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Omens: Number 1 in series (The Cainsville Trilogy)

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

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

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Trust your instincts. A thrilling, atmospheric new series from international bestseller Kelley Armstrong

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 614 KB
  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 184744511X
  • Publisher: Sphere (20 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,428 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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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic new thriller series 21 Aug 2013
By Curiosity Killed The Bookworm TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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3 of 3 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 days ago by Salop Couple
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading
I love Kelley Armstrong, when I pick up her books I can be sure i won't do anything but read until I've finished the story, and I'm always hungry for more. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Maria Grazia Caruso
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fantastic story. great customer service as always.
Published 6 days ago by Queenie
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelley comes back with an all-new series
Brilliant new series from the author of the Women of the Otherworld series. Kelley doesn't disappoint, introducing new characters, a new fresh series with a very different outlook... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Lisa Swift
3.0 out of 5 stars Gabriel was the best thing about this story
This was the first book by Kelley Armstrong I read, and I should have paid more attention to the titles of her previous books to realise that she is into magic and such... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Absolutely love Kelly Armstrong books and this did not fail to meet my expectations! Delivered in great time and exactly as described
Published 3 months ago by Kate Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this first book!!
I have been waiting for this after the otherworld series ended. As always she is a brilliant writer and sets the scene brilliantly, Cannot wait for the second one in the series...
Published 4 months ago by blondiemcsmilie
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
I wasn't happy when she decided to finish with the characters in the first series, but it looks as if we are in for more treats with the new series
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! Huge fan
I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong and I was very excited to see she had started a new series of books. I really enjoyed this and I cant wait for the next one. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anosheh Zarnani
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally fantastic new series
A great start to another new series, Kelley has done it again, i cannot wait for the next book.- recommend
Published 5 months ago by Ann Palmer
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