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Novak, Brenda

Works: 284 works in 1,159 publications in 9 languages and 36,609 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3614.O926, 813.6
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Publications about Brenda Novak
Publications by Brenda Novak
Most widely held works by Brenda Novak
The secret sister by Brenda Novak( Book )
12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. Upon finding a box of old photographs, Maisey and her brother Keith begin to uncover distant memories of a little girl who they believe was their sister. Their mother claims there was no sister, but Maisey is convinced there was. So where is she now?
The perfect murder by Brenda Novak( Book )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
"For more than a year, Sebastian Costas has been trying to unravel the truth behind the murder of his ex-wife and son. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, he's convinced that her second husband--a cop--committed both murders, then faked his own death. Now Sebastian has followed the slimmest of leads to Sacramento ... and that's where he finally gets the break he needs. Jane Burke, an investigator with The Last Stand, calls him in connection with a separate crime--a crime that could lead him straight to the man he's been looking for. Once married to a serial killer, Jane has spent the past five years rebuilding her life. And with Sebastian she finally has a chance at happiness. But the man they're after is after them, too. For him this has become a personal battle, one he's determined to win. Whatever it takes ..."--Page 4 of cover
The secrets she kept by Brenda Novak( Book )
13 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 libraries worldwide
"The rich and powerful Josephine Lazarow, matriarch of Fairham Island, is dead. The police say it's suicide, but Keith, her estranged son, doesn't believe it. Keith bears scars, both physical and emotional, from his childhood, but he's worked hard to overcome the past. After walking away from his mother and her controlling ways five years ago, he's built a new life in LA. He's also accumulated a fortune of his own. But as soon as he learns of his mother's death, he returns to Fairham. He feels he owes it to his grandfather to put the family empire together again, and he's determined to find his mother's killer..."--Page 4 of cover
Trust me by Brenda Novak( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 928 libraries worldwide
After a rapist attacks her in her home, Skye Kellerman and Sacramento detective David Willis help put him in prison. But when her would-be rapist is back out on the street and begins threatening Skye, David must protect her at any cost
The perfect couple by Brenda Novak( Book )
27 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 917 libraries worldwide
When Zoe Duncan's thirteen-year-old daughter goes missing from her own backyard, the police think Samantha ran away because she's unhappy about her mother's upcoming marriage, but Zoe doesn't believe it. In fact, she's will to do anything to bring Sam home, even if it means losing her job, her beautiful home, her fiancé. Even if it means divulging all her secrets to a private investigator. Jonathan Stivers is a P.I. who donated his time to The Last Stand, a victim's charity in Sacramento. He's good at what he does, the best. But never has he had fewer leads to work with, or been more attracted to a client. Jonathan's sure of only one thing: Sam was taken by someone close to the family. He doesn't know how close until he realizes that the 'perfect' couple next door is anything but
White heat by Brenda Novak( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 909 libraries worldwide
"A dangerous cult has recently taken over the desert ghost town of Paradise, Arizona. Members worship at the feet--and in the bed--of its charismatic leader, Ethan Wycliff, and obey his orders blindly. They've already tried to murder one woman and they're implicated in the disappearance of another. Nate Ferrentino, who works for private security contractor Department 6, has been assigned to infiltrate this group. It's a challenge he welcomes--until he learns that colleague Rachel Jessop will be going undercover with him. Thanks to their shared history, he'd much rather go alone ... The problem is, only married couples can participate in cult rituals. So, like it or not--and they don't--Rachel and Nate must pretend to be husband and wife. There's no choice. Because if Wycliff isn't exposed, if he isn't stopped, more people will die. And Rachel might be one of them."--Page 4 of cover
When lightning strikes by Brenda Novak( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Desperate to save her PR firm, which has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, Gail DeMarco agrees to pose as high-profile actor Simon O'Neal's wife so that he can get custody of his son
When snow falls by Brenda Novak( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own, and for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she's troubled by early memories of a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn't her mother. Cheyenne has repeatedly asked, but no one is talking. She's set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won't be easy
