Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
Why I Picked It Up: Because I love Kelley Armstrong and I’ve LOVED this series!
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.
Many fans of this series will be very pleased with this book I’m sure, especially with the ending. YYYYYEEESSS!
There is a lot more to learn here, a lot more character development that it was another great book to the series! So far the only book I’ve absolutely did not care for when it comes to this series is the second book. And next year we finally get the last book! *whew* I can’t wait. I’ve been so invested in this series like no other series that I can think of….oh wait the Selection Series by Kiera Cass, polar opposites right? weird, I know. anyway…
I am a little exhausted with the triangle thing but then again it’s what helped keep me so invested. I have truly enjoyed this paranormal story though it’s been awesome. I am sick to death of all the sex that go on between Ricky and Olivia. Everything time it’s mentioned I just roll my eyes, I don’t care…move on!
Gabriel is just such a well done male character. So complex! I love him so much and have appreciated the slow process with this character. I have loved him since page one. I have loved his layers and I have loved his development it’s been perfect! He is so flawed… *sigh*
Ricky on the other hand is just a good guy…who can do bad things sometimes because he is in a gang…that sounds terrible…but he is what he is but overall he is genuinely a good guy! I have learned to appreciate him even though I’ve been rooting for Gabriel the entire time but by the end of this book I just…Respected Ricky in a new way, what a good man.
Hence the love triangle that wasn’t one and so well written that it was slow becoming. it’s been good.
Overall fans of this one will totally love this book as we FINALLY get to see some action between two specific characters that I will not name. It’s awesome and the ending, I found myself yelling, “FIN-A-FREAKIN-LLY!!!
Sexual Content: Heavy
*This is an adult book just to forewarn you.*