Book Review Of “Face Off” By Brenda Novak @Brenda_Novak
Tortured and left for dead at sixteen, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work—studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world’s most vicious serial killers. Now a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her—until a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, and every clue points to the man who once brutalized her…
As her boyfriend, who is the area’s only police, begins to investigate—and finds not one but two bodies—Evelyn can’t forget that her would-be killer, Jasper Moore, was never caught. But there are no new faces in tiny Hilltop, no one who seems suspicious or potentially violent. In this twisted game of cat and mouse, Evelyn is certain of only one thing—Jasper must be hiding in plain sight. And if she can’t find him before he comes for her, she won’t be lucky enough to survive twice… (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Brenda Novak and her PR team for gifting me an E-Arc of her newest book. All opinions are my own.
Full Disclosure, when I was approached about reviewing this book, I missed the fact it was the third book in the series, and I haven’t read the first two. So, with that being send, my review will be short, as to not spoil anything for future readers. I feel like this one was suitable enough to be read as a Standalone, but would probably be much, much better when read in order. I imagine the pieces of the puzzle will fit together much easier. This is my first Brenda Novak book, and I am really impressed with her writing style. I did enjoy this book a lot, and probably would enjoy the first two as well, I get that impression at least. I liked that there was enough back story, to not let the reader get confused or lost. So if you’re like me, you can read this one, and still really enjoy it. It was a great mix of thriller, suspense, violence, and high emotions. I really liked it.