Truth in Lies

by Maggie Kay

Truth and Lies Duet #1


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Genre: Dark Romance

Narrative: Dual POV

Book #1 in The Truth & Lies Duet



“Who are you, Olivia?” Only if I stand in her shadow will I truly know who she is, and what she has been through.

She is tortured and broken, lost and all alone.

I have no choice, I am obliged to help her, as a favor to my closest friend.

Now I am burdened with her nightmares, drowning in all her tears.

She is broken, just like me.

Olivia is devastatingly beautiful and undeniably strong, and I fear I have come to need her more than I need my next breath.


“The truth will always haunt me, even though it’s set me free.”

I am trapped in the darkness, buried under a lifetime of lies,

Cole rescued me. He protected me, and he is helping me heal,

but he doesn’t know all of my secrets, the ones that haunt me in my dreams.

I was abandoned and sold into a life that took away all my choices.

Now I know the truth, I can start to make peace with my past, but how can I trust him? How can I open my heart when all I know is pain and betrayal? All I’ve ever known are lies.

Olivia Johansson’s traumatic past has left her not knowing who she is and where she belongs in the world. When Cole Prescott finds her and starts to unravel the truth behind all the years of lies, he tries to gain Olivia’s trust and help her rehabilitate. However, he has his own demons to fight.

If Cole opens up his guarded heart to Olivia, he also opens up the possibility of losing her. Forever.


Early Reviews

“The story is so beautifully told, her words are almost lyrical, they dance off the pages and straight into your heart.” 5 Star Goodreads Review

“This story is EVERYTHING! Dark, but not too dark, raw but not too revealing, sad but not depressing and incredibly sexy.” 5 star Goodreads Review

“This book was absolutely captivating from the first page!! I cried, laughed and fell in love with the characters. I am hooked and am anxiously awaiting the second book to see how the story ends. WOW!” 5 Star Goodreads Review

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Author Bio

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Maggie grew up in between the picturesque wine region of Hunter Valley and the magnificent coastlines of Newcastle in Australia. It is the perfect place to raise her three children with her partner.

When Maggie is not writing, you will find her reading and reviewing romance books on her blog, Blushing Book Reviews. She simply cannot survive without her daily doses of caffeine and won’t say no to a glass or two of wine.

This is Maggie Kay’s debut novel, she first started writing poetry as a young teenager, pouring her poems, thoughts and manuscript ideas into pages of notebooks. Writing became her passion, her dream and her obsession.

Her heroes are dark and intense alpha males, and her heroines are strong, sassy and full of bite. Together they create a world of passion, pleasure and pain.

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