Free E-Books: 21.05.22

This is my weekly post of Free E-Books I have found throughout the week 😊.

I usually find out about these E-Books through social media, through emails I receive from Hello Books and authors newsletters.

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 21.05.22 and in the UK region.

Write About Me – Melissa Pouliot

Genre: Mystery/Drama

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The year is 1988 and 16-year old Annabelle Brown from northern Queensland runs away from her family and friends for the bright lights of somewhere new. She ends up in Kings Cross in Sydney where her life takes some dark twists and turns. Inspired by a true family tragedy, “Write About Me” is a heart-wrenching story about a teenage runaway who doesn’t come home.

Goodreads Rating: 3.44

Remember Me? – Ian C.P. Irvine

Genre: Crime/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

For fans of crime, mystery and detective, and police-procedurals, this is a must read that shows how with modern technology, criminals can no longer hide from the eyes of the law! ! A startling, gripping crime thriller from one of the UK’s top new authors. A real page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very, last, line! Two teachers are murdered, with the first killing publicly played out before hundreds of horrified spectators, and the other victim found dead only hours later. Having just returned to duty from his recent suspension, DCI McKenzie (Say You’re Sorry & The Assassin’s Gift) quickly discovers he’s dealing with a sick but highly intelligent serial killer. With a school reunion planned for that same night, in a race against time, McKenzie and his small team of investigators must use all their skills to track down the killer before more depraved murders take place, and more teachers from the school die. But as the hours roll by and the death toll mounts, McKenzie finds himself facing a genius mystery criminal who is always one step ahead of the police and somehow anticipating their every move. In the days that follow, the school campus becomes a maze of rooms and tunnels where new murders are discovered, and the death toll mounts. With surprising twists and turns at every stage, this is a ‘classic whodunnit ‘ that will keep you guessing to the very end. Can you spot who the killer is, or will they get away with the perfect murders? Remember me? You’ll never forget it!

Goodreads Rating: 4.52

The List – Graham H Miller

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Seven names on a list. No birthdates, no addresses, just seven names.

Jonah Greene has been exiled from CID into the role of coroner’s officer. His first body, a homeless man who didn’t survive a freezing night, has left him with a list of seven names to decode.

Jonah’s determination to investigate sees him going up against his boss and a system that wants the whole matter forgotten. But he sees this as his one chance at redemption, and refuses to give up as the stakes increase, until his life is threatened.

Goodreads Rating: 4.05

When She Finds You – A.J. McDine

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sophie Saunders has the perfect life.

Happily married to handsome Matt and expecting her first baby, she is the envy of her childhood friend, Lou.

Lou’s family has splintered. Her husband is dead and her son has left home.

She would give anything to turn back the clock.

But there’s a secret buried deep in their past that the two friends can never forget.

And when Sophie’s world starts spiralling out of control, it’s her new friend Roz to whom she turns.

Trouble is, secrets have a habit of unravelling. And when they do, you can kiss your perfect life goodbye.

Sometimes, it’s better when the truth stays hidden.

Goodreads Rating: 4.10

Truth Unveiled – Stephanie Kreml

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A victim with a shady past. A grieving sister in need of closure. Can a physician discover the truth without succumbing to a body of lies?

Dr. Samantha Jenkins knows well the bitter taste of betrayal. So the last thing she needs at her best friend’s wedding is an interrogation into her own broken engagement. Her fears soon turn to shock on the morning of the big day when the bride’s brother drops dead …

Though she privately suspects the victim lost his battle with drugs, Samantha promises her friend she’ll verify the cause of death. But after she discovers an incriminating document and a near fatal accident stinks of sabotage, the physician-turned-sleuth is certain she’s hot on the trail of a killer.

Can Samantha foil a murderer’s plans before she’s next on the slab?

Goodreads Rating: 3.95

The Girl from Diana Park – Alec Peche

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A child abduction cold case suddenly heats up…

THE GIRL FROM DIANA PARK is the third book in the Damian Green series. Damian Green lives by himself on a remote island in San Francisco Bay, he invents things and can manipulate large amounts of data to find the truth underneath.

Damian is asked to assist retired SJPD Detective Natalie Severino with a five-year-old child abduction case. The abduction was a cold case having not been solved in the first year after the child’s disappearance from a local park.

Meanwhile, Damian and Ariana continue caring for teenager Hermione, while Damian explores new angles in the search for the girl’s parents. While Hermione may not know where her parents are, or if they are even alive after men rushed into their home nearly a year ago, someone else is convinced she does know where they are. That person is planning to use her to smoke out the parents. Damian has his hands full chasing multiple mysteries while protecting the two women he’s come to love.

Goodreads Rating: 4.42

Deadly Deeds at Lydenlea Law – Suzie Lou Miller

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Synopsis from Amazon:

The Lydenlea curse is broken …

… so why are the time slips continuing?

Perhaps it has something to do with the murder at Lydenlea Law.

