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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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A slow but interesting evolving book

I like it when character get slowly developed. It is not the usual fantasy I am used to but has interesting characters that want me to look into book two.

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Maybe my expectations were wrong...

... but this was one of the most boring books I ever heard. Sorry. Why? Well the promised dark secrets are so dark, that it is not easy to find them, the powers in the shadows too often something that results in seeing puppies (they are an omen) and a dead body from time to time does not create suspension.

Maybe the upcoming love story? Well upcoming is right and the whole book feels like a prologue. 14 hours for a prologue is too long.

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The right mixture between suspense and paranormal

At first I was skeptical of this mixture, but this book is really good. Hints of paranormal but not to pushy to make it some kind of a teenage-ghost story. The characters are believable and so the book becomes a page turner.