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 FACE OFF, the latest in Brenda Novak's popular Evelyn Talbot series about a psychiatrist who studies serial killers at a remote facility in Alaska. Get an autographed copy of it 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 five Rita nominations, the Book Buyer's Best, the Book Seller's Best 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. Please visit http://www.brendanovakforthecure.org to see how you can help.

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Best Sellers

    • 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 193
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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

    • Her Darkest Nightmare

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too repetitive

    • By Julie on 02-02-17

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Hello Again

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 963
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 960

    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

    • Hanover House

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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

    • Thriller 3: Love Is Murder

    • By: Sandra Brown (Editor)
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane, Shannon McManus
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    With bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, private investigators, and killers, these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous writing AND narration ~ Loved every story

    • By Mimmi on 08-07-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dead Silence

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    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

    • Through the Smoke

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    Riches. Power. An ancient heritage of pride. The Earl of Druridge wanted only for an heir. So when he learned that his wife was carrying another man’s child, he was filled with a thirst for vengeance....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done!

    • By Maine Knitter on 02-22-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Until You Loved Me

    • Silver Springs, Book 3
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    After catching her fiancé cheating - with another man - usually straitlaced, workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher liberates her wild side just long enough to indulge in a passionate one-night stand....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!!!

    • By Renee S on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Inside

    • Bulletproof Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    Virgil Skinner served 14 years for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s finally been exonerated, but he can’t escape the gang he joined in order to survive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Donna Thomas on 10-18-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Perfect Couple

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    One afternoon in May, Zoe Duncan's 13-year-old daughter goes missing from her own backyard....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good and keeps your interest.

    • By Wendy on 11-09-09

    Regular price: $24.95

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