The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).
Kindle freebie on October 28, 2021 (currently free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as of writing this post)
Overall rating 3.75 with 946 ratings and 113 reviews
Time Thief by Anna Hackett
Series: The Anomaly #1
Published by Self-Published on August 13, 2012
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction Fantasy
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple
Hunted for her ability to steal time, Bay North lives a life on the run. All she wants is to make the crime lord who slaughtered her family pay. But now he’s set the ultimate hunter on her trail and Bay will need all her skills to carry out her revenge and survive.
Ex-Navy SEAL Sean Archer saw his team killed by a time thief in Afghanistan and came back a broken man. He’s made a dark deal with a criminal to hunt down all time thieves and now Sean’s tracked the wily Bay North to Denver where he plans to rid the world of one more dangerous mutation.
I’ve always been interested in the books by Anna Hackett and this was an easy start. It’s a novella, less than 100 pages. If Time Thief were a bit longer, I’m sure I would have enjoyed it even more. There would have been juts a bit more time to develop the characters and their relationship.
The science fiction aspect is the ability Bay has to steal time. Apparently there are other abilities in this world also. Otherwise, it feels like a romantic suspense with a bad situation, bad guys, and a wounded SEAL to help save the day.
By necessity, the story is fast paced. There is enough action. The main characters are focused on revenge. They don’t have complete success but this is the beginning of the Anamoly series and honestly I’d like to know more about this world. It looks like all four books in the series are under 100 pages which is my only concern, since the development will be limited.
These are only Kindle freebies I get, or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free. I don’t include things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading (I do have it). Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those. Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.
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