Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library June 2014

By Peter SM RSS Fri, July 18, 2014

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

More than 60,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month!

Mystery and Suspense takes over for this first proper month of summer with entries from authors James Patterson, Herman Koch, Karin Slaughter, and Emma Healey, but there's still plenty to check out for lovers of Romance novels, Historical Fiction buffs, and just regular readers of Fiction.

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

1. The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank The Hurricane Sisters (fiction)
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry, three generations of women all going through personal existential crises struggle to understand their complicated relationships with each other. Will their stormy secrets sweep them up or is there a happy ending in store? A great beach read to get lost in for a breezy summer day.

2. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner All Fall Down (fiction)
by Jennifer Weiner

In All Fall Down, having it all doesn't mean you necessarily have it all together. Jennifer Weiner pens her latest dysfunctional dramedy, about a woman coming to grips with her addictions, with all the comedic elements of past novels but with a stinging seriousness that lingers from page to page. A page-turning journey through addiction and recovery.

3. The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand The Matchmaker (fiction, romance)
by Elin Hilderbrand

Is 48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech a matchmaker or just meddlesome? Romance is a complicated game in The Matchmaker, especially when your long lost love comes back to town after 27 years. Dabney must face the choices she's made and share painful secrets with her family. A heartbreaking story about losing and finding love, even as you're running out of time.

4. China Dolls by Lisa See China Dolls (historical fiction)
by Lisa See

San Francisco, 1938: three women meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything. An emotionally tense journey through war-torn culture and history.

5. Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey Elizabeth Is Missing (fiction, mystery & suspense)
by Emma Healey

A wholly original and and genre-breaking debut novel from Emma Healey, Elizabeth Is Missing is a sophisticated psychological mystery with a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging. An elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

6. Invisible by James Patterson Invisible (fiction, mystery & suspense)
by James Patterson

No stranger to these lists, James Patterson makes the top 10 again with his latest book Invisible. A scary whodunnit centered around a crazed (or crazy) FBI researcher whose life is full of nightmares about unsolved cases. The day she finds the piece of evidence that ties all the unexplained cases together is when the real mystery starts and you'll be on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

7. Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch Summer House with Swimming Pool (fiction, mystery & suspense)
by Herman Koch

What started out as two families sharing a nice summer getaway quickly turns into a dark tragedy in the psychological drama Summer House with Swimming Pool. Dr. Marc Schlosser is a respected and successful doctor until a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and a famous actor dies. As the story and mystery unfolds, is our narrator as reliable as he makes himself out to be?

8. The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller The Marriage Pact (fiction, romance)
by Linda Lael Miller

Three single friends form a marriage pact to each find their Mr. Right in this story from author Linda Lael Miller's latest romance series The Brides of Bliss County. A classic romance novel in every sense of the word, lost loves return, secrets are revealed, emotions run high, and love conquers all.

9. Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey Stormy Persuasion (fiction, romance)
by Johanna Lindsey

Passion and desire burns hot in the aristocratic adventurers and spirited ladies of Stormy Persuasion. Pirates, smugglers, damsels in distress, blackmail, secrets, and scoundrels abound!

10. Cop Town by Karin Slaughter Cop Town (fiction, suspense thriller)
by Karin Slaughter

The newest from acclaimed crime novelist Karin Slaughter is an epic story of a city in the midst of seismic upheaval, a serial killer targeting cops, and a divided police force tasked with bringing a madman to justice. Cop Town is like a 1970s crime film throwback: gritty, unapologetic, dangerous, and filled with excitement!

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