Welcome to Hanover House….
Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the antisocial 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...
Hard to get into in the beginning but was hard to put down after that. She sure puts herself in dangerous situations.
This prequel to Her Darkest Nightmare is a novella that I recommend you read in one day. It is psychologically as well as literally frightening. I started reading it but had to switch to other books and go back to it. I ended up starting over and read the whole thing in one day. Evelyn's career as a psychiatrist was as a result of having been kidnapped by her high school boyfriend, Jasper, and was brutally abused and left for dead before her escape. He is still missing after 20 years. Evelyn became fascinated by the minds of serial killers and initiates a program in Hilltop, Alaska, population 500, where a facility is being built for the study of psychopathic murderers. Well researched, this prequel grabs you on page one and doesn't let go until the end. I can't wait until Her Darkest Nightmare is published in September 2016.
A Gripping Page Turner
This story was a gripping page turner with plenty of twists and turns, that I could not put down from the beginning.
Evelyn, a psychiatrist for criminally insane, lives her life in constant fear. She went through a brutally torture in her teenage years and the person is still on the loose. She has never trusted another man, until now. But is it to late, to let her guard down. Has he finally found her again to finish his job.
I can not wait to read the rest of this series.