Hanover House is the tantalizing introduction into a forthcoming new series by Brenda Novak. I say tantalizing because this short novella only whets your appetite and gives you a hint of what will be coming in the series itself.
I have always been interested in psychopaths and what makes them tick so quickly requested this book because of the story line.
Dr. Evelyn Talbot is opening a new institute in Alaska to study psychopaths and the new subjects are the worst examples of psychopathy available. Evelyn has a personal reason for wanting to dissect the psychopathic mind. She was violently raped, tortured and left for dead when she was a teenager by someone she completely trusted. Her past has left her afraid and emotionally scarred but determined to use her experience to help others. What she doesn't know is that she is being stalked in order to finish what happened long ago.
Brenda Novak has stated she researched psychopathology and I am expecting it to show in the novels to come. As it is, there was only a hint of it here and there is more focus on Evelyn and her struggle to over come her fears. If this had been a stand a lone novel, I might have been a bit disappointed in the romantic side being embellished over the psychopathic but I can see that she is setting the stage for character development and I expect we will see more hardcore psychopathology as the series continues. Judging from this first introductory novella, I think the series is going to be fantastic. I am definitely looking forward to the first book in the series!
I received a copy of this book from the publishers (thank you!) via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.
Four out of Five Stars