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Hello Again by Brenda Novak

Hello Again (Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novels) - Brenda Novak

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I had a really good time with this book. I actually liked this book a lot more than the previous installment and am really glad that I decided to continue with the series. I thought that this book was very exciting and found myself wanting to keep reading for hours at a time just to find out how things would work out.

This is the second full length book in the Evelyn Talbot series and I do recommend reading this series in order since some parts of the story build on events from previous books. Evelyn is continuing her work at Hanover House and has a new psychopath to work with, Lyman Bishop or the Zombie Maker. Lyman is incredibly intelligent and somewhat challenging. Of course, there are other things going on around Evelyn as well so things are always interesting.

I really liked the complexity of the mystery in this book. I wasn't quite sure what I should think about certain events until something else that was connected occurred and everything fell into place. The way things were laid out really kept my interest level high. I thought that the fact that there were several interconnected threads also kept things rather exciting and there were quite a few surprises worked into the story. The relationship between Evelyn and Amarok does have a few developments but I thought that the story was much more balanced with the romantic aspect adding to the story and character development.

I thought that Therese Plummer did a great job with this book. I really enjoyed the pacing of her reading and she has a very pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. She was able to handle a fairly large cast of characters very well with distinct voices for each of the key players. I thought the she added a lot of emotion to the story and made some of the intense scenes even more exciting.

I would recommend this book to others. The series is really exciting and filled with wonderful characters. I can't wait to read more of this series so I can find out what is next for Evelyn Talbot.

I received a digital review copy of this book from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley and purchased a copy of the book from Audible.

Initial Thoughts
I enjoyed this one a lot more than the previous book in the series. I am so glad that I didn't give up on the series. It seemed that the focus of the book stayed more on the mystery of the serial killers than on romance. Evelyn and Amarok seem a lot more solid together and I never felt like their relationship took over the entire plot although things did move along in that area. I found Dr. Lyman Bishop to be a very interesting character and I loved how the mystery surrounding him kept me guessing. This was definitely a book filled with excitement. Therese Plummer did an excellent job with the narration.