And her Free eBook - Blurred Lines.

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

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