Free E-Books: 09.10.21

This is a weekly post that I am going to post a bit about the books I have sourced for free. It is a bit later in the day today, as I have had my first lay in for a while 😊

I usually find out about these E-Books through social media, through emails I receive from Hello Books and authors newsletters. I have been a bit nervous about this post as I’m not sure how people feel about getting E-Books for free, but in my eyes I could find a new author I wouldn’t have otherwise thought of and I will be posting reviews for them all.

In this weekly post, I would like to mention the books I have found and downloaded, so that others may have a chance to be introduced to new authors and the books are promoted before I get a around to reading them.

Hello Books – Amazon:

These books were sourced through emails I received by Hello Books and were purchased for free on Amazon. There are a number of genres to choose through this email service, and I pick the ones which sound like the type of books I would like to read. Please note these were free at the time of this posting on 09.10.21 and in the UK region.

The Man by the Sea – Jack Benton

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

John “Slim” Hardy, heavy drinker and disgraced soldier turned bumbling private detective, is hired to investigate Ted Douglas, an investment banker who slips out of work every Friday to visit a desolate cove on the Lancashire coast. There, he walks to the shore, opens an old book, and begins to read aloud.

His wife thinks he’s having an affair.

Slim thinks he’s insane.

The truth is more incredible than either could imagine.

The Man by the Sea is a classic story of love, betrayal, murder, and intrigue.

Rating on Goodreads: 3.92

Limelight – Emily Organ

Genre: Historical Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

How did an actress die twice?

London, 1883. Actress Lizzie Dixie drowned in the River Thames, so how was she murdered five years later in Highgate Cemetery?

Intrepid Fleet Street reporter Penny Green was a friend of Lizzie’s and Scotland Yard needs her help. Does Penny unwittingly hold clues to Lizzie’s mysterious death? Penny must work with Inspector James Blakely to investigate the worlds of theatre, showmen and politicians in search of the truth.

But who is following her? And who is sending her threatening letters?

Penny is about to discover that Lizzie’s life was more complicated, and dangerous, than she could ever have imagined.

If you like a murder mystery then you’ll love this atmospheric Victorian mystery by Emily Organ.

Rating on Goodreads: 3.85

Deadly Pattern – N Gray

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Deadly Patterns reveal disturbing truths.

Dana’s hired to find a missing woman. Thinking it would be a straightforward case, instead she’s thrust into a web of kidnappings, deceit, and murder.

The investigation leads her to a prominent doctor who abducts his patients after their surgery, but all the evidence is circumstantial. With the help of her detective brother and his partner, they discover more bodies and link cold cases where they establish a similar MO.

During the investigation, the man who’s tried to kill her before makes contact again.
Can she solve the mystery before they find another body, and before she becomes the target of a savage maniac intent on making her his?

Rating on Goodreads: 4.08

The Recipient – Audrey J. Cole

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sergeant Wade McKinnon knows who killed Samantha the moment he arrives at her crime scene. Problem is, he watched her killer die a year ago.

A year after serial killer Michael Rhodes is executed and allowed to donate part of his brain as an organ transplant, Wade gets called to a murder scene that shares uncanny similarities to those of the late Michael Rhodes. Other similar killings happen around Seattle, and Wade seems to be the only person still alive who knows enough about Michael Rhodes’s murders to be able to replicate them. When evidence found at one of the crime scenes points to Wade as the killer, he races to find the real culprit before it’s too late to clear his own name.
 
Elle is overjoyed when her husband, Brian, gets a second chance at life when he receives a partial brain transplant after suffering a debilitating stroke at the age of thirty-seven. Their lives seem to return to normal, but Elle notices a disturbing change in Brian’s behavior. When Elle learns that her husband’s brain cell transplant came from Michael Rhodes, she fears that Brian now has the mind of a serial killer.

Rating on Goodreads: 4.33

Social Media finds:

When scrolling through Facebook & Twitter sometimes I find out about free E-books available. Sometimes these are through Amazon other times they are through newsletter sign ups. Please note again these were available free at the time I obtained them, they may not be free now.

The Bodies we Won’t Bury – Daniel Norrish

Source: Author Facebook Post – Amazon

Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When your lover texts you, how do you know it’s really them tapping on the phone’s keypad?
How can you be sure it’s your trusted partner asking you to dinner, or the movies, or into someone else’s home?
Caller ID means nothing and a text message is only a handful of anonymous words while he’s watching his next victims.

