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    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at 18, anxious to leave her Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that her father is deadly.

    • 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 personal nightmare into her life’s work - studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world’s most vicious serial killers. Now a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her - until a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, and every clue points to the man who once brutalized 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 1,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 983

    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 at Hanover House yet: Dr. Lyman Bishop, aka the Zombie Maker, given his fondness for performing icepick lobotomies on his victims. A brilliant cancer researcher, Bishop is either the most cunning psychopath Evelyn has ever encountered - or he is wrongly convicted.

    • 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 577
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531

    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. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community, even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.

    • 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 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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little too short

    • By Terri on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $20.29

    • 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, Keith, a deeply troubled man who's asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is her wealthy, controlling mother. Instead she finds herself living next door to someone else she'd prefer to avoid - Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at 16.

    • 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 307
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    There's a body buried behind a Mississippi farmhouse. Grace Montgomery knows who it is, and she knows why it happened. She was only 13 the night it all went wrong. And now, like then, she has no choice but to keep her mouth shut.

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

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

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stop Me

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Romain Fornier lost his reason for living when his daughter was kidnapped and murdered. He used a cop's gun to mete out his own justice and spent the next few years in prison. Once he was freed, he returned to his Cajun roots in small-town Louisiana. But now he learns that he might have killed the wrong man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New York reader

    • By Joanne on 07-22-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dead Giveaway

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    The Reverend Lee Barker went missing 19 years ago. And the people of Stillwater, Mississippi, believe they know why. They're convinced he was murdered by his stepson, Clay Montgomery. But only Clay, his mother, and sisters can say for sure. They were the only ones there that fateful night, the only ones who know what really happened. And they're not talking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Patti Dotson on 10-03-07

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 228
    • 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. They’ll do anything to keep him from telling what he knows. And if they can’t get to Virgil, they’ll go after his sister and her kids. The California Department of Corrections needs someone to infiltrate another gang, one that’s taking control of the state’s most notorious supermax. Virgil’s the perfect candidate, and he’ll agree to do it under an alias - in exchange for his sister’s protection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Donna Thomas on 10-18-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Unforgettable You

    • Silver Springs Series, Book 5
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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 forever crippled. Or that she’d be forced to shun Maddox completely - only to discover she was carrying his child. Although Maddox was devastated by the events that transpired that fateful night, losing Jada was the worst of it. He’s back in Silver Springs, ready to make amends and provide the kind of youth outreach that once saved him. If he’d known Jada was in town, too, he wouldn't have come.

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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. But the recent discovery of his car finally proves he didn't just drive away. Worse, the police find something in the trunk that says there's more to this case than murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Escalating suspense!

    • By Sandylp on 08-09-07

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Family of Her Own

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    When Katie Rogers returns to Dundee, Idaho, it's not because she wants to. It's because she's disillusioned, broke - and pregnant. She was going to make something of her life in the big city. Instead she's paying a high price for trusting the wrong man. Booker Robinson is the man she didn't trust, the man she'd left behind in Dundee...and the first person she sees when she comes back. But despite Booker's notorious past, he now has a successful business and a home of his own. He's also spent two years getting over Katie.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet

    • By Beatrice Followill on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • 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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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 of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed - the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.

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

    • By Jane on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Heart of Christmas

    • Whiskey Creek Series, Book 7
    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Almost all her friends are married now, and that's what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages-and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised-suddenly seem - confining. Eve is worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There's no one in the area she could even imagine as a husband - until a handsome stranger comes to town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love that Pretty Boy does good!

    • By degrees73 on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Matter of Grave Concern

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    When Maximillian Wilder hides his noble identity and joins the notorious body snatchers known as the London Supply Company, the last thing on his mind is love. He’s worried about Madeline, his vanished half sister, who was last seen in the company of Jack Hurtsill, the gang’s conscienceless leader. Raiding graveyards, stealing corpses, and selling them to medical colleges as dissection material is dirty work, but Max knows he must gain Jack’s trust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT!!!

    • By Felicia Johnson on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • 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. Sheridan lived but Jason died - and the stranger was never caught. Even though Sheridan's family moved away right afterward, she's never been able to put the crime behind her. And now that "someone" doesn't want her to come home.

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

    • By Diana on 08-28-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Perfect Couple

    • By: Brenda Novak
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    One afternoon in May, Zoe Duncan's 13-year-old daughter goes missing from her own backyard. The police think Samantha ran away because she's unhappy about her mother's upcoming marriage - but Zoe doesn't believe it. In fact, she's willing to do anything to bring Sam home, even if it means losing her job, her beautiful home, her fiancé. Even if it means divulging all her secrets to a private investigator.

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

    • By Wendy on 11-09-09

    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 614
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 556

    Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek, California, to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all - sexy and unpredictable Simon O’Neal. But Simon, who’s just been through a turbulent divorce, is so busy self-destructing he won’t listen to anything she says. She drops him from her list - and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him. Desperate to save her company, Gail has to humble herself by making a deal with Simon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worthwhile listen !

    • By christine on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • 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 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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 with a tall, dark stranger she meets at a trendy Miami bar. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy's full name, something that shouldn't have been a problem - until a pregnancy test turns positive.

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

    • By Renee S on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $28.51

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