Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Book Review: Hanover House by Brenda Novak


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 only one little thing goes wrong..

AVAILABLE: September 1, 2015

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Welcome to the start of the Hanover House Chronicles, located in Hilltop, Alaska, where Dr. Evelyn Talbot is on a (personal) mission to understand what makes psychopaths tick.

Hanover House is the project of psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot, where the worst of the worst antisocial minds will be chosen to be studied and evaluated.  But not all the residents of Hilltop, Alaska are thrilled with the idea of killers being in their backyard, even if that means in enflux of jobs and federal funding in the small town.  One of those opposed is State Alaskan Trooper Benjamin Murphy, a.k.a Sergeant Amarok.

However, quite quickly, Amarok discovers that Evelyn isn't the cold, stuck up woman he believed her to be, but a gun-shy woman deeply damaged from her high school boyfriend that murdered her three best friends AND kidnapped and tortured Evelyn for three days before she could escape.

Hanover House is a quick read to get readers ready for Book 1, Whiteout, that is due to be released in September 2016.

Rating: 4 out of 5