Sunday, December 18, 2016

Review: Hanover House by Brenda Novak

Title: Hanover House
Series: Evelyn Talbot Chronicles
Author: Brenda Novak
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Brenda Novak

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...

My rating:

***eBook was available for free in a WriterSpace newsletter***

It failed to catch my attention. I didn't care about the characters, the heroine left me cold, the hero was barely there, and the whole venture about a psychiatric hospital to study those truly sick psychopaths didn't really spark anything remotely similar to interest.

The only saving grace was the villain and even he got the shortest end of the stick since the whole buildup didn't amount to anything more than a splutter.

I certainly won't read the rest of the series.


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