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Blind Spot

(The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #4)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  979 ratings  ·  224 reviews
New York Times bestseller Brenda Novak's Evelyn Talbot series returns, with a heavily pregnant Evelyn being held hostage.

With Jasper Moore, the privileged boy who attacked her when she was only sixteen, finally caught and in prison, Dr. Evelyn Talbot, founder and head psychiatrist at Hanover House (a prison/research facility for psychopaths in remote Alaska), believes she
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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This series has a continuing story arc and I recommend you read the books in order for maximum enjoyment.

Who knew that after the end of the last book Evelyn would face more perils? With Jasper safely stashed away, I thought Dr. Evelyn Talbot, head psychiatrist at Hanover House, the maximum security prison in Alaska, could finally relax and devote her time to researching serial killers at this facility she designed and developed for this purpose. When she’s abducted as she arrives home (this is
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Blind Spot is a fast-paced and very suspenseful addition to The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles. It picks up directly where the previous book left off, and the race against the clock starts. Evelyn is kidnapped and Amarok doesn't know where to start with his search. This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The author did an incredible job in making the reader feel the urgency of the situation. The multiple POVs was great and
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
I'm such a fan of The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles series! The previous three books were dark, compelling suspense at its best, setting the bar high. In Blind Spot, book 4, we find Dr. Evelyn Talbot once again in dire danger - kidnapped by an old enemy. The story unfolds with Amarock fighting the clock to find her - without a clue where to start searching. I wanted to love this one as much as the previous books, but it just fell short for me. I think partially because of the repetitive theme of ...more
Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th book in the series featuring psychiatrist Dr. Evelyn Talbot. Although not quite as suspenseful as the previous ones, it was fast-paced and dramatic as Amarok (Sergeant Benjamin Murphy) races against time to find the kidnapped Evelyn. Since Evelyn is a captive for almost the entire book, the nature and scope of her work at Hanover House was absent. No new demons were introduced, and it seems Evelyn's story has come full circle, so I can imagine that this might serve as the ...more
Robin Loves Reading
Dr. Evelyn Talbot, psychiatrist and founder of Hanover House, can finally breathe and live her life to the fullest. When Evelyn was sixteen, Jasper Moore kidnapped her and nearly killed her after viciously tormenting her. It has taken years, with Jasper close on her tail, and managing to finally grab her, but Jasper has finally been caught and is in prison. Although Evelyn works with the psychopaths who are in her facility, she finally feels safe. Evelyn is now engaged to Alaska State Trooper ...more
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, series-read
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I've always really enjoyed the books of Brenda Novak. Her world building and characters are well written and inspired my emotions. This Evelyn Talbot Chronicles series is a bit of a different genre. It's more mystery and suspense than romance. Evelyn does develop a romantic relationship over the series. I would read the series
Sheila Melo
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
FINAL DECISION: This book is really a coda wrap up of the series after the resolution of the Jasper story line. I liked this one but it was my least favorite of the series because I missed the Evelyn and Amarok relationship here.

THE STORY: Evelyn and Amarok finally look to have their happy ending. Preparing for the birth of their child and their upcoming marriage, the two believe that with the incarceration of Jasper, the serial killer who has stalked Evelyn for years, they can relax. Just at
Melissa Borsey
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This has been one of the best series I have ever read. All of the books have been very fast paced and suspenseful with a wonderful love story developing between Evelyn and Amarok. In this book, Evelyn is Pregnant and getting ready for her wedding with Amarok, an Alaska State Trooper and the love of her life. Then Evelyn is kidnapped. With no clues and very little help Amarok needs to work around the clock if he is to find Evelyn. Highly recommend!
Diane Saul
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jasper Moore, who had been tormenting Evelyn for years is finally where he belongs, behind bars. But just when Evelyn and Amorak are staring to feel safe, and looking forward to a normal life, Evelyn is kidnapped. Amorak has to find her before it’s too late.

This was part of a series but it could stand alone, although there are ties to a previous book in the series. The identity of the kidnapper will surprise you. Thank you to net galley for an advanced readers copy.
Danielle Urban
Aug 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Blind Spot by Brenda Novak is the new journey in the Dr. Talbot series. I was so excited for this read. The plot held a promising story. However, it did not come out as marvelous as the previous books. This one had many issues. One being that a pregnant woman working a top notch scary criminal prison should have been more guarded. But it appears not so. Second, the fact that Jasper is still unknown to Evelyn Talbot is frightening! Hello, no serial killer in real life would have that much ...more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Blind Spot was a nail-biting thriller that had my emotions all over the place–and frantically reading through the pages to get to the conclusion. And what an incredibly moving yet explosive ending it was for what it sounds like could be the final book in the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles!

It’s true that I’m a *huge* fan of Brenda Novak’s work. I do also love a good psychological thriller. So this series has been a dream for me, with the
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blind Spot is the fourth book in The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles by Brenda Novak. As you know, the story follows Evelyn Talbot the founder and head psychiatrist of the Hanover House, but the story contains the point of views of other people as well. It's not a stand-alone novel and I will advise you to read the previous books first for a better understanding of the story.

If you have read my review for the previous book, you will know that I was hoping that the series would end soon, because I was
Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
Oh, I have never read a Brenda Novak book that I didnt love. And this one is no exception. My only regret is that I finished it and I want more. I love the Dr Evelyn Talbot series and salivate until the next one is out.

