This week Best of Indie spotlights free thrillers from two of the best in the biz – J.A. Konrath and Christopher Greyson – as well as a generous dose of chick lit, mystery, romance, sci-fi, fantasy and horror.
All titles range from free to 99 cents. And our Indie Film of the Week is “Every Time I Die,” a riveting indie thriller with a dose of sci-fi.
This week’s curated picks of quality ebooks at bargain prices:
Indie ebook spotlight
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Thriller: I love almost anything by J.A. Konrath, and this police procedural – book 5 in the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels Mysteries series – is no exception. Things are going well for Lt. Daniels of the Chicago Police Department until a group of vigilantes go on a murder spree, taking down a cop while the psychopath she had put away, thought to have killed herself in jail, may turn out to be very much alive. A treat for readers who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($7.99 to $22.79 print, $12.99 audiobook)
By Christopher Greyson
#1 free in Action & Adventure Romance, Action Thriller & Vigilante Justice in the Kindle Store
Mystery-thriller: Policeman Jack Stratton is traumatized by the loss of his best friend in Iraq. But when the late friend’s sister goes missing, Jack knows he must defeat his personal demons and take action. This kickoff to the Det. Jack Stratton series from the brilliant best-selling author Christopher Greyson has more than 3,500 five-star ratings on Goodreads.
Chick lit: After a mishap of colossal proportions, handsome Logan winds up on shy Mia’s doorstep — and, in exchange for a one-month stay, agrees to teach her to stand up for herself. Can this reformed bad boy help Mia finally find her voice?
Top ebook deals of the week
Crime fiction: PI Dev Haskell heads to Las Vegas to help a friend i— but he’s also brought along his new lady friend, Barbie, a Barbie doll enthusiast. When business and pleasure mix, things start to get messy in this lighthearted mystery.
Medical thriller: In this new release from the award-winning author of The Prize, sexual harassment at a major medical research institution escalates to rape and murder … with a coverup at the highest levels. “A compelling mystery, a fascinating peek into the politics of academia, and a nuanced look at the Me Too movement,” says Manhattan Book Review.
Cozy mystery. Stella has finally found her mom – her long-lost mother that no one wants to talk about. While Stella wants to go to her immediately, her hunky new policeman friend warns her there are things she doesn’t know. Then she uncovers a cold case murder that is somehow linked to her mother’s arrest. But how? Book 5 in CeeCee’s fun Flamingo Realty Mystery series.
Contemporary romance. Olivia Winter finds passion and satisfaction with Dean West, a commanding older man. But will a pregnancy scare shake up their bliss? A sensual read from a USA Today bestselling author with nearly 5,600 five-star ratings on Goodreads!
Young adult paranormal: Sixteen-year-old Lucy’s hopes for a normal life are dashed when she finds out she’s half-witch, half-demon. Now, she must make a daunting choice between whether she wants to use her powers for good or evil.
Supernatural suspense: Small-town witch Summer Thorne’s passion for rescuing animals gets her in trouble with the local sheriff. But when a mystery arises, can the two team up to unlock some dangerous secrets? Book one in an intriguing paranormal series.
Crime fiction: An American policeman in Poland gets involved when murder is suspected, and the local police turn away. Adam Kaminski was meant to be a polite observer during a delegation to Philadelphia’s sister city, Warsaw. But Kaminski is not one to walk away.
Post-apocalyptic science fiction: To fight an invasion of monsters that have crossed the veil, Mackenzie finds the gateway to another realm with the help of a mysterious ally. But her newfound friend has a dark secret — and time is running out for both their worlds.
Horror: Early one morning, Macon goes out for a run — and is abducted by a nightmarish family. Set in underground tunnels, this bloodcurdling short read will keep you up at night.
Indie Film Watch
Drew Fonteiro as Sam in “Every Time I Die” (2019).
Every Time I Die
When Sam is murdered in a remote lake, his consciousness begins to travel through the bodies of his friends in an effort to protect them from his killer. This dark passage leads him on a greater journey in discovering his own true identity. A harrowing indie thriller from filmmaker Robi Michael.
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