Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in August 2015

By Peter SM RSS Fri, September 18, 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in August 2015.

More than 69,400 checkouts for month ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month!

The most downloaded ebook again this month is Paula Hawkins' The Girl On The Train. Mystery and Suspense Thriller genre titles ruled the last full month of summer placing six books on this month's most downloaded list, featuring works from familiar authors such as James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Harlan Coben, David BaldacciLee Child, and John Grisham. Last but not least, Harper Lee's intriguing pseudo-sequel To Kill A Mockingbird, Go Set A Watchman, had many ebook downloaders and readers busy in August.

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

1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train (fiction, suspense)
by Paula Hawkins

Continuing with the "unreliable narrator" theme, The Girl on the Train is a classic and suspensefully thrilling page turner. Rachel rides the same commuter train every morning, a boring and predictable experience each ride, until she catches a shocking glimpse of the unspeakable. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl (fiction, mystery suspense thriller)
by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl, the best-selling book now turned blockbuster movie, is the tale of a wife gone missing, a suspected husband, a nosey community, sensational media blitz, and the lies everyone tells to themselves and others to safegurad their own dark secrets.

3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See (historical fiction)
by Anthony Doerr

Set in England and France during World War II, Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See is a book about the human spirit and the will to survive under insurmountable odds. The story of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy whose lives cross paths, children thrust into a war-torn world and forced to make life a death decisions. Emotional and suspenseful, with intricately written detailed passages among the backdrop of history.

4. The Stranger by Harlan Coben The Stranger (fiction, suspense thriller)
by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben checks in with another shocking thriller full of all the genre's requisite lies and secrets. Adam has a perfect life but doesn't realize how close he is to losing everything until he meets "The Stranger". He soon finds himself tangled in dark deception and conspiracy. 
Who is "The Stranger" exactly? This page turner will have you reading feverishly as you go along with every twist and revelation. 

5. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Go Set a Watchman (fiction)
by Harper Lee

Overdrive would have you believe this is book two in the To Kill A Mockingbird Series. Um, NO. What this book is—depending on what you read or believe—is a separate novel set after the events in the Pulitzer Prize–winning To Kill A Mockingbird or excerpts from said novel that were edited out of the published draft.
Set in Maycomb, Alabama, twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Civil rights tensions and political turmoil still abound in the South and Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her.

6. Hope to Die by James Patterson Hope to Die (fiction, mystery suspense thriller)
by James Patterson

Best-selling author and frequent monthly Top 10-maker James Patterson pens another thrill-packed adventure in the Alex Cross series. The detective is being stalked by a psychotic genius and his family is in the cross-hairs. Cross will have to use all his courage and cunning to survive, but what will he sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

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

No stranger to these lists, James Patterson makes the top 10 again this month with one of his latest books, 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.

8. Sycamore Row by John Grisham Sycamore Row (fiction, suspense thriller)
by John Grisham

John Grisham returns readers to Ford County as A Time to Kill's lawyer protagonist Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. A man dying from cancer hangs himself from a sycamore tree but leaves a very incendiary note for certain townspeople to find. What's on the letter and what does it have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

9. The One and Only by Emily Giffin The One & Only (fiction, romance)
by Emily Giffin

Thirty-something Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in the same small Texas town, had the same best friend since grade school, and has even held the same job now for well over 10 years. Only an unexpected tragedy will rattle her quiet world and raise questions about her life. Who can she trust and what secrets will be forced out into the light? Will she ever find true love and at what cost?

10. The Escape by David Baldacci The Escape (fiction, thriller)
by David Baldacci

U.S. Army special agent John Puller is back for his 3rd and most dangerous mission yet in David Baldacci's The Escape. A prisoner has escaped one of the most secure military prisons in the world and Puller is called in to track the fugitive—his own brother. Once on the case, questions quickly arise about the validity of his brother's conviction. But if his brother is innocent, who framed him and why? Pick up this pulse-pounding, action-adventure tale and find out!

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