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 THE SECRET SISTER. Get an autographed copy of it, or one of Brenda's other books, in one of her 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

    • Hello Again

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 849
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 778
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 778

    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 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408

    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

    • Hanover House

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    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

    • Dead Silence

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    • 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 596
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 539

    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: $10.49

    • Right Where We Belong

    • Silver Springs, Book 4
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Savanna Gray needs a do over. Her "perfect" life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Anticlimactic but enjoyable read

    • By Andra on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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

    • No One but You

    • Silver Springs, Book 2
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • 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 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    • When Summer Comes

    • Whiskey Creek Series, Book 3
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news… She needs a liver transplant....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad, but some issues

    • By Cheryl A on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $10.49

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