Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library April 2014

By Peter SM RSS Fri, May 16, 2014

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in April 2014.

More than 56,180 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!

Debbie Macomber's latest novel in her Blossom Street series took the #1 spot this month, one of four Romance titles in this month's top 10. Mystery and suspense thrillers made up the rest of this month's top downloaded ebooks including novels from heavy hitters like James Patterson and David Baldacci.

The following list comprises titles from across all genres, downloaded from both our website and mobile site.

1. Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Brides (fiction, romance)
by Debbie Macomber

The 10th and latest installment in Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series is like catching up with an old friend and picking up where you last left off in life. This time around, the focus on sleepy and serene Blossom Street is how Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne's lives intersect in unexpected ways as they struggle to solve their problems, deal with family crises, fall in love, and reach their own happy endings.

2. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson Unlucky 13 (fiction, thriller)
by James Patterson

No stranger to these top 10 lists is prolific author James Patterson and his pulse-pounding Women's Murder Club series. The latest in the series, Unlucky 13, has San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer loving her life as a new mother. Of course, a killer from her past could threaten her happiness and promising future. Can Detective Boxer's luck hold out until she is able to catch the killer?

3. Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell Night Diver (fiction, romance and suspense)
by Elizabeth Lowell

Plunge into the adventurous and dangerous word of underwater treasure hunting in Elizabeth Lowell's Night Diver. Kate heads home after a tragedy to try and save her family's business. Holden is investigating a suspicious diving expedition to recover treasure from a pirate ship. Their two worlds collide and they'll have to share their deepest fears and darkest secrets to survive, all the while as an undeniable romance between them becomes their own personal perfect storm.

4. The Target by David Baldacci The Target (fiction, thriller)
by David Baldacci

Much like James Patterson, David Baldacci has made multiple appearances in these top 10 lists and this time he's back with his latest, The Target. When the President of the United States has an impossible mission to assign, the only team he can trust to get the job done is Will Robie and Jessica Reel. Espionage, intrigue, betrayal, and action abound in this page-turning political thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

5. The Collector by Nora Roberts The Collector (fiction, romance)
by Nora Roberts

The art world is the backdrop for this Rear Window-esque romantic thriller from Nora Roberts. A female house-sitter witnesses a murder/suicide and her quiet life takes a dramatic turn. The only one who can help her is an artist who can uncover what really happened. The investigation brings the two together into a world of priceless art and deadly obsessions.

6. Natchez Burning by Greg Iles Natchez Burning (fiction, mystery thriller)
by Greg Iles

Full of suspenseful Southern atmosphere and electrifying plot turns, Natchez Burning marks the return of Greg Iles after a 5 year publishing absence. In the first installment of a planned trilogy, lawyer Penn Cage must clear his father of a murder charge. Did his father really do the deed? The quest for answers sends Penn deep into the past and into the heart of a conspiracy.

7. One Night With An Earl by Jennifer Haymore One Night With An Earl (fiction, historical romance) by Jennifer Haymore

If you are looking for a sweep-you-off-your-feet historical romance, look no further than Jennifer Haymore's One Night with A Earl. Lady Fenwick has retired from polite society but when the night of London's premier masquerade ball occurs, she dons a mask and hits the town. Andrew Sinclair asks her to dance and their attraction is instant and all-consuming. The only woman he's ever truly wanted is finally in his arms but when the clock strikes twelve, will this one reckless night fade into the morning light?

8. Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods Carnal Curiosity (fiction, mystery and suspense thriller) by Stuart Woods

Much like James Bond, Stone Barrington always seems to be at the center of the action. This time around in Stuart Woods' latest thriller, a series of clever crimes are being carried out against Manhattan’s wealthy and elite. Stone winds up being a witness and is drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud. His investigation begins to uncover the mastermind behind the incidents, someone intimate ties to Stone. Suspenseful and steamy!

9. You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz You Should Have Known (fiction, mystery)
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz's novel is a case of life imitating art imitating life. Grace is the author of a book called You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them. But weeks before the book is published a awful serious of events transpires: a violent death, her husband goes missing. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.

10. Death On Blackheath by Anne Perry Death On Blackheath (historical fiction, mystery) by Anne Perry

Anne Perry has created a tense unfolding of plot and counterplot, love and betrayal, scandal and murder in Death on Blackheath. The story is rich with fascinating characters, authentic period flavor, knife’s-edge suspense, and a haunting, unforgettable ending.

You can check out these ebooks, plus browse for audiobooks, music, and videos, across all kinds of different genres, all from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone!

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