Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

Cainsville, Book 3

Synopsis: TRUST NO ONE

Olivia Jones is desperate for the truth. The daughter of convicted serial killers, she has begun to suspect that her parents are innocent of their crimes. But who can she trust, in a world where betrayal and deception hide in every shadow?

RISK EVERYTHING

Liv does have one secret weapon: a mysterious sixth sense that helps her to anticipate danger. The trouble is, this rare power comes with its own risks. There are dark forces that want to exploit Liv’s talents – and will stop at nothing to win her to their side.

FACE THE TRUTH

Now Liv must decide, before it’s too late. Who does she love? Who is really on her side? And can she save herself without burning down everything that matters most?

Review: I loved the first and second books in the series so as soon as this new novel was announced, I threw myself on it to pre-order it. Admittedly, Kelley Armstrong has managed to create something really interesting and intriguing and I was excited to finally understand the truth about the world that the author had presented so far.

As I said we finally have our answers in this novel and I admit that I was caught by the story and the characters from the beginning of the first chapter. I had so many questions and I was really excited to find out what was going to happen now. Olivia must again confront many events … Oh yes, between James and his obsessions about her which only grow stronger and become more and more unhealthy, or the issues about the Todd and Pamela’s guilt over the murders perpetrated, but also the forces that operate in the shadows and trying to influence the choices of our heroine. But that’s not all because of Liv’s feelings are very difficult to identify for the two men in her life. Do not worry, there is no love triangles, Olivia is sure of her choice but that does not change the tensions.

I admit that I was really curious to understand the purpose of the story related to Olivia, to really understand the legend that catches up and interferes in her life and whether she could free herself from all that or not. Moreover, it is a little difficult to know everything but then the author gives us a huge response to our delight. I was very surprised by the death of a major character in the story and I confess that I was not expecting it. But that’s not all because as I said, many surprises await us here, particularly about Pamela and Todd and I confess that I did not think the story would take this direction.

In all cases, Liv evolves a lot over the chapters and the books and it’s always a pleasure to discover more about her although she endures many visions that are becoming more and more difficult to manage. Gabriel is faithful to himself, to his stoicism and his desire to understand nothing, not wanting to see the truth even when it is in front of him and his attempts to keep a clear mind. And then we have Ricky. Oh the dear biker who can only steal our heart, this bad boy who makes us love him as our heroine. This is the kind of biker that I would like to read more, the kind of boy we love to discover. Both are present here to help Olivia and they will do everything to protect her. These are two people in gold.

As you can see, I had a great time with the story once again. I do not know if this is really the end, but it was a very good third volume. I highly recommend the series!

4 

mellianefini

 

33 thoughts on “Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

  1. Nice, I’m glad this one worked out well for you! I’ve just read a couple of her books and had mixed feelings, but I intend to read more of her works. I received City of the Lost and trying to make time for it because it actually sounds really good 🙂

  2. I started this book and actually DNF. I was listening to the audio and I just couldn’t handle the narrators. There were two women, which I just didn’t get, and I didn’t like either of them. It was affecting my enjoyment of the story, so I quit in Chapter 16, I think. I will pick it back up in print and finish it. I love Kelley Armstrong. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Yay, this series sounds like it is turning out to be great reads for you. I have book one on my shelf – so I’m hoping to get to it soon as I’m so curious about the town and parents etc.
    Great review, Melliane – hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  4. It’s been too long since I’ve read a Kelley Armstrong book outside of her Women of the Otherworld series (which also reminds me that I need to catch up on Bitten…). I should get on this series.

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