Friday Free Books – 7th April 2016

Friday Free Books – 7th April 2016

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This weeks top picks of FREE to download books from various genres. Hopefully we have chosen something that you can all enjoy.

1- The Second Chance Tea Shop by Fay Keenan

The Second Chance Tea shop by Fay Keenan

Following the tragic death of her beloved husband, Anna Hemingway decides it’s time for a fresh start. So Anna and her three-year-old daughter Ellie move to a picture-perfect cottage in the beautiful village of Little Somerby, and when she takes over the running of the village tea shop, Ellie and Anna start to find happiness again.

But things get complicated when Matthew Carter, the owner of the local cider farm, enters their lives. Throughout a whirlwind year of village fetes and ancient wassails, love, laughter, apple pie and new memories, life slowly blossoms again. But when tragedy strikes and history seems to be repeating itself, Anna must find the strength to hold onto the new life she has built.

This beautiful, life-affirming debut novel marks the beginning of the Little Somerby series, and promises to make you smile, cry, reach for a cream tea, and long for a life in the perfect English countryside.

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2- The Last Appeal by Bill Blum

The Last Appeal by Bill Blum

It’s a thin line between being a workaholic and obsessed… For double-murder defendant Harold Ashbourne, it’s his last chance at an appeal to save him from the death penalty.

After spending years with a death sentence hanging over his head, Ashbourne knows that his time could nearly be up. For Peter Harrigan, his attorney, in a way this case is the last shot at putting his own life back together. Five years earlier, while preparing Ashbourne’s first appeal, Harrigan lost his entire family in a sudden car accident. For Harrigan, it really isn’t just a case.

After putting what little left he had into his work, losing the case would mean losing the final, fragile link to his past. Now when a surprise witness surfaces, Harrigan is not sure whether this new development is a blessing or a curse. His new witness is a master of deception who, at the same time, may hold the proof of Ashbourne’s innocence.

In Harrigan’s desperation to find the truth and free his client, he will have to plunge into the treacherous corners of California’s radical environmental movement. In a final desperate race to lay his ghosts to rest, he will have to team up with a beautiful female investigator. Under the glare of the courtroom, the pressure is mounting as Harrigan has to face his old demons in order to try and finally lay the case to rest, once and for all.

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3- Cold Death by S.Y. Robins

Cold Death by S. Y Robins

When Callum Davidson’s ex-girlfriend Maria is found murdered in the hills behind Wirkster village, not far from his home or Milly’s, Callum is the first suspect.

When he won’t reveal an alibi Milly’s plans for Christmas with Callum are in jeopardy. She must convince him to prove his innocence, to tell the police where he was the night of the murder or he faces a lifetime in prison.

Rather than face leaving his young nephew alone in the world Callum finally sees sense and reveals he has an alibi but even that doesn’t stop the chaos that is Milly and Callum’s life now.

Someone, Maria’s real murder perhaps, is stalking Milly and their plans threaten not only Milly’s life but her beloved cat Edgar. Milly must find out who the murderer is, before it’s too late and the murderer ruins the rest of her life…

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4- Pigboats by Edward Ellsberg

Pigboats by Edward Ellsberg

It’s 1914 and war has gripped the world…

Lieutenant Thomas Knowlton awakes after a night of heavy drinking with Hans Erhardt, a German P.O.W who has been interned at the neutral port of Manila. Much to Knowlton’s dismay, he soon realises he’s missed his Submarine. It had left without him!

Baker an inexperienced sailor and friend of Knowlton’s, covers for his absence. However, without Knowlton to do his duty, the submarine sinks to the ocean floor, with all those on board perishing inside. What is Knowlton to do? He’s has been presumed dead, as well as being the presumed cause of the tragedy for not doing his duty. If he’s found to still be alive he would certainly be court martialled and executed.

To make things worse, he sees Erhardt has stolen his uniform and is boarding a Dutch liner to make his way back to the war. This was all Erhardt’s fault!

He now goes by the name of Tom Knowles and has been making a living as a hard-working, hard-drinking riveter in shipyards around the world. He has been doing well for himself. Soon, however, he hears about a German U-boat, U-38 that has been targeting and wreaking havoc among neutral American merchant vessels. This particular U-boat appears to be captained by none other than Hans Erhardt… It can only be a matter of time before the U.S.A enters the theatre of war and Tom Knowles can enact his vengeance…

After a series of brave feats of ingenuity and horrific experiences at sea, he once again finds himself captaining a submarine and going head to head with the figurehead of his anger.

