THE TIES THAT BIND saga is a seven-book suspense series that explores the lives and loves of three families: the O’Conners, the Grants and the Lockhardts. Something—or someone—ties these three families together.
Farin O’Conner is making the jump from the Los Angeles nightclub scene onto the Top 40 charts. She has been signed by Warner Brothers Records and, due to a fateful meeting at a swank LA restaurant, is dating pop music’s biggest sensation: Jordan Grant.
Outwardly, she has it all. But inwardly, a storm is brewing. This storm threatens to consume her and bring anyone in her path to ruin. Only those closest to her know about the horrifying nightmares, her shaky personal relationships, and the emotional instability that began shortly after the tragic, mysterious death of her father some fifteen years earlier. Along the road to fame and fortune, Farin’s past and present collide in a miasma of secrets and scandals.
Jordan Grant represents the love and stability for which Farin has always longed. He ignores her inconsistencies, endures her extremes, and vows to help her come to terms with her past. His only flaw is his inability to face the truth: Farin is a dam on the verge of breaking.
Chris Grant, a rock-n-roll icon and Jordan’s older brother, is the one person who threatens Farin’s relationship with Jordan. Chris enjoys his celebrity and all that accompanies it. When Chris meets Farin, feelings assail him he can scarcely label. If he pursues Farin, his life will change forever. That change will include the end of his career and the end of his already strained family relationships.
Ben Grant is the oldest Grant sibling and the foundation upon which his brothers rest – even rebel Chris. His career as a songwriter and producer affords him a comfortable life with his former-beauty-queen wife and two sons. Family is Ben’s primary concern and considers Farin the sister he never had. His judgment is clouded by empathy over her past. Ultimately, this empathy will turn to guilt when Ben uncharacteristically stands aside during a grave turn of events that leaves his family – and Farin’s – shattered.
Record mogul Jameson Lockhardt is the world’s most successful creator of music megastars. His companay, Lockhardt Sound, Inc., holds recording contracts with Jordan, Chris, and eventually Farin. Unbeknownst to anyone, he is also the keeper of many secrets—secrets that motivate him to change Farin’s name, destroy Chris’ career, and deny his only son a normal life. Jameson holds the keys to Farin’s past and present like a map to a hidden treasure…and he will stop at nothing to keep it buried deep within the sands of time.
In the aftermath of a shocking turn of events that leave the Grants struggling to cope with unspeakable loss, decades-old facts rise to the surface. Jameson Lockhardt races the clock to rid himself of lingering threats that could destroy his reputation, cost him his company, and put him behind bars.
Soon, questions arise the police cannot – or will not – answer.
Reporter Miles Macy’s becomes obsessed with Farin and, by extension, the Grants. Initially, he is motivated by his unprecedented access to the most famous – and infamous – entertainers of his time. But when he witnesses a murder, his focus shifts to uncovering the truth behind a seemingly impenetrable wall of mystery.
It doesn’t take Miles long to realize the key lies with the most powerful man in entertainment, a man who single-handedly changed the course of musical history forever more than twenty years ago.