But is Tara a suspect or the next victim?

Nathan distrusts her, but it isn’t her fault the Lydenlea Legacy included witchy powers which are escalating…

… and now she’s stuck in 1921 with no Great Grandmother Charlotte to send her home.

Tara is getting desperate.

Can she survive the dangerous path she’s chosen and uncover the truth before it’s too late?

You’ll adore this English cosy mystery because who doesn’t want to solve a murder before the Inspector does?

Goodreads Rating: 5.00 (1 Rating)

Faithless – Steven Ramirez

Genre: Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

They trained me to kill, and I’m good at it. Now someone wants me dead.

It all began in a strange, dark place. When I woke up, I was alone. Immersed in a tank with wires and tubes. The other test subjects are goners—drowned in black water.

My only memory is dying from my wounds during a night raid in Afghanistan. Something brought me back. When I opened my eyes, I was uninjured. Crazy, right?

Men in gray suits are after me. If they shoot me, I heal. How is that possible? I need to find out who these men are and why they want to end me.

Oh yeah, almost forgot. There’s this fever—I get it bad. And without the experimental drug I was on, I’ll flame out.

My name is Jane. And I will stop them.

Goodreads Rating: 4.53

After the Ending – Lindsey Pogue & Lindsey Fairleigh

Genre: YA/Sci-Fi/Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

They may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed them…

Grad student Dani O’Connor won’t let a cross-country move end her closest friendship. But when a mysterious virus consumes the world and Dani, herself, falls violently ill, she fears she’ll never see her loved ones again. After her fever finally breaks, she barely recognizes the devastated world around her. Everyone is dead. Dani is all alone. Or so she thinks…

As a bartender, Zoe is used to dealing with hotheads and dirtbags, but nothing could have prepared her for the twisted thoughts of her fellow survivors. Her family is gone, and anyone left alive in the world is either sick, crazy, or changed… like her. As her newfound super senses gain strength, Zoe must learn to control them before she loses herself to madness completely.

Perilous terrain spans the distance between them, and deranged survivors lurk in dark corners everywhere. Can Dani and Zoe overcome deadly attacks and unseen dangers in order to find each other? Or will they lose their way–and their lives–along the journey?

Goodreads Rating: 3.76

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 Goodbye Storm – Danielle Stewart

Source: Book Cave Email Newsletter – Amazon Purchase

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won’t be chased off before it’s ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she’s forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over and head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is.

Noah Key, an emergency room doctor. He has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He’s written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn’t in shambles.

When the world keeps moving on without them, Noah and Autumn will need to decide if they’ll survive the storm or allow themselves to swept away by it.

Goodreads Rating: 3.92

Coming Home to the Valley – Ellen Joy

Source: Book Cave Email Newsletter – Amazon Purchase

Genre: Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Georgie’s life seems to be falling apart, but a return to her hometown has her family, and an old flame, helping to pick up the pieces. Amazon bestselling author Ellen Joy delivers a heartwarming story about hardship and second chances.

Georgie left Prairie Valley twenty years ago in search of a perfect life in the city… and she found it. That is, until her husband, the governor, is involved in a scandalous affair. Now, Georgie’s come back to town with her kids to escape the public eye and crawl into the arms of her mother and sister.

Sam, her high school sweetheart, offers some comfort as well. He’s just as sweet and handsome as she remembers, although she hasn’t forgotten how he broke her heart years ago. As Georgie starts to warm up, she can’t help but wonder if the small town she was eager to leave as a teenager may be the perfect place to start over. Perhaps Sam, and Prairie Valley, deserve a second chance.

Goodreads Rating: 4.49

The Only Witness – Pamela Beason

Source: Book Cave Email Newsletter – Amazon Purchase

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A missing baby.
A desperate teenage mom suspected of murder.
A jaded police detective whose reputation is on the line.
A research scientist who is about to lose everything.
A signing gorilla destined for the auction block.
Will the revelation that a gorilla is the only witness to the crime save or doom them all?

Goodreads Rating: 4.23

Kind of Book – Amazon

I have found another new notification site for free e-books, which you then purchase through Amazon. The site is Kind of Book, the link is for the UK site but they also have a site for the US and DE too which you can access from this link. Once again these were free when I purchased but they may not be now. I receive daily emails with deals, this is what I have found so far that has taken my interest:

The Creek Killer – Dominika Best

(Currently £1.99 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

How would you prove you weren’t dead?

Jane Smith has been running from danger her whole life. That danger followed her everywhere, leaving a trail of death in its wake. When the mummified bodies of six girls are discovered in the wetlands of Los Angeles, Jane is surprised to learn one of the dead girls bears her name—the name she abandoned twenty-five years ago to go into hiding.

Detective Harriet Harper gets pulled into a case to make or break her career…if it doesn’t end her life. When the burial site of six mummified girls is discovered, Harri joins the task force created to bring justice for the dead girls. Forces outside her control threaten her reputation and her coveted position on the team as the killer sets his sights on her, taunting her to come and find him.

