When Olivia's life exploded--after she found out she was not the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers--she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she discovered the truth about her parents' crimes in an investigation that also revealed the darker forces at work in the place that had offered her a haven. As if that wasn't enough, she also found out that she, Gabriel and her biker boyfriend Ricky were not caught in an ordinary sort of love triangle, but were hereditary actors in an ancient drama in which the elders of Cainsville and the mysterious Huntsmen who opposed them had a huge stake.
Now 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.
Loved reading this book, so much! I've loved this series since the beginning, and this is the penultimate book, and so much happened! I just absolutely loved reading it, and I can't wait for the final book!
If it was just the 3 of them, Olivia, Gabriel and Ricky, then this situation would've been a lot simpler. Still hard to deal with, but more clear cut. But it isn't, because whomever she chooses, his side gets the power to deal with the modern world and all of its toxicity to them. Yeah.
This book is about choices. Betraying someone, is a choice. It's about the choice Olivia is to make-and the consequences that are happening because she isn't making it. That things were falling between the cracks.
Of course it wouldn't be a part of this series if there weren't ups and downs with Gabriel, and secrets discovered and revealed. They just add so much to these books, and are a bit of a staple, something to rely on, as the ride in these books is pretty crazy!
I loved to hate this ending, because the bad guy, how everything worked out, was not fun at all! And because she makes the right choice-she can't fully choose when she's more connected to Ricky than to Gabriel. Yeah.
Loved reading this book, it was just so freaking great!
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Cainseville #4
Read: August 9th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Random House Canada
Published: August 9th 2016