HE’S STEALING MOBILE PHONES AND USING THE DEVICES TO LURE INNOCENT LOVERS INTO VIOLENT PUBLIC SNARES AROUND THE TOURIST HAUNTS OF SYDNEY.

Detective Inspector Stephanie Saxon is getting closer to finding him, and even the media can see that she’ll be the one to break down his door.
The stalker Saxon is desperately chasing knows where she lives, and whom she’s sleeping with, and where he can find her family,
but he does not know that she carries an unlicensed firearm on her ankle, and she’s closer than he thinks.

Will Stephanie Saxon send him to an ice cold slab in the morgue, or the blistering, chained yard of the slammer for leaving behind all of these BODIES WE WON’T BURY?

Goodreads Rating: 3.80

The Missed Kiss – Nicola Lowe

Source: Facebook Post & Twitter Author Post – Amazon

(Currently £2.99 to buy on kindle or free on kindle unlimited)

Genre: Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Lily loves her life, her job and her two best friends, she does not need romance to come along and mess that up!

Nobody is more surprised than she is when after a blind date, she finds herself falling head over heels in love with Zack.

But Zack isn’t the only one with feelings for her. Lily’s heart and body are about to be torn between two very different men, as she tries to find a way to hold on to both of them. Lily hasn’t met “The One’, she has met ‘The Two’.

Can she have it all? Or will she be forced to make an impossible decision?

Get ready to fall in love…

Goodreads Rating: 4.55

The Snowdonia Killings – Simon McCleave

Source: Authors Facebook Post – Amazon

(Currently £1.99 to buy or free on kindle unlimited)

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A small-town murder. A big city detective. Can she unravel the gruesome trail of clues before the killer strikes again?

Detective Inspector Ruth Hunter lives with the pain of her partner’s mysterious and unsolved disappearance. About to hit fifty, the veteran police officer trades in the crime-ridden streets of London for a more peaceful life in rural North Wales. But Ruth has barely settled into her new position in North Wales Police, when the body of a brutally murdered woman is discovered…with strange symbols carved into her skin.

Teaming up with an obstinate deputy, Ruth struggles to eliminate anyone from a long line of suspects. When another slain victim is discovered with the same cryptic markings, she’s forced to re-think the investigation. Has Ruth got what it takes to solve the case before the murderer attacks again?

The Snowdonia Killings is the first book in the DI Ruth Hunter Crime Thriller series and set against the majestic backdrop of Snowdonia, a timeless land of Arthurian legend, folklore and myth.

If you like dark police procedurals, psychologically complex characters, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Simon McCleave’s pulse-pounding debut novel.

Goodreads Rating: 4.07

Shooting Stars over Bluebell Cliff – Della Galton

Source: Boldwood books twitter post – Purchase Amazon

(Currently 99p to buy or free on kindle unlimited)

Genre: Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Unlucky in love Poppy Allen is the producer of a brand-new TV show, ‘Date for a Day’ – think ‘Take Me Out’ meets ‘It’s a Knockout’!

Lovelorn contestants must perform a series of seaside challenges to win the hand of the starring lady and a ‘Date for a Day’.

Left heartbroken when Stephen, her childhood sweetheart eloped with her best friend on her hen night – Poppy has no plans to risk her own heart again. Besides, she’s far too busy filming contestants against the backdrop of the beautiful Bluebell Cliff Hotel and the stunning Jurassic Dorset coastline.

However, when sabotage on set threatens to stop shooting, Poppy discovers soulmates can be found in the most unexpected places…

Goodreads Rating: 4.40

Autism Goes to School – Dr Sharon A. Mitchell

Source: Author Newsletter – Bookfunnel

Genre: Romance/Contempory

Synopsis from Goodreads:

After suddenly receiving custody of his five year old son, Ben must learn how to be a dad. That fact that he’d even fathered a child was news to him. Not only does this mean restructuring his sixty-hour work week and becoming responsible for another human being, but also Kyle has autism.
Enter the school system. Under the guidance (and bullying) of a gifted teacher, Ben and Kyle take tentative steps to becoming father and son.
Teacher Melanie Nicols sees Ben as a dead beat dad, but grudgingly comes to admire how he hangs in, determined to learn for his son’s sake. Her admiration grows to more as father and some come to rely on Melanie being a part of their lives.

