Omens: A Cainsville Novel
By Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent 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 learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.
Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.
Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, 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. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.
I really like Kelley Armstrong's writing, I have enjoyed most of the 'Women of the Otherworld' series. I did not like the young adult ones as much, nor the Nadia Stafford ones. I thought that this new one sounded like an interesting idea and I'm definitely ready to give it a go based on my enjoyment of the majority of her books. I also recently heard that they are making a TV series based on the Women of the Otherword series which I am looking forward to. I saw a picture of the actress they cast for Elena and was a bit disappointed, she looked very small and I always pictured her as a physically strong woman. I guess we will have to see how it turns out.