In the second book in bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's exciting new Cainsville series, Olivia's newly discovered power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her hometown.
Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong's Cainsville series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.
Their success, however, is short lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel's past mistakes come to light, creating a rift between them just when she needs his help the most.
Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia's certain it's another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman with a connection to Cainsville went missing just days earlier--the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has Olivia's new home played in this disturbing murder?
Olivia's effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don't want revealed.
In bestseller Armstrong's engrossing sequel to 2013's Omens, plucky Olivia Taylor-Jones, who has recently discovered that her biological parents are serial killers, moves to Cainsville, a small town near Chicago, where she begins work as an investigative assistant to Gabriel Walsh, her mother's former lawyer. Olivia, who can read omens and has multiple visions of red poppies and black dogs, is shocked when she discovers a body in her car dressed to resemble her. As Olivia tries to identify the corpse, which disappears before anyone else sees it, as well as figure out the reason for the murder and the meaning of her strange visions, she uncovers some dark secrets about the citizens of the seemingly idyllic town. The three men in her life add to the intrigue: James Morgan, her ex-fianc ; Ricky Gallagher, whose father heads a powerful biker club; and Gabriel, who has a troubled past. The chilling ending leaves just enough unresolved to hook readers for the next installment.
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Knocked it out of the park again!
As with book 1, I was immediately engrossed I the lives of the Cainsville residents and the secrets and mysteries they hold. What a terrific read! Can't wait to get back to Cainsville.