The perfect liar by Brenda Novak( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 842 libraries worldwide
Supposed rape victim Kalyna Harter seeks help from victim's rights advocate Ava Bixby in prosecuting Air Force captain Luke Trussell. Then Ava realizes that Luke is being set up and things are a lot more dangerous, especially since the mentally unbalanced Kalyna is not about to let Luke off the hook. The romance that develops between Luke and Ava adds to the threat
Body heat by Brenda Novak( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 798 libraries worldwide
"The heat is on ... Twelve people have been shot at point-blank range and left to rot in the desert sun. It's Sophia St. Claire's job to do something about it. She's Bordertown, Arizona's new chief of police--and she's out of her depth. Help arrives in the form of Department 6 hired gun Roderick Guerrero. As far as Sophia's concerned, his involvement only makes things worse. Maybe he's managed to turn his life around. And maybe he's a good investigator. But as the bastard son of a wealthy local rancher, he has a history he can't get past. A history that includes her ..."--Page 4 of cover
Killer heat by Brenda Novak( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 796 libraries worldwide
When he is hired to assist in solving the murders of seven women, Jonah Young, a private security operative from Department 6, finds his assignment complicated by his new partner, Francesca Moretti, whom he betrayed ten years ago
Watch me by Brenda Novak( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 795 libraries worldwide
Twelve years have passed since teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were shot by an unknown assailant in Whiterock, Tennessee. Sheridan survived, but the shooter was never captured. Now, a new development in the case brings Sheridan back to Whiterock, but someone doesn't want her to come home
Her darkest nightmare by Brenda Novak( Book )
11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned and tortured her--and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the 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 contradicts everything he believes
In close by Brenda Novak( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 762 libraries worldwide
When her husband dies in a freak accident after launching his own investigation into her mother's strange disappearance fifteen years earlier, Claire O'Toole will stop at nothing to find the truth even though someone in Pineview, Montana is prepared to kill to keep her from finding the answers
Stop me by Brenda Novak( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Profiler Jasmine Stratford is determined to track down the man who kidnapped her sister sixteen years ago, and she joins forces with Romain Fornier, an ex-cop whose daughter may have been kidnapped and murdered by the same man
Inside by Brenda Novak( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 739 libraries worldwide
Released from prison after serving fourteen years for a murder he didn't commit, Virgil Skinner, to keep his family safe, agrees to help the California Department of Corrections stop a gang from taking over the state's most notorious supermax with the help of Chief Deputy Warden Peyton Adams
This heart of mine by Brenda Novak( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Unable to prove her innocence, Phoenix Fuller was sent to prison for running down a romantic rival. Now, after serving her 17-year sentence, Phoenix wants to return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son, Jacob. But Jacob's father, Riley, isn't exactly welcoming
In seconds by Brenda Novak( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
"In the whole state of Montana, there's nowhere to hide. Laurel Hodges has changed her identity twice. She's been on the run for the past four years, trying to outdistance the men who blame her for the death of one of their own. She's finally found the peace and stability she needs, for herself and her two children, in the small town of Pineview, Montana. But just when she thinks they're safe-- the nightmare starts all over again. The Crew, a ruthless prison gang with ties to Laurel's brother, will never forget and they'll never forgive. And now that they've finally found her again, they'll stop at nothing. It could all end in seconds. Only Sheriff Myles King stands between Laurel and the men who want her dead"--Author's web site
Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 606 libraries worldwide
"Adelaide Davies, who's been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She's there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like Mom's. But Adelaide isn't happy to be back. There are too many people here she'd rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago. Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she's wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible-- men now-- are punished. But she can't, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it's better to pretend. Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love."--Page 4 of cover
Brenda Novak : Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisboa, Agosto-Setembro, 1989 by Brenda Novak( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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