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13 October 2016

Don’t Listen Alone… Brenda Novak’s Her Darkest Nightmare

Alex shares why she’ll be sleeping with the lights on this October… Brenda Novak’s Her Darkest Nightmare audiobook!

I hit a listening dry spell this summer and wanted something short and thrilling to fill the empty space. I stumbled onto the Hanover House audiobook and it checked both of those boxes. It’s a prequel for Brenda Novak’s newest series, but I highly recommend it because it sets the stage so well and left me primed to listen to the topic of today’s post, Her Darkest Nightmare.

Evelyn Talbot is a psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, specifically the psychopath’s. But more than any of her esteemed colleagues, Evelyn’s passion and drive—her desperate need for understanding—is personal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned, tortured her and left her for dead. Now Evelyn is the driving force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community… even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.

Besides the constant threat of Jasper returning to finish what he started when she was sixteen, Evelyn is facing violence that she could never have imagined in the small town of Hill Top. She’s in a struggle to overcome her darkest fears, keep the job she’s worked so hard for and come to terms with the emotions that Sergeant Amarok makes her feel. The toughest question she has to face is whether or not the danger lurks outside of the prison walls or if it’s coming from within.

Therese Plummer narrates the series, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Therese does a terrific job voicing a strong, independent woman who has a deeply scarred, vulnerable side, as well as the voice of the hunky state trooper. Her Darkest Nightmare will leave listeners in a vague state of anxiety whether they’re listening or not, and the climactic ending will make them want to close their eyes and hug themselves until it’s all over.

Remember to keep breathing, and don’t listen alone at night.

Listen to an excerpt of Brenda Novak’s Her Darkest Nightmare audiobook, read by Therese Plummer:

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