Brenda Novak
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Brenda Novak

Brenda Novak Bio

Join Brenda Novak's Online Book Group on Facebook--http://www.facebook.com/groups/brendanovaksbookgroup/. They're currently reading her last release of the year, BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS. Get an autographed copy in one of Brenda's popular Professional Reader Boxes: http://www.brendanovak.com/store/

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak's career as a bestselling author--she caught her day-care provider drugging her children with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home.

"When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book," Brenda says. But she sold that book, and the rest is history. Her novels have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including six Rita nominations, the Book Buyer's Best, the Book Seller's Best, the Silver Bullet and the National Reader's Choice Award.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children--three girls and two boys. When she's not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising funds for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). So far, Brenda has raised $2.6 million!

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Best Sellers

    • Before We Were Strangers

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. Then there was that other sound - the ominous thump before all went quiet. In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Story

    • By Rosemary on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Face Off

    • Evelyn Talbot, Book 3
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    Tortured and left for dead at 16, Evelyn Talbot turned her own nightmare into her life’s work - studying the psychopathy of the world’s most vicious serial killers. Now a psychiatrist at Hanover House in an Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Huh....

    • By Jamie on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $35.69

    • Hello Again

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 988
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 985

    Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in Alaska, studies some of the world's worst serial killers. But she's about to meet her most elusive patient yet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Rumbera on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Her Darkest Nightmare

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532

    Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only 16 when her own boyfriend, Jasper, imprisoned and tortured her - and left her for dead....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Shallow and Boring

    • By Carolyn L on 12-20-16

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Secret Sister

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal - and to help her brother....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Novak's Best but Still a Good Story

    • By SWV on 09-21-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dead Silence

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    There's a body buried behind a Mississippi farmhouse. Grace Montgomery knows who it is, and she knows why it happened....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five Stars for this Thriller!

    • By Book and Movie Lover on 08-23-06

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Watch Me

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Glad it was on sale

    • By Diana on 08-28-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hanover House

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the psychopathic mind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little too short

    • By Terri on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Secrets She Kept

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    The rich and powerful Josephine Lazarow, matriarch of Fairham Island, is dead. The police say it's suicide, but Keith, her estranged son, doesn't believe it....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story...TERRIBLE narration.

    • By corie on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dead Right

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Karen Stein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Twenty years ago Madeline Barker's father disappeared. Despite what everyone else thinks, Madeline's convinced her stepfamily had nothing to do with it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Escalating suspense!

    • By Sandylp on 08-09-07

    Regular price: $24.95

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