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Blind Spot

Blind Spot, September 2019
Dr. Evelyn Talbot #4
by Brenda Novak

St. Martin's Paperbacks
400 pages
ISBN: 1250076595
EAN: 9781250076595
Kindle: B07NCW9T13
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Amarok's hatred for Hanover House just became very personal."

Fresh Fiction Review

Blind Spot
Brenda Novak

Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted August 15, 2019

Romance Suspense

Well, talk about a mistaken sense of security. Just when you thought it's okay to let down your guard a situation causes a quick unexpected one-hundred-and-eighty-degree turn for the worse. For Evelyn Talbot, her world finally seemed to be on a calm and somewhat normal trajectory aiming for happiness and contentment. And if there ever was someone who deserved it Evelyn does. Since she was a teenager, Evelyn has gallantly strived for normalcy after surviving a terror-ridden attack. But Brenda Novak obviously had other ideas.

In BLIND SPOT, Brenda Novak pulls the rug right out from under our feet. Evelyn Talbot manages Hanover House, a prison housing psychopaths. These psychopaths are her subjects and her enemies. Evelyn wants to find out just what drives someone to perform acts of violence that candidly make them more animal than human. That’s her goal and she is driven. These subjects are a scary bunch of serial tormentors and killers. Hanover House was designed with this unique selected population of prisoners.

BLIND SPOT is the fourth installment of the Dr. Evelyn Talbot series and it takes this series to whole other dimension. Evelyn has finally entered into a personal relationship with Sergeant Amarok who has been very vocal about housing these demons in his small town in Alaska. They are in the midst of actually planning their wedding, and they are going to be parents. Yes, Brenda Novak decided to throw still another wrench in the works - Evelyn is pregnant and now her life and that of her unborn child is in danger at the hands of a kidnapper. Not just any kidnapper. This had been very carefully planned by someone truly intelligent and charismatic. Someone we all thought was dutifully under lock and key – mentally and physically in no condition to ever be a threat. Well, we obviously were wrong. Ah ha. We learn quickly just who planned this kidnapping and now we have to sit back and watch Amarok et al figure it out.

Time passes very quickly in BLIND SPOT. You can’t turn the pages quick enough and the suspense builds rapidly. Fans of Hanover House have become quite fond of Evelyn and Amarok. We are also well acquainted with two of the most frightening of Evelyn’s subjects - Jasper Moore and Lyman Bishop - both of whom play quite a role in BLIND SPOT. Time is definitely working against Amarok. But he is following clues from some much-unexpected sources. Hopefully, time will tell. BLIND SPOT is an excellent addition to an already well- crafted series designed to scare and creep you out. Brenda Novak eerie imagination has created some diabolically evil characters for the Hanover House. This is book number four and you can’t help recollecting all the prisoners we have met. Luckily just on the pages of the Hanover House series.

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New York Times bestseller Brenda Novak's Evelyn Talbot series returns, with a heavily pregnant Evelyn being held hostage.


With her tortured past finally behind her—and her tormentor behind bars—Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist who studies psychopaths at Hanover House, is looking forward to the future. She's about to have a baby and marry her longtime love, Amarok, the only police presence in the tiny town of Hilltop, Alaska. But only weeks before the wedding, she's snatched from her own driveway. Terrified and confused, she can only guess at who's taken her captive...and why.


Struggling to survive in a tiny, airless cell, Evelyn knows that Amarok will rely on his instincts—and his knowledge of the psychopaths she's studied—to find her. But she also knows he won't have much to go on, a point that becomes even more alarming when her captor reveals a clue to the mastermind behind her abduction. Not only does she know him, she knows he has a particularly gruesome method of disabling his victims. So unless she manages to escape, neither she nor her baby will survive this new nightmare …

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