Goodreads Rating: 4.27

Champagne Kisses – Minette Lauren

Source: Author Twitter Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A recipe for hot dates in Magnolia…

*** A beautiful widow with a farm, three wild little boys, and too much work to handle.
*** A bar owner armed with chivalry and a dream.
*** An accident that seems destined to happen.
*** And a summer too hot to cool things down.

After crashing her minivan into Hank’s Honkey-Tonk on the way to get groceries, single mom, Lexi Nash finds herself alone with a double shot of whiskey and an intoxicating man. Down on her luck, with a ranch that’s bleeding her dry, Lexi can’t imagine what the sexy bar owner, Noah Harding, sees in her. But, after one night out, they’re tumbling into her king size bed, rumpling her satin sheets, and already having their first test of wills. Widowed and wracked with guilt about moving on, Lexi pushes Noah away, thinking there’s no way he’s the staying kind of man she needs in her complicated life. Then she reels him back in when she realizes he’s just the guy she wants. But when Noah’s cousin rolls in with a surprise guest and the truth about Noah’s past, everything goes off the rails. Can Lexi and Noah get back on track or will they end up roadkill on the highway of love?

Goodreads Rating: 4.00

Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm – Jaimie Admans

Source: HQ Stories Christmas Newsletter – Google play store

Genre: Romance/Christmas

Synopsis from Goodreads:

All she wants for Christmas…

Leah Griffiths has woken up after a few too many glasses of Prosecco with a hangover – and discovers she’s accidentally bought a little Christmas tree farm in Scotland!

At first she’s horrified, but perhaps it’s the perfect way to forget all about her cheating ex.

And when she meets grumpy (but ridiculously gorgeous) pumpkin farmer Noel underneath the mistletoe, Leah begins to believe that at Christmas time, anything can happen…

Goodreads Rating: 4.28

Deadly Secrets – O.M.J. Ryan

Source: Inkubator books Facebook Post – Newsletter sign up – Book funnel download

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Celebrity Marty Michaels had the perfect life — then a dead girl turned up in his hotel room.

For twenty years, superstar radio host Marty Michaels has used his vast fame and power to make or break the careers of celebrities and politicians.

But Marty discovers that power comes at a price when he wakes in a strange hotel room and finds a murdered girl in the bathroom. He’s been setup. Someone wants to destroy him.

Things go from bad to worse when tenacious DCI Jane Phillips is assigned to his case, determined his celebrity won’t get in the way of justice. Even Marty’s powerhouse lawyer, Nicolette Johnson, fears this is a case she simply can’t win.

Desperate to clear his name, Marty is propelled into a dark world of danger, corruption and depravity, and with the media world he once ruled now baying for his blood — the hunter has become the hunted.

Not knowing who to trust, or where to turn, Marty fights alone against a powerful criminal network as he tries to save his reputation, his job…and his life.

Goodreads Rating: 4.28

Murder at the Manor – Catherine Coles

Source: Facebook Post – Author Newsletter sign up – Download Bookfunnel

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Downton Abbey crossed with Murder, She Wrote…set in a Yorkshire village!

Evelyn Christie has resigned herself to another long, boring weekend at Hessleham Hall, the home of her husband, Tommy’s, family. However, it turns out to be anything but dull when his uncle, the Earl of Northmoor, is shockingly murdered!

Evelyn must use all of her sleuthing knowledge, gained whilst she was a member of the Police force during the war, to find out who the murderer is before the bungling local police force decide the Earl was bumped off so Tommy could inherit his title.

If you enjoy the glamour of bygone eras like 1920s Downton Abbey and gentle, cozy mysteries set in the English countryside then you will love this new series.

Goodreads Rating: 4.08

Cambridge Shadows – Mark Wells

Source: Facebook Post – Author Newsletter sign up – Download Bookfunnel

Genre: Horror/Fantasy

Synopsis from Bookfunnel:

Cambridge Shadows is a collection of 5 ghost stories written by the Bestselling Author Mark Wells. Each story is set in Cambridge or links directly to Mark’s debut series Cambridge Gothic. Not only does it include a supernatural prequel, but also a shocking prologue to Mark’s opening novel College of Shadows.

These fast-paced Urban Fantasy stories are a chilling read, that will send shivers down your spine, a tear in your eye, and maybe even a tune in your head…

If you like this collection, try the rest of my books for free on Kindle Unlimited.

