A Cainsville Novel

Book - 2015
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In the exciting new novel in bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's compelling Cainsville series, Olivia realizes that she is at the heart of a tug-of-war between ancient forces--and that everyone around her risks becoming collateral damage.
     When Olivia's life exploded--after she found out she was not the only child of a privileged Chicago family, but of a notorious pair of serial killers--she found a refuge in the oddly secluded but welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a precociously successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she managed to partially clear her parents' name in an investigation that also revealed darker forces at work in the town that had offered her a haven.
     Fleeing Cainsville after she is almost killed, Olivia finds herself not only the target of the Cainsville elders and of the Huntsmen, but also of her ex-fianc#65533;, James, who stalks her and even tries to have her kidnapped. All this as her feelings for Ricky deepen, and confusingly her feelings for Gabriel too. Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, and holds out in her palm a black stone and a white stone that swirl together to create a balance of light and dark. Death stalks them all, as Olivia desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating the triangle that links her to Gabriel and Ricky, or whether she has the power to change the tragic outcome.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780307360588
Characteristics: 458 pages ;,24 cm.


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Feb 24, 2017

Enjoyed each one of books in the series. Love reading Kelley Armstrong

Jul 31, 2016

a combination love, mystery and supernatural story. I would have been happy to have in in just 2 books. Too drug out with 3 books.

Jun 25, 2016

I was hesitant to read this book due to the low reviews it had from critics and other readers. While it may not be as fast-moving as the first two books, it was definitely just as hard to put down. This book concentrates on the love triangle between Olivia, Gabriel and Ricky, which was fine by me, as it was what most held my interest from the previous book. There are huge revelations here- from ancient and fae legends and history, to who really murdered all the couples Olivia's parents were charged with murdering, to who exactly the town of Cainsville is comprised of, and where Ricky's motorcycle gang falls in all of it.
Throughout it all, Olivia and Gabriel keep getting more interesting, challenging themselves, make tough choices, fighting, reconciling, second-guessing each other. What makes the love triangle tiring is that Ricky is just too perfect- attractive, sensitive, brave, and supportive. Armstrong tries to make him a little bad with the whole motorcycle gang thing, but he's just super boring to read about.

Everything gets deeper, more explained and yet more mysterious at the same time. And nothing gets too resolved at the end, which may leave readers frustrated for having clung onto this dark and winding ride.

I like Armstrong's writing style- she makes lore and legends and soul-searching very frank and amusing. I look forward to the next book.

Nov 22, 2015

Not for me; writing isn't up to standards.

Nov 14, 2015

Loved the first book, liked the second book....found this last book boring in many parts...has too much "filler".


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Sep 21, 2015

3rd book in Cainsville series about Olivia, daughter of serial killers.

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