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Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller
The 7th Victim
The first book of Alan Jacobson’s bestselling Karen Vail series, The 7th Victim introduces FBI profiler Karen Vail, who is investigating a horrifying serial killer known as “Dead Eyes.”
The discovery of a decades-old plane crash leads cattle-brand inspector Gabriel Du Pré to a possible murder victim and a landowner with dark secrets.
Fellowship of Fear
On the first night of his teaching fellowship, Gideon Oliver narrowly escapes from two men who break into his hotel room in an attempt to murder him. Oliver suddenly finds himself the target in an unfamiliar game with no clear rules and exceptionally high stakes.
The First Deadly Sin
In the first novel of the bestselling Deadly Sins series, Edward Delaney—a New York City cop—is hunting a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weapon. And Delaney’s only shot at bringing the monster to justice is to lay a complex trap.
The Butterfly Garden
The first book in The Collector series, The Butterfly Garden is the tale of a twisted man who kidnaps and tattoos young women, whom he keeps in the garden of his isolated mansion. When FBI agents begin questioning Maya, a survivor, they find that the Butterfly Garden is even more twisted than they first realized.
I Am Watching You
Ella Longfield has a bad feeling when she oversees two ex-cons flirting with a group of teenage girls on a train, but ultimately doesn’t intervene. Anna Ballard, one of the girls, goes missing that very night…and whoever took her is watching Ella.
The first novel of the Jack Noble series will get your heart pounding and your pulse racing. Jack Noble is a Marine on-loan to the CIA who finds himself caught up in a massive conspiracy run by the United States government.
An Innocent Client
The first book of the Joe Dillard series introduces Dillard—a man who wants to leave the world of criminal defense, but can’t help but to represent a beautiful young girl accused of brutally murdering a preacher.
My Sister's Grave
In the first book of the Tracy Crosswhite series, Tracy doesn’t believe the man in prison for her sister’s disappearance and murder is responsible. When her sister’s remains are discovered 20 years later, she is determined to find the murderer.
Lies That Bind Us
Jan took a trip to Crete to get away, but under the bright Greek sun she is kidnapped and thrown in a dark cell by a mysterious captor.
Howard Fast’s bestselling coming-of-age novel follows a boy as the brutal first battle of the American Revolution exposes him to the horrors of war.
This gripping Southern saga follows pioneers who settle the untamed Louisiana wilderness, creating a civilization rife with charm, luxury, and tragic injustice.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Based on an incredible true story, Beneath a Scarlet Sky follows Pino Lella, an Italian teenager with no interest in the war with the Nazis who joins a network helping Jews to escape after his family home is destroyed by a bomb. His parents fear for his safety and push him to enlist in the German army, and after an injury he becomes the personal driver of one of the most powerful Nazi commanders…and an invaluable spy.
White Rose, Black Forest
In December 1943, German dissenter Franka Gerber is living alone in a cottage in the woods. When she comes across an unconscious Luftwaffe pilot in the snow, she discovers that he’s not who he seemed to be, and the pair embarks on a dangerous journey to escape the Gestapo.
The Tuscan Child
When Joanna returns to the English countryside to arrange her estranged father’s funeral, she discovers an unopened love letter that changes everything she thought she knew about her father.
A privileged daughter of slave owners and the wet nurse who raises her are deeply affected by their love for one another despite the sharp class division that separates them.
A Place Apart
Victoria Finch’s life was turned upside-down by her father’s death. She thought nothing would ever feel right again. Then, she met Hugh.
Matchmaking for Beginners
When Marnie meets her fiancé’s matchmaking great-aunt, Blix, who’s dying, Blix knows that Marnie is the perfect person to be her successor. Marnie’s marriage falls apart after just two weeks, but in the aftermath, she discovers that Blix has left her a brownstone—and a whole lot more.
