Her Darkest Nightmare is the beginning of a new series by Brenda Novak called The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles. I enjoyed this novel because it blends intrigue and romance seamlessly. I also liked that it is the beginning of a series, so we can journey with the main character in healing what she has long ignored about her past. It starts out with a sixteen-year-old Evelyn being kidnapped and tortured by her boyfriend, Jasper. The book then fast-forwards to a thirty-year-old Evelyn who is living in Alaska and and working at Hanover House, a maximum-security facility housing the most criminally insane that America has to offer. Hanover house is Evelyn’s own brain-child so she can work with psychopaths to possibly figure out why Jasper did what he did all of those years ago, and maybe stop a future killer from harming another innocent person. Then, a Hanover House worker turns up brutally murdered and Evelyn must work with the town sheriff to find out who the killer is and face her past in ways she never imagined.

Richelle B.