Hello Again: The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Book #2 by Brenda Novak has an expected publication of October 3rd 2017 by St. Martin’s Press and is a romantic suspense thriller. 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 . . .
About the author: BRENDA NOVAK and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children-three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fund-raiser for diabetes research. Brenda’s novels have made The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including three Rita nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Award.
My thoughts: Hello Again is the second book in the The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Book Series. Novak has really out done herself with this amazingly romantic suspense thriller. While reading this book, I could tell that a lot of research into criminology because of the creatively graceful way the murders were described without being too graphic or disgusting. This book is very suspenseful and kept me up at night not only to read but because of the fear that was caused from this book. I had to double check to see if all the doors were locked! Normally books do not get to me like that but the shear brilliance in the writing made this book seem very real and life like. This book will not be easily forgotten. Novak also gives you the backstory into Evelyn’s past recounting and showing us glimpses of what could be in store for her future. This makes me excited for the next book. Overall, an amazingly terrifyingly suspenseful novel with a hint of romance that makes for a must read. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **