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Hanover House

Author : Brenda Novak
Published: 01 September 2015
Reviewed: 02 September 2015

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Copy kindly supplied by Brenda Novak in return for an honest review via NetGalley.


4 out of 5 stars



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…

It’s important to note that this is a prequel to Brenda Novak’s suspense series based around Dr. Evelyn Talbot, a renowned psychiatrist in the field of psychopathology and her “baby”, Hanover House.  
Hanover House is a facility built to house some of the most depraved and interesting murderers in America, where Dr. Evelyn Talbot plans to study their speech and body language to understand them better.   

Dr. Evelyn Talbot, herself a survivor of a brutal attack, carries with her both the physical and mental scars of her troubled past.  This makes it hard for her to have a “normal” life in many aspects, making the encounters with the charming Alaskan State Trooper Sergeant Amarock difficult for them both but frustrating for the reader.  It’s not going to be all psychopaths and snowmen for Evelyn in Alaska, someone from her past is desperate to catch up and share a furture with her, albeit a short one.  I am conscious about adding too much detail, I don’t want to ruin the suspense or enjoyment for other readers, but suffice to say this is definitely a page turner!

Perhaps because this is a prequel to what sounds like an interesting series, there is a hurried feel to the story and the relationships between the characters.  The need to set the scene and introduce the reader to the main characters and plot makes this novella “jam packed” with information and the pace is constant, thankfully it was a electronic copy I had, otherwise I’d have had paper cuts turning the pages to fast!

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Fiction, Mystery and Thriller (and there’s touches of Romance) genres.

I would like to thank Brenda Novak for the copy of this book in return for an honest review and if you would like to buy a copy, this book was published on 1st September 2015.  A copy can be purchased here Hanover House (UK Kindle Version)

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