November ushered in another slate of terrific books to Kindle Unlimited. The Silent Patient, undeniably one of the most popular thrillers in recent years—with nearly 2 million 4+ star reviews on Goodreads—is now available to Kindle Unlimited members. Other mysteries, like Those Empty Eyes, one of the Amazon Books Editor’s best mysteries and thrillers of 2023, and Harlan Coben’s Win, round out the new selection of spine-chilling offerings. And if you are in the mood for romance, look no further than Nicholas Sparks’ genre-defining work, The Notebook. Finally, if you want to immerse yourself in other worlds, Kindle Unlimited welcomes all 35 books in Fern Michaels’ Sisterhood series as well as the entire collection of Gail Carriger’s beloved Finishing School books.
Kindle Unlimited is available on any device via the free Kindle app, and customers can explore popular authors and best-selling books across genres, from mystery and romance to nonfiction and memoir. Here are some of the new and popular titles now available on Kindle Unlimited.
The Silent Patient
An instant New York Times No. 1 best seller, this book received glowing reviews all around. Our own Amazon Books Editorial team predicted that it could be “the big psychological thriller debut of the year.” And it was! The book centers around Alicia Berenson, a celebrated painter who is married to an equally famous photographer. One evening he comes home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and refuses to utter another word. This silent patient becomes the obsession of a therapist desperate to understand her motive. Michaelides’ forthcoming book, The Fury, is available for pre-order. Be sure to check out his upcoming tour in 2024!
Those Empty Eyes
When a family is massacred in their own home, the sole survivor, Alexandra Quinlan, quickly becomes the chief suspect. Fast forward 10 years, and Alex has changed her identity and is working as a legal investigator, trying to ensure those that are wrongfully accused secure justice. While trying to clear her newest client, Matthew, she discovers that his case and hers—which seems so incredibly different—may actually be linked. Chosen as one of the Amazon Book Editor’s best mysteries and thrillers of 2023, this tale will keep you glued to your chair until the last page.
I Am Pilgrim
by Terry Hayes
“Pilgrim,” a former head of an espionage unit in the U.S., lives an anonymous life under the radar. But he’s called out of his shadowy existence when the intelligence community detects a threat from the “Saracen,” a Saudi terrorist whose views were shaped when he witnessed his father’s public beheading. A pick by our Amazon Book Editors, the showdown produced by these two foes will leave you breathless.
Win (Windsor Horne Lockwood III)
by Harlan Coben
From one of the greatest mystery writers of our time comes the tale of Windsor Horne Lockwood III, also known as “Win.” He is summoned by the FBI when two missing family heirlooms—a Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase with his initials—are found in a murdered recluse’s penthouse apartment. He doesn’t know how these items ended up with the dead man, but he is immediately drawn into the mystery. And unlike the FBI agents, who remain baffled, he has a personal connection to the case, incredible wealth, and his own interpretation of justice.
Woke Up Like This
by Amy Lea
This is the fourth entry to Mindy Kaling’s book imprint, Mindy's Book Studio, and “a feel-good story for the young and young at heart,” as Kaling herself put it. While setting up for prom, the overachieving Charlotte Wu falls off a ladder and smack into the arms of her biggest foe, J.T. Renner. When she wakes, she finds she has aged over a decade and is in bed with an equally mature Renner, now her fiancé. Thus starts a flurry of adventures as the two desperately try to find a way back to their 17-year-old selves.
Penelope in Retrograde
Romance writer Penelope “Penny” Banks has always been the odd family member out and usually crafts exquisite excuses to avoid holiday gatherings. However, this Thanksgiving, she must return home because her new bookstore—which hasn’t even opened yet—is already in trouble. She expects some uncomfortable moments with her perfect sister, meddling nana, matchmaking mother, and workaholic father. But she does not anticipate an unexpected guest—her ex-husband, Smith. In a bid to mend relationships and save her bookstore, Penny enlists Smith as a fake boyfriend, blending fiction with reality. She has just four days to reconcile with her family and secure her bookstore's future as she aims to create her own happily ever after.
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The Notebook and The Wedding
In some ways, Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson need no introduction. Their powerful love story was introduced by international best-selling author Sparks. The tale of their tumultuous relationship was further emblazoned on hearts when Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams set the screen on fire with their performances in the movie adaptation. But nothing is better than returning to the source. Luxuriate in the tale of Noah, returned to his hometown after World War II and the love he can’t seem to shake with Allie, despite her engagement to a wealthy lawyer. Whether or not you are familiar with the story, be prepared to be transported. You can also access the follow-up title, The Wedding, with Kindle Unlimited.
Five Feet Apart
Both Stella Grant and Will Newman have spent a majority of their young lives in hospitals due to their cystic fibrosis. Stella is on the list for a lung transplant and is ordered to stay six feet apart from anyone else who has the same disease, lest she risk her life-saving surgery. But when she meets Will, sparks fly, and suddenly, the six-foot rule doesn’t feel like protection. It feels like a cruel punishment. They begin to wonder if five feet apart—just claiming back one foot—would really be life-threatening, especially if this newfound closeness could bring them that much closer to each other’s hearts. This Goodreads Choice winner was also adapted for the screen.
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Weekend Warriors and the full Sisterhood series
The Sisterhood is made up of seven women bound by tragedy. Their fierce loyalty to one another empowers the group to rectify the injustices inflicted on them and unearth a resilience they never realized they possessed. With each pursuit of justice, the Sisterhood gains courage, understanding that in the face of adversity, one can either succumb or rise up to confront the challenges head-on. Enjoy all 35 titles, the entire Sisterhood series, with Kindle Unlimited.
Etiquette & Espionage and the full Finishing School series
by Gail Carriger
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a free spirit, and proper manners do not interest her. Her mother, Mrs. Temminnick, is desperate for her daughter to conform, so she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. Upon arriving at the Academy, Sophronia and her counterparts are quickly educated in the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette. But they also learn to “finish” other things, as well, including diversion, espionage, and murder—“in the politest possible ways, of course.” Binge read Carriger’s entire Finishing School series, including Curtsies & Conspiracies, Waistcoats & Weaponry, and Manners & Mutiny.