cover image Visions: A Cainsville Novel

Visions: A Cainsville Novel

Kelley Armstrong. Dutton, $26.95 (432p) ISBN 978-0-525-95305-0

In bestseller Armstrong’s engrossing sequel to 2013’s Omens, plucky Olivia Taylor-Jones, who has recently discovered that her biological parents are serial killers, moves to Cainsville, a small town near Chicago, where she begins work as an investigative assistant to Gabriel Walsh, her mother’s former lawyer. Olivia, who can read omens and has multiple visions of red poppies and black dogs, is shocked when she discovers a body in her car dressed to resemble her. As Olivia tries to identify the corpse, which disappears before anyone else sees it, as well as figure out the reason for the murder and the meaning of her strange visions, she uncovers some dark secrets about the citizens of the seemingly idyllic town. The three men in her life add to the intrigue: James Morgan, her ex-fiancé; Ricky Gallagher, whose father heads a powerful biker club; and Gabriel, who has a troubled past. The chilling ending leaves just enough unresolved to hook readers for the next installment. Agent: Helen Heller, Helen Heller Agency (Canada). (Aug.)