Cainsville

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,606 ratings

Omens Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong begins her new series with Omens, featuring a compelling new heroine thrust into a decades-old murder case and the dark mysteries surrounding her strange new home.

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 tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

©2013 Kelley Armstrong (P)2013 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Omens

    • By: Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 823
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 828

    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 tech firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Would be better with one narrator

    • By blackdog on 09-13-13

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • Visions

    • Cainsville, Book 2
    • By: Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Expanding plot

    • By Shannon on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 3

    • Deceptions

    • A Cainsville Novel, Book 3
    • By: Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497

    Olivia Taylor Jones' life has exploded. She's discovered she is not only adopted, but her real parents are convicted serial killers. Fleeing the media frenzy, she took refuge in the oddly secluded town of Cainsville. She has since solved the town's mysteries and finds herself not only the target of its secretive elders but also her stalker ex-fiancé.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I'll be reading book 4, but hope it's not as slow.

    • By green ice cream garden on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 4

    • Betrayals

    • By: Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Julie McKay
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    Someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium and is pushing them toward a hard choice: either they fulfill their destinies by trusting each other and staying true to their real bonds, or they succumb to the extraordinary forces trying to win an eternal war by tearing them apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slight problem with new narrator

    • By virginia d on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Rituals

    • By: Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Julie McKay, Carine Montbertrand
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded. Running from the fallout, she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois, but she couldn't resist trying to dig out the truth about her birth parents' crimes. She began working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer who also had links to the town.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, did not love the narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lost Souls

    • By: Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Kain Foster
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The disappearing hitchhiker is one of the hoariest urban legends, and no one knows that better than Gabriel Walsh, a lawyer who grew up on folklore and myth. When Patrick - author of books on the supernatural - brings him the case of a hitchhiking woman in white who vanished on a country road after accepting a ride from a businessman, Gabriel knows the Cainsville elder is just trying to wheedle into his good graces. But Gabriel is a man in need of a mystery, one that will get him back into someone else's good graces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story. not sure where it fits in though..

    • By Shannon Lee Potter on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $14.95