OMENS: A Cainsville Novel by Kelley Armstrong


If you wish to live and thrive, Let the spider stay alive.

Published: August 20th 2013 by Dutton Adult

Series: Cainsville Series #1

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

First I would like to thank Kelley’s publisher for sending me a copy of her book!  This book is not thin, yet I read this book so fast the pages were hot!  I wasn’t sure what to expect for Kelley Armstrong.  I have not read any of her other popular books.  What first drew me to the book was the cover, very mysterious.  Then I read the synopsis and was bound to read this book as soon as I could get my hands on it.

Olivia Taylor-Jones has the prefect life.  She is an only child who has been brought up by  a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.   Perfect right?  Until one day her whole life becomes nothing but a tail-spin into the unimaginable.  Olivia finds out she is adopted.  Not only that, but her real parents are Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence.  Now let’s stop right here for a moment.  I can relate to this story somewhat.  I too am adopted, but fortunately my birth parents are NOT serial killers.  The news gets out that Olivia is the daughter of Todd and Pamela, causing an uproar of unwanted media and attention she doesn’t want.  What does Olivia do with this new information about her self?  She decides she is going to find out the truth about the Larsen’s.  But first she needs to get away from it all so she can concentrate on her mission and she ends up in a small town called Cainsville, Illinois, an old  community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.  This is where the story takes an unexpected turn.

Olivia teams up with her birth mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.   I am so ready to continue on to the next book (which isn’t out yet) to find out if her parents are really innocent and what in the world is going on in the town of Cainsville and what Olivia Taylor-Jones has to do with it.

A highly recommended read!  I loved all of the omen rhymes as well!  You will NOT be disappointed!!

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