Review of Hanover House

Posted September 4, 2015 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Review of Hanover House

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Hanover House by Brenda Novak
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Brenda Novak's Online Auction for Diabetes Research on September 1st 2015
Pages: 198
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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Hanover HouseThe Hanover House Chronicles
Prequel novella to my new Hanover House Chronicles (digital only).
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. And 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…
From Sweet Dreams Boxed Set
WhiteoutThe Hanover House Chronicles
Coming September 2016

First Line


He’d found what he needed.

Chapter one:

She’d been attacked.

What I thought of this book

This is a prequel to Brenda Novak’s new series that starts next year featuring Hanover House.  I have always been fascinated with criminal psychology and I almost majored in it in college (sometimes I wish I would went for it), so when I seen this new series I couldn’t wait to get a little taste of it.

That is what you get with this novella. We get to see a little of why Evelyn is so obsessed with psychopaths and how it lead to her wanting to open Hanover House. She is so messed up because of what happened when she was a teen. We also get to see the psychopath that has been after Evelyn since they were teens. I didn’t find it to be to creepy but then I don’t get creeped out much by books, but others might find some of it pretty creepy. 🙂

There is a bit of a budding romance between Amarok, the State Trooper assigned to Hilltop and Evelyn. The interesting part is he doesn’t really want Hanover House to be there and Evelyn sort of views him as being to young for her. Amarok is so sweet to Evelyn though allowing her to make any moves and to make sure she feels comfortable with him, because she really is very timid around men.

Overall, I think it does a great job of setting things up for Whiteout which is the first book in the series coming in 2016. If you a fan of romantic suspense or Brenda Novak then you might enjoy this novella.

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