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Novak, Brenda

Works: 198 works in 661 publications in 2 languages and 25,126 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Love stories  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Classifications: PS3614.O926, 813.6
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Publications about Brenda Novak
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The perfect murder by Brenda Novak( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,186 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..."--p. [4] of cover
In close by Brenda Novak( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Claire O'Toole's mother, Alana, went missing fifteen years ago. That was big news in Pineview, Montana, the kind of town where nothing ever happens. Then last year, Claire's husband David died in a freak accident - after launching his own investigation into Alana's disappearance. Is Alana dead? Or did she simply abandon her husband and daughters? Claire is determined to find out - and her former boyfriend, Isaac Morgan, wants to help. Together, Claire and Isaac hunt for answers. But someone's prepared to kill so those answers won't be found
Trust me by Brenda Novak( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,111 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 )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,088 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 )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,066 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."--P. [4] of cover
The perfect liar by Brenda Novak( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 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
When lightning strikes by Brenda Novak( Book )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 993 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
Body heat by Brenda Novak( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 961 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..."--P. [4] of cover
Killer heat by Brenda Novak( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 953 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
Inside by Brenda Novak( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 948 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
When snow falls by Brenda Novak( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 944 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. She's grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she's troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn't her mother. Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren't talking. Cheyenne is set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won't be easy. Things get even more complicated when her closest friend is attracted to the man Cheyenne has secretly loved for years. For Eve's sake, she decides to step aside{u2014}which lands her right in the arms of Dylan Amos, oldest and baddest of the hell-raising Amos brothers. He's the kind of guy she's sworn to avoid. She can't afford to make a mistake, not when she finally has a chance to learn who she really is and change her life for the better. But{u2026}maybe there's more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake
Watch me by Brenda Novak( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 934 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
Stop me by Brenda Novak( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 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
In seconds by Brenda Novak( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 865 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
Dead silence by Brenda Novak( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Grace Montgomery, unable to forget a horrible tragedy that occurred thirteen years ago, returns home to confront her family and falls for widower Kennedy Archer, who puts his political ambitions in jeopardy--and his life in danger--when he pursues a relationship with her
When summer comes by Brenda Novak( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
After learning that she needs a liver transplant and that her time may be limited, Callie Vanetta decides to move out to her late grandparents' farm, which hasn't worked in years. Callie fears that making the farm operational may be too much work; but things look up when a handsome, mysterious stranger offers to trade work for shelter. What initially seemed like an ideal temporary situation begins to look more permanent, and Callie has to try and keep from losing her heart to her housemate
Dead Right by Brenda Novak( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 libraries worldwide
Twenty years after her father mysteriously vanished, the discovery of his long-lost car and evidence of murder drive Madeline Barker to hire private detective Hunter Solozano to uncover the truth about a case that someone in the town of Stillwater, Mississippi, will do anything to hide forever
Every waking moment by Brenda Novak( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
But despite the torment at the loss of his own son, Preston Holman isn't cruel enough to abandon a woman and child in need...especially if they are the only people who can help save him from himself
Dead giveaway by Brenda Novak( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Upon her return home to Stillwater, Mississippi, cold-case detective Allie McCormick is immersed in a nineteen-year-old mystery involving the disappearance of Reverend Lee Barker when his son Clay, believed to be a cold-blooded murderer, reveals a shocking secret that changes everything
Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 676 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."-- P. [4] of cover
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