Hanover House by Brenda Novak ~ Book Review

Book Description:

Welcome to Hanover House….

Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the antisocial mind. Why do psychopaths act as they do? How do they come to be? Why don’t they feel any remorse for the suffering they cause? And are there better ways of spotting and stopping them? 

After having been kidnapped, tortured and left for dead when she was just a teenager—by her high school boyfriend—she’s determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her. So she’s established a revolutionary new medical health center in the remote town of Hilltop, Alaska, where she studies the worst of the worst. 

But not everyone in Hilltop is excited to have Hanover House and its many serial killers in the area. Alaskan State Trooper, Sergeant Amarok, is one of them. And yet he can’t help feeling bad about what Evelyn has been through. He’s even attracted to her. Which is partly why he worries. 

He knows what could happen if one little thing goes wrong... 

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About the Author: 
It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career.

“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”

However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a creative bone in her body. In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business.

Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits. “I learned how to write by reading what others have written. The best advice for any would-be author: read, read, read….”

Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader's Choice, the Bookseller's Best, the Write Touch, the Award of Excellence and the Beacon Award for Published Authors.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. She juggles her writing career with her children’s softball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions.

When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fundraiser for diabetes research—an on-line auction held at her website May 1st – May 31st. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him. She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking--she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!

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This is the first book I have read of Brenda Novak's and I have been missing out on some great work for sure. I was hooked right from the first page. I love psycho thrillers and this one will be a great series I am sure! It has a little of everything I enjoy, it is a clean read, with suspense, mystery, a killer or in this case multiple and romance. Sweet romance with a hot cop ;)

The main character, Evelyn has been through the worst when she was 16. She lost her best friends to murder, he then boyfriend, Jasper. He then went crazy on her, raping and tormenting her for three days before torching the shack he had her in. Evelyn lived and Jasper got away, no one has seen him in twenty years. Evelyn is on a mission to understand why men rape and kill women. She has a new prison that will open in Alaska with hand picked inmates that Evelyn will study.

All the while.... Jasper is hunting for Evelyn to pick up were they left off. It is a suspenseful, thrilling novel. I didn't want to put it down at all. The story flows very well following three characters, Evelyn, Jasper and the new love of Evelyn's life, Amarok. Evelyn can't have a romantic relationship after everything that happened to her but she finds herself falling for Amarok. He is sweet, caring and very good looking. I can't wait for this series to continue!

I give this book 5 stars!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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