If you found out you were the child of serial killers, how would it change you? Would you take a closer look at your dark side? Would the world treat you differently? These are the provocative questions at the heart of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s OMENS: A Cainsville Novel (Dutton; August 20, 2013). The first book in her brand new adult series, OMENS introduces an engaging new heroine who finds herself embroiled in a decades-old murder case and drawn into the dark mysteries of her own past.
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 CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, a notorious couple serving a life sentence for a series of ritualistic murders. When the news brings a maelstrom of negative publicity upon her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia runs from her old life in order to find out the truth about who she really is – and where she comes from.
Determined to be independent and support herself, Olivia ends up settling outside Chicago in the small town of Cainsville, a tightly knit community whose citizens welcome her yet keep her at arm’s length. When Olivia confronts her birth mother in prison, Pamela insists she’s innocent of the heinous crimes. Assisted by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia throws herself into investigating the case. As she and Gabriel dig deeper and deeper, Olivia finds herself exhibiting extrasensory abilities she never knew she was capable of. Her gifts make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies lurking in the shadows. The town is hiding some closely guarded secrets, and Olivia is uncertain of whom to trust.
A masterful blend of suspense and the paranormal with an enthralling story of a young woman trying to find her place in this world, OMENS is the start of a remarkable new series for Armstrong fans new and old.
If you were captivated by Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten 15 years ago, Omens is going to have neglecting your housework, glad the kids are headed back to school, and give you a very spine tingling read. Don’t miss this new novel available on August 20th!