by Maggie Thom
She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead because of it....
Her life was a lie!
Bailey knew her upbringing wasn’t normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother dies, leaving a gaping hole and a discovery that they may not even be related. If Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life is a lie. Using the skills she learned on the streets, Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past, to find answers. Dodging bullets, staying ahead of those who want her dead and convincing Guy she can do it alone, are making it difficult to discover not only the secrets of her mother’s past but that of a family claiming she is theirs.
Everyone seems to have a story... but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets, dating back over thirty years.
But can she do it in time.....
I really enjoyed this story. It was a non stop adventure with Bailey as she travels to discover who she is. It all starts when she comes home to bury her mother. This is the first house and location that her mom stayed in for as long as she did. Her mom left her clues, but clues to what she isnt sure.
At the same time, Guy is trying to talk to her about who he claims she is. Which is completely different than anything she has ever known. But before he can even tell her much, there are people after her trying to keep her from this knowledge, not only of who she is but what her mom was trying to tell her as well.
There are a lot of characters thrown at you in the beginning, but it all smooths out and you quickly learn who everyone is. All of which have their own agenda. Its a non stop ride as we follow Bailey and Guy across the country and though memories of her past to watch her find out the truth.
It was a great story and really kept your attention. I am really looking forward to reading more from this author.