This week we spotlight a spy novel from a top suspense author, a contemporary romance novel, a Kansas woman with a dark secret—and the only time you’ll be able to snag my thriller “Biohack” for free.
All titles range from free to 99 cents. Plus, a brooding, well-acted indie film about a family in shock.
This week’s top curated picks:
Indie ebook spotlight
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99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
By Adam Nicholls
Spy novel: Blake Salinger, framed for his father’s murder, flees across Los Angeles to learn the truth of his father’s mysterious past. The deeper he goes, the bigger the lies become. This well-crafted, fast-paced thriller follows a man pitted against his own family, the LAPD and a corrupt government agency.
Free on Kindle until Friday at midnight ($12.99 print)
By J.D. Lasica
Publisher: Best of Indie
#1 Free in Medical Thrillers, Cyberpunk and Technothrillers in the Kindle Store
High-tech thriller: From now until Friday, my conspiracy thriller “Biohack” is priced at $0.00 in the Kindle Store. Follow Kaden, an elite hacker, as she tries to unravel the threats posed by a mysterious biotech company.
Top ebook deals of the week
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($10.95 print)
Sirens Journey (The Founder Saga)
By Thomas Fay
Science fiction: Starting a new life in Alpha Centauri should have been easy, but John Stanton, formerly of the UEP Space Navy, falls in love with a Centaurian and then contends with a dangerous new enemy, all the while trying to escape the ghosts of his past.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($16.95 print)
By Tess Thompson
Publisher: 4kids5cats Editions (the author’s imprint)
Contemporary romance: When her husband leaves her after years of marriage, Blythe finds herself looking back to the small mountain town she left behind. Can she find a new beginning in this story of second chances, family, and love?
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print)
The Gauguin Connection
By Estelle Ryan
Crime fiction: Dr. Genevieve Lenard, a brilliant investigator who has autism, faces her greatest challenge when the death of a painter exposes a web of unimaginable corruption. Can she keep the murderer from striking again?
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($10.26 print)
1861 (Civil War Year by Year)
By Nick Vulich
Nonfiction: In the months after his election, Abraham Lincoln received dozens of death threats. Newspapers recounted stories of impending succession and assassination. 1861 would change everything.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
They Call Me Crazy (A Cass Adams Novel Book 1)
By Kelly Stone Gamble
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing (a small fiction house)
Women’s fiction: Everyone in Deacon, Kansas, knows Cass Adams is crazy. But when her good-for-nothing husband goes missing, few suspect Cass is behind it. A buried him in their unfinished koi pond. A “character-rich Southern gothic-esque tale will keep you guessing up to the very end,” says NY Times bestselling author Kate Moretti.
Indie Film Watch
The house in “Hereditary.” (Courtesy of PalmStar Media)
After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences as they begin to unravel dark secrets. Ari Aster’s first feature is dark and mesmerizing as it portrays a woman moving through the grieving process. “The final minutes are some of the most riveting you’ll see all year,” says IndieWire. Rated R.
In limited theatrical release since June. Coming to Netflix in September.
Note: Best of Indie will be taking a summer break starting next week. See you in mid-August!