Goodreads Rating: N/A

The Hope That Kills – Ed James

Source: Facebook Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The body of a young woman is found on the streets of East London, in the shadow of the City’s gleaming towers. No ID on her, just hard-earned cash. But there is no doubting the ferocity of the attack.

DI Simon Fenchurch takes charge but, as his team tries to identify her and piece together her murder, they’re faced with cruel indifference at every turn – nobody cares about yet another dead prostitute. To Fenchurch, however, she could just as easily be Chloe, his daughter still missing after ten years, whose memory still haunts his days and nights, his burning obsession having killed his marriage.

When a second body is discovered, Fenchurch must peel back the grimy layers shrouding the London sex trade, confronting his own traumatic past while racing to undo a scheme larger, more complex and more evil than anything he could possibly have imagined.

Goodreads Rating: 3.88

Murder Notes – Lisa Renee Jones

Source: Author Facebook Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Synopsis from Goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s heart-pounding thriller of a woman’s secrets—and a past that’s about to come out of hiding…

As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.

Thrust into a troubled past she’s tried to shut the door on, Lilah’s back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord’s son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah’s own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target?

Goodreads Rating: 3.96

Someone Else’s Daughter – Linsey Lanier

Source: Author Facebook Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Romance/Suspense/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

THE SEARCHING MOTHER
Miranda Steele.
Feisty. Independent. Skeptical.
Thirteen years ago her abusive husband stole her baby and gave it up for adoption.
She comes to Atlanta to find her daughter.

THE PI
Wade Parker.
Ace detective.
Wealthy owner of the Parker Investigative Agency.
The most eligible forty-four-year-old bachelor in Atlanta.
Still mourning the death of his socialite wife, he must solve a disturbing murder case.
Before the killer strikes again.

THE MURDERER
A serial killer strangling young girls in a bizarre ritual.
Why?

She doesn’t need a man.
He needs to find a killer.
Together, can they save a thirteen year old girl?

Goodreads Rating: 4.15

Run and Hide – Alan McDermott

Source: Author Facebook Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Action

Synopsis from Goodreads:

There’s only so long you can run for your life.

Eva Driscoll is used to chasing down bad guys, but now the bad guys are chasing her. She knows they won’t stop until she’s dead.

After her brother is killed in a faked suicide, Driscoll teams up with ex-soldier Rees Colback, the one person who can help her find answers. Together they’re determined to uncover why members of his Special Forces squad are dying in mysterious circumstances.

But with every agency in the country in hot pursuit, their only choice is to flee.

The clock is ticking. They can’t run forever. It’s time to make a choice: kill or be killed…

Goodreads Rating: 4.25

Pitch Black – Elise Noble

Source: Author Facebook Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Romance/Suspense/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Even a Diamond can be shattered…

After the owner of a security company is murdered, his sharp-edged wife goes on the run. Forced to abandon everything she holds dear – her home, her friends, her job in special ops – she builds a new life for herself in England. As Ashlyn Hale, she meets Luke, a handsome local who makes her realise just how lonely she is.

Yet, even in the sleepy village of Lower Foxford, the dark side of life dogs Diamond’s trail when the unthinkable strikes. Forced out of hiding, she races against time to save those she cares about. But is it too little, too late? 

Please be aware that although one story arc is concluded in this book, Diamond’s full story is told over books 1-3 in the Blackwood Security series.

Goodreads Rating: 4.22

Take No More – Seb Kirby

Source: Author Twitter Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

He will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.

When James Blake discovers his wife murdered in their London home, he is determined to avenge her, and bring her killer to justice.

As the prime suspect, he flees England and sets out on a journey that takes him to Florence, Venice and into a shadowy underworld of death and corruption.

The trail that will lead him to the killer is filled with terrible danger, and will reveal a shocking conspiracy, behind both her death and a lost fortune.

A thrilling, original and fast-paced crime thriller set within the art world, perfect for fans of Ken Follett, Dan Brown and Harlan Coben.

Goodreads Rating: 3.67

Blood of Like Souls – Val Conrad

Source: Author Facebook Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Julie Madigan’s career with the New Mexico State Police ended in the puddle of blood on the floor when she survived having her throat cut. But a year of recovery left her desperate to hide the scars and to escape her past. She moved to Michigan, away from friends and coworkers who knew her secrets. Now a Medical Examiner Investigator, Julie Madigan plays by the rules, but the rules change when a killer sends her clues and evidence about two victims, taunting her with his unusual methods of murder, pulling her into his twisted game, targeting those she cares about. His goal – to prove Julie will kill like he does. While trying to identify him, Julie discovers the monster has been closer to her than she imagined, leaving her in a race to save the victims he’s selected, forcing her to choose who lives and who dies.