When a witness comes forward with details that take Harri in new directions, she finds herself moving ever closer to the dark center of a decades-old secret, one that many people would prefer to stay hidden. With her career in the balance and her life on the line, Harri forges ahead to bring a serial killer to justice before he kills again. 

Goodreads Rating: 4.34

The Girl on Gander Green Lane – M.J. Hardy

(Currently £1.99 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When a perfect marriage, the perfect husband and perfect life is nothing but an illusion.

Sarah Standon is living the dream, at least that’s what everyone tells her. She is the wife of a successful solicitor who looks like a movie star. They live a Stepford existence and appear to have it all.
Then, one fateful night, everything changes.
A terrible accident leaves Sarah alone to deal with a situation so frightening she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life has been exposed as the lie it always was and she loses everything.

She thought that was the worst that could happen.

She was wrong.

Goodreads Rating: 4.13

Girl Taken – Kate Gable

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Don’t stop looking…

When her sister’s friend is found dead, Detective Kaitlyn Carr knows that time is running out. Her sister has been missing for weeks and everyone is starting to believe that she’s gone for good. But Kaitlyn refuses to give up.

While the FBI and the Sheriff’s investigators collect evidence and run tests, Kaitlyn stays busy with another case back in Los Angeles: the disappearance of a missing couple who were trying to sell their half a million dollar boat.

Their grown sons insist that their parents would have never left without an explanation, but it’s up to Kaitlyn to uncover the truth.

Is the missing couple keeping secrets of their own or is their life actually in danger?

Who killed her sister’s friend and will finding her killer lead to answers about Violet’s disappearance?

Goodreads Rating: 4.30

Avarice – Pete Brassett

(Currently £1.99 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Crime/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When a body is found in a remote Scottish glen, DI Munro comes out of retirement to investigate.

The Police chief wants everything wrapped up before the upcoming regatta, but the locals are remarkably unforthcoming with helpful information.

Sassy and quick, London detective sergeant Charlotte West is roped in by DI Munro to help solve what is now a murder case.

It is good police work that will unravel the truth behind the crime, but not without ruffling a few feathers first.

Goodreads Rating: 4.08

Lamb to the Slaughter – Karen Ann Hopkins

(Currently £3.11 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Mystery/Amish

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The death of a teenage Amish girl in a cornfield looks like an accident, but sheriff Serenity Adams suspects foul play. To solve the murder, she must investigate the nearby Amish community with the help of a man who was shunned years ago.

Lamb to the Slaughter is a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest.

Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the country town of Blood Rock and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidentally shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl’s parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl’s shooting. Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad-boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman, who left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up. Serenity’s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end.

Goodreads Rating: 4.08

Lost Girls – Celina Grace

(Currently £4.99 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Twenty three years ago, Maudie Sampson’s childhood friend Jessica disappeared on a family holiday in Cornwall. She was never seen again.

In the present day, Maudie is struggling to come to terms with the death of her wealthy father, her increasingly fragile mental health and a marriage that’s under strain. Slowly, she becomes aware that there is someone following her: a blonde woman in a long black coat with an intense gaze. As the woman begins to infiltrate her life, Maudie realises no one else appears to be able to see her.

Is Maudie losing her mind? Is the woman a figment of her imagination or does she actually exist? Have the sins of the past caught up with Maudie’s present… or is there something even more sinister going on?

Goodreads Rating: 3.74

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes – Denise Grover Swank

Genre: Mystery/Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen– do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty of secrets of his own.

Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry after all.

Goodreads Rating: 3.92

Words of Love – Teymour Shahabi

(Currently £3.11 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

You’ve matched with Jamie!

So begins the story of Taylor and Jamie, told entirely, one day at a time, through text messages, social media posts, dating profiles, emails, and journal entries. Their genders are left up to the reader.
This is the story of any of us trying to solve the oldest problem of all in a modern world—love.

Goodreads Rating: 4.60

The Day He Drove By – Elana Johnson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A widowed florist, her ten-year-old daughter, and the paramedic who delivered the girl a decade earlier…

Paramedic Andrew Herrin delivered Gretchen Samuels’s daughter on the side of the road when she and her husband couldn’t make it to the hospital in time. When their paths cross again in small-town Hawthorn Harbor, she’s a widow and the baby is ten-year-old Dixie.

Dixie gets along great with Drew, and Gretchen finds herself falling in love with the man who’s rescued her on the side of the road twice now. But when Drew’s ex-girlfriend comes back to town, Gretchen’s trust issues rear their ugly head.

The day Drew drove by Gretchen’s van changed his whole life. He wants her and her daughter in his life, but he can’t keep reassuring her that he and his ex are over. Way over.

Can Drew and Gretchen find their way toward true love?

Goodreads Rating: 4.26

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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