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5- Confessions of an Assassin by Linda Heavner Gerald

Confessions of an Assassin by Linda Heavner Gerald

At the end of her life, Catherine Carnegie reflects over her extraordinary past. Her days as a child were perfect until she made a choice which disappointed her family. The pain she caused her family at her choice in university paled to the fatal choice she was forced to make later. If only she had kept her life simple.

She was on the right track until He appeared. An old college acquaintance who kept surfacing in her life with enticements to join a secret government agency. Eventually, he wore her down with Washington galas attended by the beautiful and wealthy. Excitement and danger worked as a drug. The beautiful girl was hooked. When she realized her mistake, it was too late. If she assassinated her final mark, they had agreed to set her free.

Could this agent possibly murder the only man whom she ever loved? The allure of Bali, Indonesia is the perfect backdrop to this tale of betrayal and espionage.

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6- Shadows in the Water by Kory M. Shrum

Shadows in the Water by Kory M. Shrum

Louie Thorne was born with a dangerous gift and a reason to fear the darkness.

When her parents are murdered by the mafia, embracing her power is the only way to exact her revenge. She will destroy the men who destroyed her family—no matter the cost.

Robert King may be a retired agent, but he knows trouble when he sees it.

First, his old partner returns with a case. Then an old flame begs a favor. By the time Louie enters the picture, King will be lucky to survive the night.

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7- Dome City Blues by Jeff Edwards

Dome City Blues by Jeff Edwards

Los Angeles: 2063

David Stalin was one of the best detectives in the business, running head-to-head with data-jackers, organ thieves, and the tech-enhanced gangs who ruled the shadowy streets of Los Angeles. He could do no wrong, until what seemed like an easy case got out of control, and left his wife dead among the abandoned ruins of old LA.

After four years of self-imposed retirement, David suddenly finds himself back on the job, struggling to unravel a crime far worse than murder. This time, he’s not the hunter. As he’s about to discover, the past isn’t finished with him yet.

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8- The Seven Steps to Closure by Donna Joy Usher

The Seven Steps to Closure by Donna Joy Usher

Tara Babcock awakes the morning after her 30th birthday with a hangover that could kill an elephant – and the knowledge she is still no closer to achieving closure on her marriage breakup. Things go from bad to worse when she discovers that, not only is her ex-husband engaged to her cousin – Tash, the woman he left her for – but that Jake is also running for Lord Mayor of Sydney.

Desperate to leave the destructive relationship behind and with nothing to lose, she decides – with encouragement from her three best friends – to follow the dubious advice from a magazine article, Closure in Seven Easy Steps.

The Seven Steps to Closure follows Tara on her sometimes disastrous – always hilarious – path to achieve the seemingly impossible.
A credible and amazingly touching debut novel from Donna Joy Usher, this is a solid, light-hearted and honest read with plenty of laughs.

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9- EXOTIQA by M. Black

EXOTIQA by m black

When the nation is controlled by a popular online program, those that deviate risk their lives. But that never stopped Fione.

Set in the cyberpunk year 2055 in British Columbia, Canada, where humans are part robotic and robots are becoming more humanlike, the line dividing the two is becoming less clear.

When sixteen-year-old Fione meets Maci, a twenty-one-year-old Flexbot who escapes from ImaTech located along the crust of the Coast Mountains, Fione’s life is taken on a roller-coaster ride of events that begins with trying to save Maci from ImaTech Corporation and ends with trying to save the country.

With Fione’s best friend and love interest, a Flexbot named Pix, Fione and Maci must come face-to-face with the greatest dangers their country has ever seen and learn the disturbing secrets of the popular online program Exotiqa—which her friends, family, and most of the country has downloaded onto their Cerebral Slabs. This won’t be easy, since Maci’s only love and greatest enemy, nicknamed Thirty, is tracking her every move.

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10- Franny the Fearless Firefly by Christina Murphey

Franny the Fearless Firefly by Christina Murphey

 

Franny the Firefly is exceptionally fearless. She does lots of things that her family and friends Fritz, Fred and Fiona, think are too foolish and dangerous, but Franny doesn’t care as she likes living dangerously – it’s fun!

Forgetting the forewarning of her friends Franny learns a valuable lesson when her fearlessness gets her into trouble.

This book focuses on the letter ‘F’ and introduces the young reader to alliteration.

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