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Omens: Number 1 in series (The Cainsville Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Kelley Armstrong
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A life shattered in one moment.

Olivia Jones has lived a life of privilege and good fortune. But on the eve of her wedding she discovers two shocking facts. One - she was adopted. Two - her biological parents are notorious serial killers.

A young woman forced on the run.

With her life in immediate danger, Liv must face reality in the most brutal way. But then she is confronted with a tantalising hope - is it possible her parents are innocent?

And the mysterious town that gave her sanctuary. At a price.

Arriving at the remote town of Cainsville, Liv believes she has found the perfect place to hide while she fights to discover the truth. But Cainsville is no ordinary town - and Liv's arrival was no accident...

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Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourite writers (Karin Slaughter)

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Gripping, utterly original, sensational new thriller series from international bestseller Kelley Armstrong

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1279 KB
  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (20 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario, Canada, with her family and far too many pets. She is the author of the bestselling Women of the Otherworld series; the highly acclaimed Darkest Power young adult series and two adventure novels about a hitwoman, Exit Strategy and Made to be Broken. For further information visit

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic new thriller series 21 Aug. 2013
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Olivia Taylor Jones is living the perfect life. Engaged to the perfect man, heir to a department store fortune and contemplating going back to college, little does she know all that can change in an instant. When journalists uncover her heritage, Olivia not only learns she is adopted but she is the daughter of notorious serial killers, Todd and Pamela Larsen. Fleeing from the press and desperate to live without hand-outs from her adoptive family, Olivia soon finds herself in the isolated town of Cainsville. A town where outsiders aren't welcome...but maybe Olivia is.

I know, we're all a little sad after the end of The Women of the Otherworld series but Kelley Armstrong knows how to make everything better. Omens marks the start of a great new supernatural thriller series and I have to say I loved every minute of it. There's really only a hint at the otherworldly in this opening instalment, but something's definitely odd about Cainsville and Olivia's talent for spotting omens treads along the line of explainable. There are so many bizarre and conflicting superstitions out there, I loved this take on them (also handy for weather forecasting).

It starts off a little like a glossy chick-lit story, until the news breaks and Olivia basically goes on the run from the press. She has nothing to be ashamed of but they are looking for every reason to compare her to her parents. Socialite turned sociopath would be the perfect headline. Olivia starts to doubt herself, pondering nature over nurture and shunning the people from her old life. So she must find out as much as she can about her biological parents; just so she can know the truth. Whether guilty or innocent, she wants to know what her genes are capable of and unlock the dormant memories she always thought were just dreams.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a new series 21 Aug. 2013
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Olivia is an only child heiress to a retail fortune. A society brat who is expected to be nothing more than a philanthropist and a pretty trophy wife to her future husband. That's fine and she is already halfway there, engaged to a charismatic future senator, but Olivia feels stifled and doesn't fit it. If she is honest with herself she would rather get a job and find out about what it feels like to actually earn the money she spends. It turns out that she won't have to wait long to find out what that's like. Olivia is revealed to be adopted and her biological parents are notorious serial killers. Unable to cope with the media and the cold attitude of her family Olivia runs away trying to hide and find answers. What she doesn't realise is she is unwittingly being guided to mysterious town called Cainsville - and they've been expecting her. There is something strange about the town and its inhabitants but Olivia isn't sure what exactly. Along with the help of her real mothers former lawyer Gabriel, Olivia sets out to either prove or disprove her parents innocence. She soon becomes entangled in an investigation that is a lot more dangerous that it seems and if the omens are right, she could find the end of her new life much quicker than she wanted to.

I am very biased when it comes to Kelley Armstrong as she has always been a favourite author of mine so I was extremely excited to start reading the Cainsville series. Olivia is a likeable enough character. Thankfully Kelley spared us from any whining about how tough life into be rich and instead gave a character that even though she wasn't too happy in her life, knew she was extremely fortunate and therefore did not bitch and moan about how difficult it was to have money. If that had been the case I wouldn't have liked the character at all.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Kelley for this new trilogy! 27 Aug. 2013
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I have read some of Kelley's previous books mainly from the Otherworld series, which I enjoyed, but I must admit not as much as this one!

I really enjoyed Omens by Kelley Armstrong as it was a real page turner with lots of mystery and intrigue, with a very different storyline and style of writing from the "Otherworld" series but in a good way. Even from the first incident in the book regarding a little girl my heart was racing trying to understand what was happening to her.

I liked both of the main characters and how you were able to get a real feeling for their background, which were both very different. They were both very believable.

Olivia's "visions" were a little difficult to understand at the start, but soon became natural to the book, unlike the Ravens - still questions remain unanswered for me - which leads me nicely onto I am really looking forward to reading the next book of the trilogy, where I am sure the answers will be revealed.

Thank you Kelley for this new trilogy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant new series 21 Aug. 2013
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If you loved the Otherworld books with their complex, fully realised characters and world, you will love this. It has similar features, admittedly - a heroine who is strong, smart, and self-directed, a guy with a complex past who may turn out to be more than an investigative partner, and a mystery they set out to solve - but the difference lies in a setup for a new and intriguing supernatural element that is only just unfurling in this book and which suggests so many different possibilities you will be dying to keep reading. Once the story hits the town of Cainsville, it takes on this whole other fascinating layer which sets it apart from your standard paranormal mystery/romance fare, and I hope this promise is followed through in the next book (soon!). I love how real and flawed her characters are, and the author has a knack for building mysteries and suspense, but for me, I just long to spend more time in Cainsville and find out what its secrets are!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe you haven't read this yet. Go, read it, you're missing...
This is freaking amazing. If you love a good mystery/paranormal story, wonderfully shaped characters in an unusual town like Cainsville, bamf heroine with unusual talents/powers,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by bookling
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Couldn't put the book down, gripping story line that had me hooked all the way through! Would highly recommend to anyone who loves Kelley Armstrong.
Published 2 months ago by Tracey
4.0 out of 5 stars Omens
When we first meet her, Olivia Taylor-Jones is the heiress to a retail fortune and has a life of wealth and privilege. Read more
Published 2 months ago by S Riaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Really looking forward to the next ones in the series
Firstly I really like Kelly Armstrong books. But when I first started to read this one I thought it was just another detective type book BUT slowly the 'other' started to very... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Nixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a good read! Wasn't expecting to love this book as ...
Such a good read! Wasn't expecting to love this book as much as the 'Women of the Otherworld' series but it is just as compelling.
Published 5 months ago by Hazel Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
I'm a massive fan of Kelly and this is yet another book I struggled to put down. Gripping and intense bring on the second book!
Published 5 months ago by Joanne Rodwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed read
Published 5 months ago by s j swayze
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
Didn't really get into this, unusually I had to force my self to keep reading. Loved all of jelly Armstrong's other books eg otherworld and alpha omega. Read more
Published 5 months ago by lesley sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
As a lover of the otherworld series, i came to this book in two minds: i knew i loved Armstrong's writing but i didn't know how much of that was tied up in loving the otherworld... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Christi Crook
5.0 out of 5 stars A new series but every bit as good as the others!
Spotted this novel and was enthralled by possibility of another new and exciting series by one of my favourite authors. Read more
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