Sunday, August 17, 2014

ARC Review of Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Goodreads Summary:
As #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s new Cainsville series continues, Olivia’s power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her new hometown.

Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

My Review:
Olivia has traveled a long rough road to get to where she is. She is still living in Cainsville and still seeing Omens. With the help of Gabriel her parents are cleared of one of the murders they were put in jail for. However, things are only good for a while. Olivia finds a body in her car that is dressed to look just like her. By the time Gabriel gets there the body has vanished. Leaving Olivia feeling like she is losing it. Not only that but, Gabriel has been keeping secrets from Olivia and when she finds out the crap hits the fan for them. There were times I just wanted to shake Gabriel and tell him to wake up! To feel something! The way he acts sometimes...he has the emotional capacity of a wet mop. The body is only the first in a string of events and dead things that gets Olivia closer to some answers. What is going on with Cainsville and are her and Gabriel at the center of it? 

After Gabriel's betrayal Olivia is pretty lonely. What do you do when your lonely? Get together with a young hot biker boy! Yes, we get some serious action between Olivia and Ricky!! I was so excited that she finally gets some fun after that butt ex-fiancee of hers! I still have the hope that Olivia will end up with Gabriel but, seriously he needs to lighten up! Be a little less shady and realize he has feelings for Olivia! Needless to say, I am glad that Olivia had a short time to relax, get some, and have fun with motorcycles. 

There is a lot going on in this book. I love the little chapters from the towns people of Cainsville and Gabriel. There were times I was angry and times I was scared. Yes, I said scared. The chapters in the abandoned buildings where they were trying to find a young girl freaked me the heck out! There were times I was happy to. It was awesome to see that Olivia and Gabriel had a friendly relationship. Like actual friends. Not employer and employee. They both start to realize something is off about Cainsville and the people there. That they are both somehow connected to the town and yes the truth is revealed! It was sooo not what I expected either but, I am excited to see where the story will go from here! 

I love these characters and now that we know what's going on, kind of, in Cainsville. Things are bound to get even more crazy. I can't wait for the next book! I have all these theories that I am hoping will be right! 

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