This week we spotlight a near-future journey to a space station, a mind-blowing giveaway and a guy who’s paid to read murder victims’ last memories (hey, it’s a tough economy).
Behold, this week’s top curated picks:
Indie book of the week
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$4.99 on Kindle ($24.95 print)
By Joe Hart
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (Amazon’s suspense imprint)
#2 in the Technothrillers category in the Kindle store
Sci-fi thriller: In the near future, a terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. A research scientist must travel with a NASA team to a space station where the crew has been stricken with symptoms ofa similar inexplicable psychosis. A tour-de-force blend of suspense and sci-fi adventure from a Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
A mind-blowing freebie
J.D. Lasica, whose high-tech thriller “Biohack” debuts next week, is offering thriller lovers a freebie: the Hacked Celebrity Files. It’s a fascinating, image-rich PDF with celebrity photos & grave team targets stolen from the evil biotech firm in his new thriller.
Top ebook deals of the week
Sci-fi: Controlled by a powerful company, Jack is paid to read murder victims’ last memories. But when his wife dies in a savage attack, he launches a vendetta of his own in this sci-fi page-turner.
Fantasy: When she moves in with her aunt, Kristyl hopes to leave the past behind. But her classmate Owen may know more about her and her powers than she knows about herself. This witch-friendly title has more than 1,200 five-star ratings on Goodreads.
Suspense: UFOs have been in the skies for millennia, but now someone has devised a means to predict when and where they will appear. And dark forces will kill for that knowledge. Two investors uncover the terrifying truth behind the phenomena. The eighth installment in the popular Warner & Lopez series is perfect for fans of “The X Files.”
Nonfiction: Think you know history? This book will force you to rethink everything you thought you knew about U.S. history.
Indie film watch
Ellen Page in “Tallulah.” (Courtesy of Netflix)
From indie writer-director Sian Heder comes this tale of a drifter (Ellen Page) who kidnaps a neglected child and passes her off as her daughter to her absent boyfriend’s mother (Allison Janney). The New York Times says the director “keeps the focus on the terrific odd-couple chemistry between Page and Janney, who squeeze all the laughs and pathos they can out of a sticky situation.
Available on Netflix