Meet Maggie Andrews

The Queen of Mean in “The Deception”

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Sometimes the villains I create are downright disturbing. Maggie Andrews certainly fits the description. She’s the woman readers love to hate in The Deception.


Maggie is the last person you’d expect to be so mean. She’s a stay-at-home mom who’s married to Scott, a software engineer. They have two typical all-American kids and live in a nice home in the suburbs. She and Scott also share a passion for art collecting. Maggie believes she’s living the good life. Unfortunately for her, Scott has been leading a double life, and her perfect world is about to be shattered.


Every morning Maggie likes to grab a second cup of coffee and catch up on her email. Then one fateful she borrows Scott’s laptop, and her life will take an unexpected turn. She’ll accidentally discover that Scott has a second email account. Her curiosity gets the better of her and she hacks her way in, only to discover something she never wanted to know. Her heart breaks, but whatever sympathy readers may feel for her will be short lived. A darker side of Maggie quickly emerges as she hatches a plan for revenge that will have potentially deadly consequences.


Maggie is a fictitious character not inspired by anyone I’ve encountered in real-life. (Thank goodness.) She’s a spiteful woman who’s incapable of forgiveness, even after those who have wronged her have admitted it and apologized for their transgressions. She’s also the personification of the concept that two wrongs never make a right. That’s why readers love to hate her.

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