#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong introduces the first chilling novel in the Cainsville series.
Olivia Taylor-Jones is shattered to learn that she’s adopted. Her biological parents? Notorious serial killers. On a quest to learn more about her past, Olivia lands in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois. As she draws on long-hidden abilities, Olivia begins to realize that there are dark secrets in Cainsville—and powers lurking in the shadows.
Armstrong (the Otherworld series) blends mystery and paranormal romance in the first Cainsville novel, which despite its length will frustrate readers with its lack of substance. At age 24, Olivia Taylor-Jones learns she was adopted by her wealthy parents after her birth parents, Pamela and Todd Larsen, were convicted of committing eight ritual murders. On the run from reporters, she makes her way to Cainsville, Ill., an isolated and peculiar small town decorated or perhaps protected by numerous gargoyles and populated by inhabitants among whom Olivia's blossoming visions are not extraordinary. Gabriel Walsh, the former lawyer for Pamela Larsen, hunts down Olivia with a business proposition and offers to prepare her to visit Pamela in prison. His commanding presence exudes danger and intrigue, and he and Olivia become enmeshed in a harrowing investigation that may prove the Larsens' innocence. The fantasy elements take a backseat to the mystery, and by book's end little is known about the world Armstrong is constructing.
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This was very different than most books I have read and I read a lot. I look forward to the next installment. Oh and I really enjoyed the sarcasm (I'm from NJ).
Good at the beginning
The book started good, it has like 4 different plots without ending