Snowbound thriller eBooks are the perfect way to spend these cold, winter nights! There’s nothing more bone-chilling than the quiet, but deadly snowed-in atmosphere. So, grab your NOOK or use the NOOK app and hibernate for the rest of winter with one of these 10 must-read snowbound thriller eBooks by bestselling indie authors.
Spoils of the Dead
Spoils of the Dead by Dana Stabenow
Newenham is an ice-bound bush town. It contains a six-bed jail, a busted ATM and a saloon that does double-duty as a courtroom. It’s a wide-enough patch to warrant a state police presence, though, and Trooper Liam Campbell is it. Exiled from Anchorage to Newenham, Campbell left in disgrace. But, from the (literally) cutthroat business of commercial fishing, to the paranoid misanthropy of the back-country prospector, to drug dealers, serial killers, and caches of forgotten war gold, he has had his hands full. Now he has a dead archaeologist, murdered at their own dig site, who claimed to be on the verge of a momentous discovery.
What People are Saying: Set against the Alaskan wilderness, this new installment in the in Liam Campbell Series is rich in detail and hauntingly atmospheric.
Colony by Benjamin Cross
On a remote island in the Russian Arctic, Archaeology Professor Callum Ross makes the discovery of a lifetime. But there’s something about this preserved ice mummy that is horrifically off… As Callum races to unravel the mystery, others race to sabotage the expedition. He and his team are left stranded, and they are not alone on the island. Someone, or something relentless, is stalking them. As the arctic mist descends and the death toll rises, the team is thrust into a nightmare fight for survival. But none of this can prepare them for the real terror that survives deep within the island’s heart: a secret so ancient it’s been overlooked by time itself.
What People are Saying: “What a ride! I could not put the book down… This is not my normal read but I totally loved it and would read it again in a heartbeat – worth of 5 stars!” – IlonaD, B&N Reviewer
The Deep, Deep Snow by Brian Freeman
A young boy is missing—and Deputy Shelby Lake knows she is the one who must rescue a child. The only evidence of what happened to ten-year-old Jeremiah Sloan is a bicycle left behind on a lonely road. As the close bonds of Shelby’s hometown begin to fray under the weight of accusations and suspicion, it seems everyone around her is keeping secrets. Unearthing the lies of the people in Jeremiah’s life doesn’t get the police and the FBI any closer to finding him. As time passes and the case grows cold, Shelby worries that the mystery will stay buried forever under the deep, deep snow. But even the deepest snow melts… revealing hidden secrets of the past.
What People are Saying: “His characters are human, we all can picture someone we know as the face of each. Their journey through the investigation of crimes or something a little more personal have the emotional feel that keeps us turning pages quickly as we look for clues. A first rate author.” – langleyd, B&N Reviewer
Black Diamond Death by Cheryl Bradshaw
Charlotte Halliwell has a secret. Before she has the chance to reveal it to her sister, Audrey, she’s found dead. At first glance, it appears to be nothing more than an accident, until poison is found coursing through Charlotte’s body. Audrey hires Sloane Monroe, a sassy, headstrong private investigator. As Sloane works to solve the case, a second body is found. With the killer aware that Sloane will stop at nothing to find him, he tracks her every move. Will Sloane uncover the truth before he strikes again? If you’re a fan of Sue Grafton and Mary Higgins Clark, you’ll enjoy this fast-paced, page-turning mystery.
What People are Saying: “This is the first book in the Sloane Monroe Series. There is a lot of action, and the story holds your attention. Each book in the series gets more exciting and suspenseful. I highly recommend this whole series.” – CJC21, B&N Reviewer
Fool’s Bluff by Lee Gregg
An annual tradition. A few fun-filled days of adventure. A peaceful, pristine mountain covered with fresh snow. A mysterious disappearance. An untimely death…
Samantha Shepherd leads a group of six up a mountain. Two days later, she comes down with only five. One backpacker vanished. As Sam’s search for her missing hiker takes her into ever-more threatening terrain, she uncovers dark secrets never meant to be revealed.
