The Queen of Mean in The Deception
Some of the villains I create in my contemporary romance novels 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 would ever expect to be so mean-spirited. She’s a stay-at-home mom who’s married to Scott, a software engineer. They have two typical all-American kids and they live in a nice home in the suburbs. Maggie and Scott also share a passion for art collecting. She be believes she has it all and that she’s living the good life.
Every morning after Scott has gone to work and the kids have left for school, Maggie likes to grab a second cup of coffee and catch up on her email. One fateful morning she borrows Scott’s laptop. While she’s there she’ll uncover something she never wanted to know, and her heart will break as a result. However, whatever sympathy readers may feel for her will be short lived. A darker side of Maggie will quickly emerge as she hatches a twisted plan for revenge which, in the end, will have potentially deadly consequences.
Maggie is purely fictitious character. While she’s not inspired by any specific individual I may have known, many of us have undoubtedly encountered people like her. Maggie is a spiteful woman who’s incapable of forgiveness. She is also the personification of the concept that two wrongs never make a right. This is why readers love to hate her.