“Hanover House” by Brenda Novak


Thanks to the Author, Brenda Novak, for providing me with a free copy of this book via NetGalley.

Okay, I admit that Investigation Discovery is my favorite TV channel. I love true crime books and great crime fiction. I had really, really high hopes for this book. Sadly, they didn’t pan out. Reading previous reviews, I had come to expect some really heavy, psychologically thrilling content complete with gruesome details. The reality is that this is a very sickeningly-sweet romance-heavy novella about a woman who is kidnapped and tortured by her teenage boyfriend many years ago. (She is now 36.) She becomes a psychiatrist but is so haunted by her past that she has not had ONE intimate relationship since the incident. She is now moving to Alaska to study psychopaths at Hanover House, a unique facility built to study the worst criminals in the U.S. She meets a handsome Alaska State Trooper who, predictably, becomes her love interest inspiring her to consider a normal relationship. Unfortunately, the ex-boyfriend had never been captured and you can guess where this is going…

While I’m grateful for the opportunity that I had to review this book, it was just not for me.

My rating: 2 stars