Cainsville, Book 2
Synopsis: Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new 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 have come to light, creating a rift between the pair 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 convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—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 her 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.
Review: I was very surprised by the first novel and I had a wonderful time with it and with the release of the third book, I was eager to read on to discover the continuity of Olivia’s adventures.
After proving the innocence of her parents for two of the murders, our heroine begins to work while trying to handle any problems that occur during her life and for that, there are many of them. Firstly, we find James and his rather unhealthy desire to recover Olivia, putting her in rather disturbing situations. There is also the disappearance of a young woman in the city and our heroine seems to see her corpse in some places she is before the disappearance of the body each time. Is this a vision? Is this real? This is a question that will become increasingly important and Gabriel and Olivia will have to team up to solve this strange mystery. But this murder will upset the life of our waitress who will finally discover some secrets of Cainsville, many of which I did not expect. We learn the truth about the people, the elders, and some details about Olivia’s life. The set was really fascinating and I was completely carried away by the story and the characters.
In addition to the fascinating plot and evolutions of the story to which we do not expect, we also see some new interest in the love life of our heroine regarding the men around her. Thus we have the chance to see Ricky, a man I appreciate more and more and who seems to be a man that we can only love. He has everything of the bad boy who assumes his rebellious side and yet a rather sensitive aspect that makes us easily fall under his spell. And then we also have Gabriel … Ah Gabriel … It’s a character that we also love, but he is also very complex and it’s difficult to statute about him. Yes, he sometimes fails to understand that the consequences of his actions can have adverse effects and that his distance from others makes his life very difficult.
In any case, it was a fascinating novel, and I took a great pleasure to read and follow all the adventures of our heroes. It was once again a fantastic book and I’m really excited to be able to immerse myself in the rest of the story and to discover more.
Another series I haven’t tried :/
it’s a great one!
So happy this series is going good. I will have to read book 1 now.
Clearly we have a love triangle in this one, but for some reason love triangles in adult books don’t bother me nearly as much as they do in YA. I have no idea why! So glad this second book was a winner Melliane:)
it was ok here because in the end it’s not really one
Yes! Love this series and it has quickly become a favorite of mine!
I’m so glad you loved the second book and I just went back and looked at your review for book one because I remembered you enjoying it as well. Such great reviews that I’m mad at myself for not trying this sooner. I have book one and I hope to get to it as your reviews make me want to start now, Lol : )
Ihope you’ll enjoy it as well, I love the ideas, so different:
This is a series I am kicking myself for not reading because I have read nothing but stellar reviews for the second book. I have it in my pile to read for sure this year. I am so glad to see that you loved it and found it fascinating.
yes it’s so good!!!! So curious to see what you’ll think of it!
Yay!!! I was wondering how this one was. So glad to see you had a great time with it!
it’s really good!
I really enjoy her writing and so need to start this series. Oh I can read them back to back. Another one I want to get to asap.
yes that’s what I did, bought the 3 books the one after the other
I have an assortment of first books, I don’t know why I haven’t read a lot of them seeing they’re awesome… Like this series. I have book 1 of this
you definitely should read it!
I need to get back into her books. She is good.
Wow, five stars! That’s awesome. I am really curious about this series.
so different and interesting
I still have yet to try a Kelley Armstrong book, I meant to start this series when book 1 came out but somehow missed it. Now I definitely regret it 🙂 5 stars, wow!
yes I loved the ideas there
Oh I’m so glad you’re loving this series, Melliane! I still need to read my copy of the second book and I hear there’s another one out already? Looking forward to your thoughts on that one as well!
yes book 3 is out but it’s a trilogy
This is a series I really need to start, Melliane. It sounds really good, and you know I love it when the characters are able to make me believe they are real 🙂
Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading.
I loved Visions too Melliane, and actual have book three slated to read later this week!
I’m going to read this series eventually!
One day I will get back to her books. I still need to finish WOTO! Glad to see you had such an amazing time with this one, Melliane! It’s always great to have that giddy excited feeling at the end and wanting the next one 😀
I have a couple of her books that I haven’t read yet. I’ve seen this series around, so I may give it a shot.
Yay for good characters and enjoyment!
I love this series! I have rated the first 3 books all 5 stars so far. Even though I like Ricky, I still hope Olivia will end up with Gabriel, as I still like him better. I also liked we learned more about Cainsville in this book.