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

25394138Blurb: 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…



3 stars

I expected more from this author.  I was a huge fan of A Matter of Grave Concern but this one wasn’t really anything like that. The writing style was a bit darker and had less romantic.  And I didn’t really see where the story was going.  It seemed like the story didn’t really climax but more of kinda just puttered around.

It was kind of a mix between violence and attraction, an odd combo for me to get into.  In fact I got a bit scared while reading it, especially at night.  I don’t think I will be reading any more in this series.  I found myself not really caring about Evelyn so I wasn’t really invested in her well-being. Gosh, its like I’m dead inside.  I was very into the romance though.

Amarok was all kinds of hotness with his protective instincts and forwardness.  I particularly enjoyed how he was sensitive to her past and didn’t really push her into a sexual relationship.  It kinda simmered for a while. I was disappointed that didn’t come to fruition in this story but I’m comforted by the fact it was headed in that direction and so am satisfied with not reading anymore.

I’m sure I’ll read more of this author just not in this series.

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