Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Random House Canada
Publication Date: August 2013
Summary (taken from Amazon):
Olivia Taylor Jones, 24, seems to have the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy 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. But Olivia's world is shattered when she finds out that she's adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers, each still serving a life sentence.
The news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, and Olivia thinks the best thing she can do for herself and for them is run away from it all. She ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her decision to uncover the truth about her birth parents. Olivia decides to focus on the Larsens' last crime, the one Pamela Larsen swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel Walsh, Pamela's former lawyer, start investigating, 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. There are dark secrets behind her new home, and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.
Omens is the first book in an adult series by Kelley Armstrong. Being such a fan of her YA books, I knew I wanted to give this book a read.
Our heroine is Olivia Taylor Jones, the only daughter of a wealthy Chicago family who seems to have it all. But her life gets turned upside down when its revealed to the world that she’s actually adopted and that her birth parents are the notorious serial killers, Todd and Pamela Larson. In order to escape the spotlight and relentless pursuit of the press, she finds herself hiding out in the sleepy town of Cainsville. Its where she meets Gabriel, Pamela Larson’s former lawyer and they end up working together to find out the truth behind the murders that the Larsons are accused of.
At first glance, Cainsville is a quiet, sleepy town outside of Chicago. Olivia meets a lot of the older townspeople of Cainsville and they all seem to know a lot more about her than they should. There’s references to the Fey and weird things that happen and as a reader you know that theres something off about Cainsville and its residents but not enough is revealed for you to put your finger on what exactly it is.
Its a great start to a new series with a decent amount of mystery and paranormal elements that kept me turning the pages. Looking forward to learning more about Cainsville and its residents and what adventures/mystery Olivia and Gabriel find themselves in next.
Rating 4 Stars
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