The Handmaid's Tale
The inspiration for the award-winning TV series, Margaret Atwood’s unforgettable classic explores power dynamics, gender imbalance, and religious beliefs in a dystopian society that is both unimaginable and terrifyingly believable.
When I'm Gone
Luke Richardson has just buried his wife of 16 years when finds a blue envelope addressed to him on the floor of the home they shared—in his wife’s handwriting. He continues to receive letters and uncovers shocking secrets that will change everything he knows about his family.
Trail of Broken Wings
Three estranged sisters—a free-spirited photographer, a career woman, and a soft-spoken suburbanite—must reunite when their father falls into a coma. The three sisters must also address family secrets that were buried long ago, confront the racism their father endured, and remember the violence to which he once subjected their family.
Coffee Will Make You Black
Growing up on the south side of Chicago in the 1960s, Jean “Stevie” Stevenson thinks about everything from her own hair and skin tone to race riots and the civil rights movement. This award-winning coming-of-age novel is a portrait of adolescence in a turbulent era of social change.
An arson investigator named Elizabeth must face the natural disaster that is her failed marriage. While she works to contain a fire that threatens to devour her town, she and an old friend must find a way to move on and find a new purpose.
The Forge of God
From the author of Eon and Hull Zero Three, this gripping doomsday novel was a finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula awards. As the sun sets on the final days of humanity, some people turn to religion and others to their families—and humankind finds itself caught up in the final moments of beauty and chaos on Earth.
This classic dystopian novel had a surge in popularity after the 2016 U.S. election. As literary critic Lionel Trilling said, "“984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” If you haven't read this landmark novel, you're missing out.
The year is 2194, and seventeen-year-old Nicholas Seafort is about to set off on an interstellar ship as a midshipman. When a rescue attempt goes horribly wrong, the young midshipman must take control and save the crew.
From the bestselling author of Wired comes a thrilling tale of a super powerful alien technology. An alien spacecraft containing technology that will allow its holder to dominate the globe has just landed in the Amazon Jungle, and every country enters a cutthroat race to reach the technology first.
Awaken Online: Catharsis
The first novel in the Awaken Online series, Catharsis introduces Awaken Online, a new virtual reality game that seems impossibly realistic. Jason is looking for an escape from life, but when he logs into Awaken Online, it’s nothing like what he was expecting.
The Gender Game
In a world divided by gender, women rule the repressive kingdom of Matrus and a dangerous patriarchy control the kingdom of Patrus. Nineteen-year-old Violet Bates is still reeling from the disappearance of her younger brother and must fight for her life after receiving a death sentence for crimes she committed in her oppressive nation.
The Last Dance
Inspector General Park Yerim is tasked with finding the truth when Captain Nicolau Aames is charged with inciting mutiny—a crime punishable by death. With conflicting reports from the System Initiative that insists Aames disobeyed orders and his crew which asserts that he did everything above board, the Inspector General is tangled in a web of twisted loyalties and corruption.
The End is Nigh
In this first installment of the Apocalypse Triptych, John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey have compiled an anthology of science fiction stories which focus on the days leading up to the apocalypse. Over twenty stories by various authors detail the proverbial matches that light the fuse for the end of the world.
The Hero and the Crown
In Robin McKinley’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, an outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm.
Harry Potter Series
Follow Harry Potter and his loyal friends from their first days at Hogwarts to their final battle. Read (or re-read!) all seven installments for free with Kindle Unlimited.
Bilbo Baggins has become accustomed to a peaceful life, but reluctantly joins the wizard Gandalf and a group of dwarves on a quest for treasure. Little does he know, a magic ring and the terrifying Gollum await him on his journey.
The Paper Magician Series
Ceony Twill graduated at the top of her class, so she’s crushed when she’s assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic instead of metal. Despite her initial disappointment, Ceony learns that her powers may be more extraordinary than she ever imagined.
