Book 2, Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novels
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From the New York Times bestseller Brenda Novak comes the next installment of Dr. Evelyn Talbot and her murderous home for psychopaths in Hello Again.
SHE CAN MAKE SENSE OF A COMPLEX CRIMINAL MIND.
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 ice-pick lobotomies on his victims. A brilliant cancer researcher, Bishop is either the most cunning psychopath Evelyn has ever encountered—or he is wrongly convicted.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CRIMINAL CAN SEE INTO HER OWN?
When a new ice-pick fatality occurs, it seems Bishop really was wrongly convicted. Except...Evelyn has a personal connection to the victim and that suggests the killer may be someone from her own past: Jasper Moore, her high school boyfriend who tortured her and left her for dead when she was only sixteen. Jasper also murdered three of her friends—and was never caught. Is he trying to send a message with this copycat crime? The only thing Evelyn knows for sure is that if Jasper is on her trail, she might not be able to escape again . . .
So much Intensity!
Another amazing installment to the Evelyn Talbot series! The writing is so spot on that I swear I was shivering from the cold of Alaska in the heat of a Texas summer. Thank goodness for the romance breaks, otherwise this would be so intense that I would have to sleep with the lights on for a while. I think the intensity comes not only from the location setting but also from the idea that these characters are really every day people. The bad guys, while yes they are bad, they still functioned in regular life before they were caught and this book reminds us that you just never know what is going on in the mind of the person sitting next to you in a restaurant, on a train or plane or just walking by you on the street. I can't wait for the next book since this series just keeps getting better and better!
Another stellar read!!!
This stellar novel is the second in the Dr. Evelyn Talbot series and it features Dr. Evelyn Talbot and Sergeant Benjamin "Amarok" Murphy. I'm not really into suspense novels but this one has a thread of romance running through it and it is a series by an amazing contemporary romance author that I adore. I figured I would give it a try and I'm so glad I did! As I started reading I immediately got sucked into the story line and let me just say that the way it's put together is perfection! The characters, the build up, the plot twists and even the end we're fan-freaking-tastic. Several times, while reading, I felt myself inhaling deeply at what was happening but none more so than a little more than halfway into this book. It was SHOCKING!
Brenda Novak, you are as fabulously talented at writing romantic suspense as you are at writing contemporary romance. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book.
Tense and exciting
The mind of a psychopath and the variety of methods used to carry out end goals is mind blowing. From just plain evil, merciless, and limitless killings to the long term and gradual manipulation of victims through much pain and suffering, psychopaths are unpredictable. Evelyn has been working with other professionals at the prison she helped create, Hanover House, to study what makes a psychopath tick and attempts to solve the mystery of why they do what they do. It is pretty much uncomprehending. Evelyn's boyfriend, Amarok, who works with the Hilltop, Alaska police, tries to kee her safe. But with each working separately in this remote and freezing cold town where cellphone service is unavailable, Amarok can't always be in contact with her. They do get to meet up at Hanover House, at the Moosehead for food and drinks, and at home. I can actually breathe normally when they are together and welcome the mind break. This book has multiple psychopaths at work. Stopping them from causing harm is especially tough, as you never know when a coworker or acquaintance is one of them - normalcy covers their true character. Jasper is a constant in this series and has been trying to get her for over 20 years. Others end up wanting her to become their victim, too. This book is tense, fast moving, full of action, and scary. I want the killings and torture to end. Well-written and researched, I look forward to the next book in this series, but need some lighter reads first.