It’s that time of the month – time for Prime members to select their free Kindle book from Amazon First Reads! As always, there's a wide selection to chose from; this month includes a memoir from one of Sweden's most popular hip-hop artists, a novel that's drawn comparisons to The Lovely Bones, and a thrilling legal procedural about a copycat killer that is reminiscent of the prosecutors ex-husband…We've rounded up a few of our favorites to help you pick your next read, but check out Amazon First Reads for the full offering.
And of course, check back in a month for our picks for March Amazon First Reads.
A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir by Jason Diakité
Jason Diakité, otherwise known as the Swedish hip-hop superstar, Timbuktu, has put his words to paper in his memoir of music, identity, and the notion of home that his book editor describes as “intense, humorous, and moving.” Tracing his families roots from the slave plantation of North Carolina and enforced relocation to Nigeria, to immigrating to Sweden Diakité explores his roots that branch across continents, ethnicity, classes, colors, and eras to finding his own strong black identity as a hip-hop artist.
In an Instant by Suzanne Redfearn
Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Hovering over the survivors in an in between world, Finn Miller watches as those closest to her cope with the loss. For fans, of The Lovely Bones, In an Instant is a heartrending portrait of love, the meaning of family, and putting one foot in front of the other. As Redfearn’s editor shared: “I turned each page with my heart in my throat, finding myself cycling through intense feelings of grief, then anger, then joy, then sadness, and finally hope.”
Hide Away by Jason Pinter
David Baldacci says “Pinter is in fine form with Hide Away. You’ll burn through the pages.” Lee Child says “Wow—I knew Pinter was good, but not this good. Hide Away kicks off what should be an amazing new series.” On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she is a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma…or worse. But crime follows her everywhere and she becomes a target. Surrounded by danger she must keep her steely resolve, protect her family, stay ahead, or else she might be the next victim...
A Killer's Wife by Victor Methos
Jessica Yardley married a killer. But she’s put that behind her – her ex is on death row, she’s a successful federal prosecutor and she loves her daughter. However, when she’s assigned a new case, her dark past is thrust into the present. Turns out, the person she’s investigating is a copycat killer and is copying her ex-husband. To win the court case, Jessica must decide if she’s ready to rely once more on a serial killer who was once the love of her life. Would you?
This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schumann
From the bestselling author of The Forgotten Hours comes an unforgettable story of one woman’s journey to reclaim what she lost in a country torn apart by the devastating legacy of WWII. Inspired by real events, Katrin Schumann’s This Terrible Beauty moves backward and forward in time and from East Germany to Chicago, following Bettina Heilstrom as she searches for the daughter she was forced to leave behind.
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