The continuous story of Evelyn and the serial killer, Jaspar Moore, finds him finally in prison, in Hanover House where Evelyn is head psychiatrist. But when she goes missing and Jaspar is still behind bars, her plans to marry Amorak who is also the police is put on hold. Now
Margaret Yelton
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blind Spot is the 4th book in the Evelyn Talbot series, this is my favorite series of all her books. I love thrillers and this series has certainly kept me reading. This book continues where the last book left off, it was action packed and dramatic as Amarillo searches desperately for Evelyn whom has been kidnapped. Even being as pregnant as she is, she is determined to escape from her kidnapper. As always these books are pretty intense, and it is very hard to put them down. I certainly would ...more
Vikki Vaught
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing! Full review to follow
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review.

I absolutely have loved every single book in this series (including the prequel novella) and this one did NOT disappoint! The only real negative thing I would say about this book is I was LITERALLY on pins and needles the entire time and it just made me anxious....and I could not put the book down! Otherwise, another amazing novel that does not disappoint.

Our saga of Evelyn Talbot begins around 7-8 months after
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! I loved the mystery, it was pretty tense, and yeah, really excellent book! Don't know if the series is done or not, I don't think there's any loose threads, but there could be more mysteries!
Marie Christensen
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent... I didn’t want to finish it,because it’s the ending of a great series! I’m hoping Brenda changes her mind & has more to come! She’s definitely my favorite author & if you haven’t read any of her books,do yourself a favor & do so ;)
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blind Spot

Very good read. Brenda Novak never disappoints. I hope there is more to this series. I think just about everyone will enjoy it.
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
If you've read the first three books, don't feel obligated to read BLIND SPOT. There's nothing really new unless an incident in the prison and new developments with Brianne - Evelyn's sister - lead to further instalments, otherwise the incident at the prison was a waste of time. I had adored the first two books: they were realistic, exciting, informative, and filled with emotions and tension; total page-turners. While the third book was very good, I didn't feel it was as thrilling and, ...more
Erin Remen
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another intense and nerve-wracking installment in the Evelyn Talbot series is in my hands, and I devoured it in hours. Amarok races as against time itself, to save the woman he loves and their unborn child from unknown horrors, with no leads and an unforgiving country with unlimited hiding places. Pushing himself beyond exhaustion and defeatism he does everything in his power to find her. Evelyn has never been one to go down without a fight, especially to protect her unborn daughter, so thata ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This finale to the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles was phenomenal. Scary and fast moving, I loved this thrilling book. As the point of view changes from both the good guys and the bad, you know what is happening at all times. The challenges Amarok and all those searching for Evelyn face seem impossible. And Evelyn needs to fight to save herself and the baby growing inside of her while imprisoned. As you are left with cliffhangers between sections, it was nearly impossible to put down. There were no ...more
Donna Hines
Oct 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Fight or flight mode is not how life should be lived!
For Evelyn she thought she put her past far behind when Jasper, the young man who attacked her was finally caught and placed in prison.
Unfortunately, she let her guard down too soon and never suspected she'd be kidnapped and tortured living in a world of hell especially not when she was pregnant.
Her boyfriend and fiancee Amarok does everything he can to find her and bring her home safely. He has a secret weapon as he has background experience
Cheryl Riecke
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In my reviews for suspense books I don’t like to discuss plots so I don’t give anything away.

This is the fourth and I believe final book in the Evelyn Talbot series.

From start to finish, Amarok is searching for his missing wife, Evelyn.

Great detective work on his part as he had great territory and several suspects to check on.

I really liked what happened to several people and how the citizens of Hilltop Alaska came together to form search parties.

As usual the book is well written, not to scare
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the last book at least for awhile in the Evelyn Talbot series, it is one of Brenda Novaks best, it brings an ending to the series that is one of my favorites, I will do no spoilers, I loved this book, it's edge of your seat nail biting good, Dr Evelyn Talbot is a forensic psychiatrist that studies serial killers at a prison in Alaska that houses psychopaths from all over the country, she was 16 when her boyfriend killed her best friends and tried to kill her, she has been trying to ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yet again Miss Brenda had me hooked from page one. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. This is absolutely one of my favorite book series and I'm happy and sad at the same time. Happy that Evelyn and Amarok finally got their much deserved HEA, but sad that the series is over. I'm so excited to hear that there's going to be a movie based on this series. Brenda Novak is definitely one of my favorite authors!!!
Linda Joplin
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved the Evelyn Talbot series by Brenda Novak.

It's been a long road for Dr. Evelyn Talbot and her fiance, Amarok. Evelyn is pregnant and they are ready to settle down. But someone kidnaps her in broad daylight, and the race is on for Amarok to find her.

I won't go into a lot of details as I don't want to spoil this for anyone. But I would recommend that if you haven't read any of the other books in the series that you start at the beginning.

Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blind Spot is Book 4 in the Dr. Evelyn Talbot series by Brenda Novak. While I wouldn't say reading these books in order is required, it will certainly help the reader become more involved knowing Evelyn's history with Jasper and Lyman from earlier stories.

Wowza! Talk about an intense, edge of your seat, nail-biting, thrill ride. I can honestly say Ms. Novak is the only author who can actually make me want to feel sorry (well almost! anyway) for a serial killer. This fast-paced novel drew me in
Barbie Sutherland
Just wow kept me wanting to read and not stop
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