Goodreads Rating: 4.33

Twice the Lie – M.K. Farrar

Source: Author Facebook Post – Newsletter sign up – Bookfunnel download

(Available on kindle on Amazon for £1.99)

Genre: Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A missing person case quickly turns sinister.

Two boys stumble across a crashed car in nearby woodland. The driver’s seat is covered in blood, the airbag blown, but the car is empty.

So where is the driver?

As part of the Major Crimes Investigation Team, DI Chase and his partner, DS Swift, are called in to investigate. It’s not long before the bodies of the owner of the car and her daughter are discovered in their home.

Who killed them? And who was driving the car.

With a murderer on their patch, can the detectives unravel the mystifying clues before the perpetrator goes on the run?

‘Twice the Lie’ is set before the first book in the DI Erica Swift series, ‘The Eye Thief’. Meet her previous DI, Ryan Chase, who is also getting his own series. Order ‘Kill Chase’ today! Twice the Lie is a novella length book of approximately 30,000.

Goodreads Rating: 4.32

Bookfunnel – Kate Gable newsletter:

I received a link in Kate Gable’s newsletter, there were 21 books/novellas/excerpts to download. Unfortunately I tried the link this morning and it is no longer active. Update: It may be working again: https://books.bookfunnel.com/mysterymachine/l385gc4cu8

This is what I downloaded.

One Last Breath – Elleby Harper

Genre: Police Procedural Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Running from a past she can’t bear to face, Bex Wynter leaves the NYPD to take on a lead role at New Scotland Yard. But her new team fiercely contest her mettle and investigative skills. That doesn’t stop her taking neophyte detective Reuben Richards under her wing when a simple case becomes a murder investigation.

When a teen is accused of murder, she’s about to teach her British cohorts that she’ll never stop fighting for justice. Not for herself, but for those who can’t stand up for themselves. But with an investigation yielding more questions than answers, is she fighting for the wrong cause?

You’ll love this realistic police procedural mystery in a shorter package you can binge read in one night!

Goodreads Rating: 4.41

Planting Pearls – Virginia King

Genre: Paranormal/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A new name and a new home.
A scary ex-husband …
And a ghost.

When Selkie Moon escapes her controlling husband to start a new life in Hawaii, she’s under pressure to support herself, while keeping hidden from her ex.

But when she encounters a so-called haunting, Selkie delves into the mystery surrounding an old Honolulu house.

Are there dark forces at work and is a child in danger?

Or is something else going on?

As Selkie gets caught up in something that’s way beyond her skillset, the disturbing events not only hint at secrets buried in her own past, but she unwittingly makes herself a target for the man she’s fleeing from.

Goodreads Rating: 4.10

The Wannabes – F.R. Jameson

Genre: Paranormal/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

His friend has been murdered, but he can’t be responsible… Can he?

John has returned to London and rekindled the spark with his gorgeous ex, Belinda. But, after a vivid dream in which he seems to brutally murder an old friend, John is shocked to discover that said friend has indeed been slaughtered.

As the dreams continue and the bodies start to pile up, John and Belinda investigate. Both horribly conscious that John himself might be the number one suspect…

A London murder-mystery with a difference from supernatural thriller author, F.R. Jameson.

Goodreads Rating: 3.32

A Pint of Problems – Chris Lowry

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

How could he tell her no…
…even after she broke his heart.

When a woman from Jake’s past finds him passed out on his front porch, she makes him breakfast and an offer he can’t refuse.

Help her get the money owed to her and he gets a percentage.

And her.

He’s dead broke and needs a drink so the walking around money has appeal. Plus the promise of another night with her to sweeten the pot?

What’s supposed to be a short visit turns into an accidental murder charge and his ingénue is nowhere to be found.

Jake’s going to need all the help he can find if he hopes to get out of the mess she dropped him in the middle of.

Fans of disgraced lawyers and southern noir are going to love the Jake Burbank series because if you can’t root for the underdog, at least you can buy him a drink.

Goodreads Rating: 4.44

The Girl from Moscow’s Edge – Nadya Frank

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

She needs this money to undo her mother’s atrocities. But her partner in crime is dead.