What People are Saying: “I offer high marks. The book started out with excitement and ended the same way. engaging characters, absorbing story and creepy villains. Very well done.” – Anonymous, B&N Reviewer
Cold Open by Patricia McLinn
Elizabeth Danniher finds house hunting in Cottonwood County, Wyoming difficult. But deadly? That she never expected. In television, a cold open rolls before the credits, pitching the viewer into the news story. That’s how Elizabeth and her cohorts feel after she finds a body in a house for sale. A victim with a hidden history, few suspects, and the sheriff’s department not happy having Elizabeth as the closest thing they have to a witness. And Elizabeth has her own problems, including a trip back east to wrest her belongings from storage and the clutches of her ex. Dangerous questions loom over like a gathering storm—will the cold ever end.
What People are Saying: “Great suspense books with plenty of suspects to keep our group…and the reader…guessing.” – Jutzie, B&N Reviewer
The Killing Game by Toni Anderson
Wildlife biologist Axelle Dehn isn’t about to let anyone harm her endangered snow leopards-not the poacher intent on killing them, nor the soldier who wants to use them as bait. But Axelle is unknowingly entangled in a conflict that stretches back three decades. And this conflict could spark a war between two of the world’s great nations. British SAS soldier, Ty Dempsey, is on a mission to hunt down an infamous Russian terrorist. Dempsey hasn’t failed a mission yet, but when Axelle is kidnapped, he is forced to choose between duty and his heart. When a deadly series of events threaten to expose the most successful spy in history, he vows to destroy anyone who gets in his way.
What People are Saying: “This is a very interesting book that gives a glimpse into a region that isn’t in very many stories. It is also written in such a way that the reader will feel like there are right there with the characters and seeing and feeling what they are.” – Irhubble, B&N Reviewer
Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy
Zoe Chambers, paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township, has been privy to a number of local secrets over the years, some of them her own. But secrets become explosive when a dead body is found in the Township Board President’s abandoned car. As a January blizzard rages, Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams launch a desperate search for the killer, even if it means uncovering secrets that could not only destroy Zoe and Pete, but also those closest to them.
What People are Saying: “I had no expectations going in but am so happy I chose it! The writing is great and shows real literary talent. It was so atmospheric I could feel the cold of the January night and see the Pennsylvania countryside.” – sunnycee, B&N Reviewer
Desolate Shores by Daryl Woods Gerber
After finding the body of her best friend on the icy shores of Lake Tahoe, Aspen Adams refuses to just stand by and wait. Launching her own investigation, she’s soon confronted with a growing array of secrets—both about the friend she thought she knew and about many of the people in her own life. Determined to overcome her personal demons over past failures, Aspen is driven to unravel the conflicting evidence and a shifting range of suspects to bring the killer to justice. And as her investigation inexorably leads her to a shocking discovery and taunts her with a solution that is just out of reach, Aspen realizes that the killer wants nothing more than to see her and her niece dead.
What People are Saying: “Ms. Gerber keeps us on track and well informed as things get darker and more complicated. I loved this book and can’t wait for the next one.” – ToniN, B&N Reviewer
Bolt Action Remedy by J.J. Henlsey
Former Pittsburgh narcotics detective Trevor Galloway has been hired to look into the year-old homicide of a prominent businessman. When Galloway arrives in Central Pennsylvania, he discovers the victim’s property is next door to a biathlon training camp. Now, the situation becomes significantly more complicated. Galloway makes plenty of enemies as he sifts through stories about lucrative land deals, possible drug connections, and uncovers evidence suggesting the homicide may have been elaborate suicide. As he attempts to navigate through an unfamiliar rural landscape, he does his best not to succumb to his own demons and paranoias.
What People are Saying: “This book is incredible. What an action packed thriller that has you hooked from the first paragraph. If you haven’t read this author’s previous books you must pick them up as well. I cannot wait for the next.” – Vanny4, B&N Reviewer
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