Monday, March 28, 2016

Hanover House (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles 0.5) by Brenda Novak

What a way to start off a series! This story explains why Evelyn Talbot does what she does. The reasons why she risks her life to study murderers, rapists, and con-artists.

Hanover House is in the the process of being built in a small town in Alaska. Not everyone is happy, but it'll create a lot of jobs. Alaskan State Trooper, Sergeant Amarok, is one of the citizens that isn't supportive. But he's happy that it'll be the reason why Evelyn moves to Alaska.

Although Evelyn is traumatized by her past, the past won't let her go. Hanover House is full of suspense, and it will keep you at the edge of your seat. There isn't much physical romance in the book, but the chemistry between Amarok and Evelyn is strong. I'm guessing that they'll get really close in the next book.

This was an amazing prequel, and I look forward to reading Her Darkest Nightmare.

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...