Hanover House

Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Series: Evelyn Talbot, Book 0.5
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (335 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Hanover House....

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

©2015 Brenda Novak, Inc. (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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A little too short

This book was a little too short for the cost, but you need to read it or listen to it if you’re going to do the series. I started at book three and then realized this was a series when I went to purchase another book from her. The book is a great story. I really enjoyed book three, so I definitely recommend this series. I’m going to now purchase book two.

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Great beginning and middle. the end is just well ?

it started off great and kept me interested all the way through until chapter 18 and you don't realize that's the end. it's just dropped off into the epilogue. I know it's a series so I hope the next one picks up where the first one dropped to fast.

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A little more than basic. Likeable character.

A great prequel to what seems like a promising series. Hopefully the rest of the books are more suspenseful but I understand this book was an important part of understanding the series. However, I find the resistance to her having an intimate relationship drawn out.

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an amazing start to an amazing series

I have listen to all of this series, except Face Off. I can't decide which book I love the most. This series has romance, insight, mystery, and thrills. I've listened to each book at least 3 times.

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cost is a rip off

book should be part of book 1 in series. good story but writer grasping for $

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Loves this book!

I am not really a fan of this type of book but I love Brenda Novak so I wanted to give it a try. I loved every minute. I will definitely read the rest of this series.

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Love Love Love

I loved this book. I read the second one first, by accident but it didn't throw me off. I love the narrator and the story line.

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Finished in 1 day

Great book. Left me ready for the 2nd one. everything was great. love the relationship between 2 main characters.

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Wow - Just Wow!!

This is my first reading of a Brenda Novak book and I can honestly say I now get the hype! She is totally drew me in to the story from the opening chapter. What a talent Brenda has with building interest and suspense with such economy of words. I’m now in it for the duration of the ride to arrive at Blind Spot! My purchase is that book is what spurred me to first read the back story leading up the conclusion. I am really enjoying the develop of all the characters, both the good and bad. Well done Mrs Novak!!

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Hanover House

Hanover House by Brenda Novak is the prequel to The Evelyn Talbot series. I am new to Brenda Novak’s work, and I must say I had a good time with this book. It fueled my desire to pick up the next book in the series. Filled with nail biting suspense and a little creepiness, Hanover House kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Ms. Novak impressed me with the way she delved into the mind of both the victim and the villain, allowing readers to understand their thought processes. The protagonist Dr. Evelyn Talbot was a victim of a psychopath when she was a teen. Now an established psychiatrist, she has made it her mission in life to figure out what make psychopaths tick. To aid her in endeavours, she created Hanover House where she can study these serial killers. Persons close to her wanted her to give up her dream because of the danger it posed,, but she refused to allow her fears to control her. The trauma of the event never left her, which drove her desire to delve deeper into the mind of a psychopath. She struggled with socialisation and as a result, persons perceived her to be an ice queen. Sergeant Amarok will discover that this was not the case the more he got to know her. Amarok had not been keen on the establishment of Hanover House in his district, but he resigned himself to accepting it. In the process, he found himself falling for Evelyn and would do anything to protect her. I enjoyed their interaction, which was steamy and humorous. I loved his patience with Evelyn. The story featured two psychopaths, the creepiest one being Jasper, Evelyn's ex. He definitely had a sick mind. His obsession with Evelyn was his primary driving force and it fed his lust for killing. I enjoyed getting the POV of the villain as it gave me a bird’s-eye view of his mental capacity. I enjoyed the pacing of the story. The romance and suspense were well balanced, which I found refreshing. Narration Being fairly new to audio books, I have been introduced to a variety of narrators. This is my first time listening to Therese Plummer. I believed she did a good job with the voices. Conclusion/Recommendation Despite this being a short story I enjoyed every moment. Fans of romantic suspense will enjoy this prequel to what appears to be an exciting and chilling series. I am looking forward to reading Her Darkest Nightmare.