Hanover House: Kickoff to the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Brenda Novak

Hanover House: Kickoff to the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Brenda Novak

by Brenda Novak

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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 only one little thing goes wrong...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150914551
Publisher: Brenda Novak, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 1,580
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of fifty books. A four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.5 million. For more about Brenda, please visit www.brendanovak.com.

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Hanover House: Kickoff to the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Brenda Novak 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is well done only disappointment is paying 3.99 for 165 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done but extremely short. Last 30 pages were excerpts of upcoming books aka advertisements. Only 168 total pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading and a fine prequel ......talk about creating interest ! Well written and the characters realky "jump" to life. Suspense and intellect melt into a powerful tale of strength and redemption. The follow up release is HIGHLY ANTICIPATED !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well Mrs. Novak did it agpain, she held me in suspense during the entire book! I can't wait for the next one! Keep up the great work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you get down to the nitty gritty pages that were the actual story there's only about 101 pages. Skimpy for A book . It was free but valued at $3.99. if the next book is this short it will probably be full of references to the first book. It will be an expensive series. Not for Me. I like to read the whole book at once. It feels like a ripoff. However, I really liked the story, but sadly will not know How it ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is definitely a prequel and not a stand alone book. It could have been a good story, but it was too predictable, there was little real mystery involved, and the ending left everything unresolved. I also didn't like the way the author constantly dwelled on the main characters psychological problems from a previous trauma. It also seemed completely unrealistic and contradictory, given how deep her problems were, the way her relationship with the state trooper developed. I found this fairly boring, am glad I didn't pay anything for it, and don't intend to read anymore in this series. JB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too predictable and sappy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story. Will read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cliffhanger I really like Brenda Novak but I won't be getting any of this series. I like murder mysteries but I am sorry but this was boring and I couldn't wait to finish it
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Anonymous 10 months ago
So scary! Loved every second. Disappointed it was not the whole book, but ill get the rest of them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart racing, pulse pounding and "can't put it down" book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the next in the series. Didn't want to put my Nook down, definitely wish it was longer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I liked so much i ran out and bought the next one in the series Her Darkest Nightmare
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
This is the a prequel and does not truly end. This story allows us to get to know Miranda. She is set on learning why serial killers do what they do. She has survived a terrible event but has not forgotten it. She does not let men get near to her in a personal way until she visits Alaska where the new facility she has asked for is being built. Here, she meet Sergeant Amarok, and heat begins to rise. Her past catches up to her, but Miranda is not detered. I look forward to reading the next book. I recommend this book. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with an interesting plot and subject matter.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Hauntingly beautiful. Evelyn is working to build Hanover House so she can focus her studies on psychopaths, a direction she never anticipated in her life until she was traumatized at the age of 16, sending her down a path to find ways to help others. We get to meet the community and see the struggles Evelyn fights every day as she battles the demons from her past to find a way forward. Amarok doesn’t like that Hanover House is coming to the community but he is blown away by the strength and commitment of Evelyn. Can he convince her to purse a relationship with him? Or will Evelyn keep her walls firmly in place? A great beginning to this suspenseful series.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! I'm hooked! This prequel to the new series by Brenda Novak takes us into the world of Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot to learn why she has been fighting so hard to make her dream of Hanover House a reality. I can't wait to delve further into the series and see what comes of Evelyn & Amarok! Evelyn Talbot was kidnapped, tortured and left for dead by her high school boyfriend when she was just a teenager. She has spent her lifetime studying the mind of a psychopath to learn what makes them tick. To study why they feel no empathy. To study whether there could ever be a warning sign. She is thrilled to have finally gotten the government funding she needs to build Hanover House in Hilltop, Alaska where she will have a large number of the world's worst psychopaths moved into this high security medical health center. People in Hilltop are not thrilled that this new facility will be moving in ... especially Alaskan State Trooper, Sergeant Amarok. He's worried about having such dangerous people in his town, but he can't help but like Evelyn and feel sorry for what she's been through at the same time!
Meemo_B More than 1 year ago
Copy provided by Netgalley for an unbiased review. This novella was a decent start to a new series. The characters are interesting, and there's the beginnings of a romantic storyline to go along with the promised thriller aspect. The idea of a psychiatrist (who is herself the survivor of a near-deadly attack by a psychopath) setting up a psychiatric prison to study psychopaths is an interesting one, and sets up an interesting dynamic for future books in the series. It's only a novella, so it definitely felt like what it is - a set-up. But it has potential, and I look forward to seeing where Brenda Novak goes with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept me on the edge of my seat because we didnt know when she was going to be kidnapped again but knew it was going to happen. It was such a fantastic story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love every book I've read by Brenda Novak, but just found the subject matter too disturbing and don't think I will continue with the series.
Jessicasbookobsession More than 1 year ago
OMG!! Wow. I am straight trippin right now. OMG OMG OMG *Deep Breath* Okay so Hanover House is the Prequel novella for the Hanover House Chronicles and OMG it blew me away. Brenda Novak did such a good job on this book that I know I am now hooked on this series and I hate waiting for each book to come out. Cuzz you know, patience and me we don't hang. (kinda like me and proper grammar) There was so much packed into this novella. The plot was so good. I was drawn into it instantly. I loved Evelyn and Amarok both. They both are very realistic and lovable characters. I could totally understand where Evelyn was coming from. I could feel her pain, fear, and her determination to not let it stop her from living and making a difference in the world through her work. Amarok was sweet and sexy. He didn't push Evelyn, but let her go at her own pace. He gave her understanding and support. Their relationship in this book is a sweet, slow burn and I believe just getting started. The psychopaths in this book are creepy . Especially Jasper! OMG Jasper the super skin crawling crazy evil bad guy. I was on edge the whole book. I couldn't read it fast enough. It was so good I couldn't even stop to cook dinner or worry about things like feeding people. I had to know what happened next(thank God I have a sweet husband who loves me and knows how to cook)instead I powered straight through. Now I have to wait until September 2016 for the next book Whiteout. WHY?????? Why do you make me wait? That is so wrong!!! *ARC Kindly Provided By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review* Check out my blog for my full review on this book at http://jessicasoverthetopbookobsession.blogspot.com/2015/09/hanover-house.html
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
This is more like a romance novel. I was expecting more of a thriller about someone who works with psychopaths, but what I got was basically a romance novel with some episodes of danger. ***This book contains sexually-suggestive scenes and sexual language*** I wasn't offended by this book as just disappointed that so much of it was about this psychiatrist who supposedly is so traumatized that she can't deal romantically with men. Yet, when she meets the stereotypically "hunky" cop and has a few drinks, all that goes out the window. As someone who has actually had traumatized women as clients, I can tell you this is NOT how someone behaves (I am a therapist). And it was distracting - page after page of these 2 people discussing sexuality, her issues, and so on..and the obligatory semi-sexual scenes and so on. It's formulaic, and I am really beginning to dread reading anything with a heroine in it - even if it's not advertised as a "cozy" (which this book definitely is). The protagonist reveals nothing new or interesting about psychopaths; and, while I didn't expect a textbook, I did expect the author to display some kind of understanding of psychopathy and/or the therapeutic process. She does neither. Ok, so how about at least the "thriller" angle? Again, there is very little of that, and the ending is not satisfactory at all. The plot is too pat, too predictable, and the sudden ending is jarring. If you want a romance novel, this is the book for you. If you want a decent thriller about psychopaths, look elsewhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so disappointed when this came to an end. I can't wait until the next book comes out. Such a fantastic on the edge of your seat story. I couldn't put it down once I started.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago