Brenda Novak
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Brenda Novak

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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 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    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

    • Unforgettable You

    • Silver Springs Series, Book 5
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Jada Brooks couldn’t have known how her life would change when she fell for Maddox Richardson back in high school. She couldn’t have known his troubled brother would leave hers crippled. Or that she’d be forced to shun Maddox completely - only to discover she was carrying his child....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Renee S on 03-18-19

    Regular price: $28.51

    • No One but You

    • Silver Springs, Book 2
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills, let alone secure primary custody....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story had a helpless victim feel.

    • By Jane on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Hello Again

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

    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 605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558

    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

    • 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 284
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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

    • Blind Spot

    • Evelyn Talbot, Book 4
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    With Jasper Moore, the privileged boy who attacked her when she was only 16, finally caught and in prison, Dr. Evelyn Talbot believes she can finally quit looking over her shoulder. But then a psychopath from the much more recent past kidnaps her in broad daylight.....

    Regular price: $32.19

    • When Lightning Strikes

    • Whiskey Creek, Book 1
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 621
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 555
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 560

    Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek, California, to make a name for herself in Los Angeles....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worthwhile listen !

    • By christine on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • When Snow Falls

    • Whiskey Creek, Book 2
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Conflicted (SPOILER ALERT!!)

    • By Francesca R. on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Coulda Been a Cowboy

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Grandpa Garnier used to say love is like a bucking bronco. It takes guts and determination to hang on, but it's worth the ride. If only Grandpa was around now....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should have been a stand alone

    • By kwolfgang on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $25.09

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