Zoya Volkova finds him at the garage icy floor. Her friend and accomplice, in a puddle of his own blood. Maybe it was one of the rich Muscovites they scammed for a car repair in that very garage. Maybe it has to do with a heist they’ve planned, the job that would change their lives.

Her boyfriend wants to go on with the rip-off. Her bestie talks her out of it. Caught up in a whirlwind of mistrust, Zoya learns about terrible things her estranged mother had done to Zoya’s siblings. Now she needs this money to mitigate the damage, but is it safe when she suspects everyone?

Racing against the time, at odds with the police, a local crime boss and her own conscience, Zoya needs to find out who murdered her partner. Will she fix her life or will she lose everything?

An unputdownable prequel novella to the Zoya Volkova thriller series.

Goodreads Rating: 4.33

The Secret She Knows – Chris Vecoh

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Synopsis from Bookfunnel:

SHE ESCAPES DEATH. YET, SHE REFUSES TO BACK DOWN UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED.


Kelly is wanted dead by some groups of criminals because of what she knows. She is on a mission to uncover the secret as she learns to use her inner power.

“The Secret She Knows Series” is a story filled with lots of twists and suspense that will surprise you till the end.

Goodreads Rating: 4.33 (3 ratings)

The Thicket – Noelle W. Ihli

Genre: Horror

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Would you recognize a real scream on Halloween?

That’s the question haunting Norah Lewis.

She can’t shake the guilt that’s stalked her since the night her brother was murdered. She heard —and ignored—his last screams. Just like everyone else at the Thicket, a haunted attraction in tiny Declo, Idaho.

But as Halloween approaches, Norah’s personal tragedy is overshadowed by a media circus. Parents’ groups and PTAs lobby for a shutdown while thrill seekers far and wide clamor for a chance to visit the notorious haunted attraction.

Many of Norah’s classmates eagerly plan a visit. And, reluctantly, so does Norah, who is driven to retrace her brother’s last steps.

But the man in the grainy security footage whose masked face is plastered across the news hasn’t chosen the Thicket at random.

And, like Norah, he’s planning a return visit.

Goodreads Rating: 4.23

The Art of Disappearing – Sara Lea

Genre: Crime/Thriller/Horror

Synopsis from Goodreads:

As a young, single mother, Tammy needed a man who was dependable, mature, and hard working. Not only did Ray tick off all those boxes, he wanted to build their family. After marrying and having a baby together, Tammy discovers that he is not the stable, doting father he portrayed himself to be.

Not wanting her boys to grow up without a dad, Tammy ignored the increasing number of red flags… But since Ray’s behavior has become more violent, it’s obvious that the man she thought she trusted has become her worst nightmare.

She has a plan and she’ll need to move fast to save herself and her children. If she doesn’t, she may never see her boys again.

Goodreads Rating: 5.00 (3 ratings)

Gone – Dr Sharon A. Mitchell

(I think this download is an excerpt from the book named basement excerpt)

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Synopsis from Amazon (for full book):

A sheltered mother. A medically fragile child. They can’t just disappear. Or can they?

A typical day of medical appointments and errands. Elizabeth can handle it, she tells herself. She’ll do it all until her husband returns on the weekend.

But someone else has a plan – several someones, throwing Elizabeth’s orderly life into chaos and danger.
Now, she’s on her own. Neither her parents nor her husband is there to protect her. No one knows where they are. If her son is to get out of this alive, it’s up to Elizabeth.

Ordinary people, thrown into extraordinary circumstances. Read Gone, Book One of the psychological thriller series When Bad Things Happen.

Goodreads Rating: 3.94

Flint River Christmas – Jodi Burnett

Genre: Christmas Novella

Synopsis from Goodreads:

For the first time in over ten years, the entire Stone family is home in Flint River for Christmas. Mary Stone couldn’t be happier. The holiday season brings her a new love as well, in the form of Elijah Jefferson.

Everything is as it should be until a young woman goes missing and there is a robbery at the Gem Emporium. Mary never could have imagined the events that took place over of the next several days, nor did she know how necessary her particular brand of wisdom would be.

It’s never too late for love and intrigue.

Goodreads Rating: 3.83

I hope you find something that takes your fancy 😊

I only download books that I like the look of the synopsis, and once I have cleared down some of the NetGalley books I am going to be adding 1 or 2 of my E-Books to my TBR each month.

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