This month, Prime members can select two free Kindle books from Amazon First Reads. From a brand-new series from the bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, to a rich historical novel of women fighting in the Resistance during WWII, to Stieg Larsson’s obsession with the murder of the Prime Minister of Sweden, to family dramas and psychological thrillers, Amazon First Reads has something for everyone.
And the titles change every month! Check back in October to discover a new Amazon First Read that's calling your name.
Everyone knows Stieg Larsson for The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, but few know about his obsession with the 1986 murder of Sweden’s Prime Minister Olof Palme. Larsson spent years researching the case, amassing vast archives and notes, but he died before he could ever bring his discoveries to light. And this is where Jan Stocklassa comes in. Taking off where Larsson left off, Stocklassa treats readers to an inside look at a murder case that shook Sweden and consumed one the greatest thriller writers of our time.
The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy
The Dressmaker’s Gift unravels the story of three seamstresses during World War II and the impossible choices they made to survive during the Nazi occupation of Paris. Alternating between the 1940s and 2017, Valpy traces the legacy of these three strong women and their bravery. As Sammia Hammer, Valpy’s editor, said, “This mesmerizing novel is perfect for book clubs, with the admirable spirit of the French people and their sacrifice sure to leave you enthralled, and in my case, incredibly humbled.”
Quantum: A Thriller (Captain Chase) by Patricia Cornwell
Bestselling and beloved author Patricia Cornwell is back with a new series and a new protagonist. As her editor says, “With Quantum, Cornwell introduces us to a captivating new heroine for the twenty-first century in an of-the-moment story that will change the way we think about cybertechnology and space science.”
Drowning with Others by Linda Keir
The past will always catch up with you—or at least that is true in Linda Keir’s latest novel about a prestigious boarding school and a violent secret that comes to light twenty years later. Romance, suspense, and intrigue fill the pages of what bestselling author Megan Abbott calls a “deeply compelling page-turner and a timely exploration of power and authority in the hothouse atmosphere of a storied private school.”
Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie
A haunting psychological thriller about a new mother whose good friend was murdered on the night she gave birth to her son. Seized by desire to find the killer, she pursues her own investigation. But the difficulty of her son’s birth has left a mark and the cruel voice in her head intensifies as she searches for the truth. As Jessica Tribble, the editor of Little Voices, writes, “Lillie crafts a narrative that calls into question everything we know about our friends, and more important, everything we know about ourselves.”
Everything You Are: A Novel by Kerry Anne King
A moving family drama that explores how three characters try to recover from tragedy and loss, and how music can bring them together but also tear them apart. The bestselling author Julianne MacLean calls Kerry Anne King’s latest “a beautiful, soulful novel that hits all the right notes—especially for music lovers…A richly rewarding read.”
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