Nice Dragons Finish Last
Julius is the smallest of the dragons in his clan, and he makes a point of keeping his head down and staying out of the way. When his mother Bethesda decides to turn his meek behavior around, she seals him in the body of a human and sends him to live in the ruins of Old Detroit. With only a month to prove himself before he’s locked in this human form forever, Julius will have to find some allies amongst the mages and spirits who hate his true kind.
After evidence surfaces of an occult ritual murder, it becomes clear that sorcery—previously believed to be dead and gone—is still lurking in Enhover. Duke Oliver Wellesly, a cartographer and son of the king, is tasked with investigating the gruesome death despite his disinterest. Meanwhile Samantha, an apprentice to a priest-assassin, prepares for a battle no one thought would come. As the two of them uncover secrets to the past, they find themselves on a dark, deadly journey.
The First Girl Child
A kingdom cursed to produce no daughters sees the birth of Alba, the first girl born in decades. Bayr of Saylok, the bastard son of a powerful chieftain, wields his superhuman strength to stand as her protector. Together they battle enemies and pose a grave threat to the evil king of their land, but as their bond grows deeper and deeper they find that breaking the curse for good may lead to their own destruction.
The Ladies' Room
With a cheating husband, a rebellious daughter, and a mother with Alzheimer’s, Trudy has her hands full. But when her great-aunt’s will gives her funds to remodel an old house, she’s thrown together with Billy Lee Tucker, who has been in love with her for years. Will she give herself a chance at a new future?
This unconventional love story is told from two different points of view. Lilah Calloway has just returned to the hometown she’s been trying to forget, and when golden boy and her ex-best friend Chase Matthews moves in, she’s finally forced to face her past.
Andi, a car mechanic, will absolutely never—no exceptions—date a driver. But when she gets a new job working for a charming Irish bad boy, she starts to develop a crush on the one man she can’t have.
Beautiful Broken Mess
A deep and passionate romance between Jace Riley and Audrey Mills ended with an explosive confrontation that broke both their hearts. Years later, Audrey has clawed her way out of a difficult home life to start fresh in grad school—it just so happens to be the same school Jace and his twin brother Jaxon are attending. Jace believes that Audrey betrayed Jaxon, but he can’t help but falling for her all over again. But did he make a mistake all those years ago, and more importantly, can he fix it?
My Big Fat Fake Wedding
When Violet Andrew’s grandfather starts to feel like his days might be numbered, Violet is willing to do anything to make him happy—even if his dying wish is to walk her down the aisle. Throwing together a fake wedding with her best friend’s older brother can’t be too big of a disaster, right? They just have to make sure not to strangle each other. Or worse, fall in love.
In the Unlikely Event
After a spectacular and passionate night spent together, Rory and Mal make an agreement that, should they ever find each other again, they will abandon everything to be together. Eight years later, Mal turns up in New York City where Rory lives. But everything’s different—Mal is a successful musician, Rory has a great career, and both of them have moved on. But Mal kept the pub napkin that bears their contract—will Rory keep her word?
His Royal Highness
Whitney’s had an all-consuming unrequited crush on Derek for years, which she’d hoped would fizzle out when he left town. Unfortunately Derek is back, and so are all of Whitney’s inconvenient feelings. They’re so different that it should be hopeless—Derek is the heir to the Knightley company, and Whitney works at his theme park dressing up as a princess. But this time around Derek has his determined sights set on Whitney, and no matter how hard she tries to resist, Derek is used to getting what he wants.
Luke works on a ranch, fading into the background. Shayanne is a tomboy whose family refuses to acknowledge she’s an adult. When the two of them find each other, sparks fly as they feel like they’ve been seen for the very first time. But with their families’ long-standing feud, will they ever be able to build a life together?
Nonfiction: Biography & Memoir, History, Business, Science
Mr. Lincoln's Army
This magnificent history of the Civil War from Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton is a must-read for any history buff. With tremendous depth and insight, Catton presents legendary commanders and common soldiers in all their complex and heartbreaking humanity.
A Surgeon's War
When a surgeon is drafted and sent to Vietnam, he finds himself directly exposed to the horrors of war. He begins to question everything he once believed about life and morality as he watches Marines bleed out and die on operating tables—and realizes all he really wants is to make it home to marry the woman he loves.
An American Princess
A girl from a small town in upstate New York, Allene Tew had big dreams when she came of age in the late 1800s. Over the course of her four marriages, Tew wore many different hats—growing to embody the luxuries of the Gilded Age, experience great tragedy during the First World War, and become a princess as she watched the horrors of the Russian Revolution.
In 1945, three pregnant women imprisoned in Auschwitz defied all odds to give birth. In this remarkable true story, Wendy Holden shows the strength of three seemingly ordinary women who did something truly extraordinary.
A River in Darkness
In a shocking memoir, Masaji Ishikawa recounts his childhood in and dangerous escape from the North Korea.
Alex & Me
This book recounts not only the incredible untapped intelligence of animal minds, but the incredible bond between an African Grey parrot named Alex and his owner and researcher Irene Pepperberg. For three decades the two of them learned and loved together in ways scientists had yet thought impossible—Alex could add and maintain a vocabulary of over 100 words, but he also danced and played tricks. Though Alex died prematurely, this tale of the deep, genuine camaraderie between a woman and her parrot is an unforgettable monument to the time they had together.
This memoir by the late Carrie Fisher is an honest, gripping, and outrageous look back at her life as not only the child of Hollywood royalty, but as a cultural icon. Based off of her one-woman Broadway show, Fisher delivered an intimate account of everything from the ubiquitous use of her likeness across merchandise, to her struggles with addiction and mental health. Both funny and touching, this book is a masterpiece from a beloved actress and advocate who was gone too soon.
Young Adult and Children's
The House of Dies Drear
This Edgar Award-winning novel follows teenager Thomas Small and his family as they uncover the haunting history of their Civil War-era house.
The Adventures of Ulysses
In a modern retelling of The Odyssey, Ulysses spends an epic, decade-long journey matching wits and strength with the man-eating Sirens, a Cyclops, the witch-goddess Circe, and a slew of other deadly foes. His wife and son, meanwhile, desperately seek news of him, but begin to believe he was lost at sea. Will they wait for his return, or will his wife remarry?
A spine-chilling thriller based on the Salem witch trials, Gallows Hill is the story of a girl who pretends to be a psychic—until her visions turn deadly. When her predictions start to come true, she must confront a community that both mistrusts her and fears her strange powers.
The Velvet Room
Robin and her family have moved around a lot and have finally settled at the McCurdy Ranch, where her father got a job. Nearby is the Palmeras House, an old abandoned home that Robin is told repeatedly not to explore—but she just can’t help herself and inside it finds the Velvet Room. The beautiful room is everything she’s ever dreamed of, but she cannot imagine why it’s there.
The Winter Prince
In this fantasy retelling of the legend of Mordred, a potential heir to the British throne is passed over for his weak and unskilled half-brother. Consumed by jealousy, he plots to take over the throne—but in the process, he begins to question where his loyalties truly lie.
The Hunger Games
The modern dystopian classic of survival, love, and humanity follows the brave Katniss Everdeen as she represents her district in a televised fight to the death on live TV.
The Mermaid's Sister
When 16-year-old Clara discovers that her sister is turning into a mermaid, they must travel to the shore with their guardian, Auntie. The trio encounters trouble at every turn and is forced to ward off evil traveling performers and freak shows—all while wrestling with questions of identity.
Set in Africa 200,000 years ago, The Kin is the story of Suth and Noli. They were orphaned the night that murderous strangers brought violence to their peaceful tribe, and now, at the dawn of human history, they must embark on the quest for a new land.
Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and a criminal mastermind–despite being only twelve years old. But for all his talents, Artemis is in way over his head when he kidnaps a dangerous fairy.
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