Betrayals (Cainsville Series #4)

Betrayals (Cainsville Series #4)

by Kelley Armstrong


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The exciting fourth novel in bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's "impossible-to-put-down" Cainsville 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345815217
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: Cainsville Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 161,661
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the internationally bestselling author of the thirteen-book Women of the Otherworld series, the Nadia Stafford crime novels and her new series set in the fictional town of Cainsville, Illinois, which so far includes the novels OmensVisions and Deceptions. She is also the author of the hit e-serialized crime novel City of the Lost, three bestselling young adult trilogies, and the stand-alone YA suspense thriller, The Masked Truth. Her Otherworld characters have also inspired the hit TV series Bitten. She lives in rural Ontario.

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Betrayals (Cainsville Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bikes, hounds, horses, jags.... take your pick . But once you do you won't put this down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful as always! Characters are great! Love may not be just between two people maybe three?! Can't wait for the next novel in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books and this is another great one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads fast like her others in the series. Makes you want to keep reading and not put it down.
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
When Ricky gets implicated in a crime where someone is killing young women, Olivia starts to investigate. The crimes are tied to she, Gabriel, and Ricky’s relationship to the Cwyn Anwyn and the Fae. Each wanting her paired up with one of the men. During their investigation Olivia uncovers more secrets about her past and becomes more torn between her love for both of them. I love how her relationships with both Ricky and Gabriel have evolved in this series. Ricky, as her boyfriend has her best interests at heart and seems to act very unselfishly, at times unrealistically. However, my own fascination with Gabriel, and Olivia’s new focus on him as more than a friend, allows me to overlook Ricky’s choices. I like Ricky and if this were a movie I’d be drooling over his good looks, but give me the strong and tortured hero, and I’ll root for him every time. Gabriel, however seems to be his own worst enemy constantly making mistakes and hurting Olivia. Will she keep giving him another chance? If this were real life, maybe not, but I’m happy she does in this series. The mystery in this story is secondary to the movement of the plot about their love triangle, which is why I’m not focusing on it too much in my review. However, as with any book by Kelley Armstrong, it’s well written and does help move the overall plot forward. Was this my favorite book in the series? No. It’s solidly written, but its sole purpose is to set us up for the big finale, Rituals, out August 15, 2017. I can’t wait to get my hands on it as I’m fully invested in seeing how this all plays out. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
LadiSteele More than 1 year ago
Love the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series love the characters
LolaReviews More than 1 year ago
This book was a joy to read. Reading this book just made me feel happy and content. Reading one of Armstrong her books is like coming home. I love this series and betrayals is a great fourth book. It continues themes set up in earlier books and also sets the stage for the last book. There is a mystery that is mostly solved in this book and it was an interesting one. The betrayal mentioned in the title wasn't as bad as I had expected, although it was a nice twist. I liked seeing the characters change and develop in this book. And in this book it feels like the potential love triangle really turns into one. And I am glad about that partly as I want Liv to end up with Gabriel. The scenes where Gabriel and Liv interact are amazing to read, it makes me happy just reading about them interacting. I think Armstrong handles the love triangle really well. Both Gabriel and Ricky are good for Liv, but in different ways. Liv her relationship with both of them is very different. It's interesting to read about. And Gabriel is such an interesting characters to read about, his view and perspective so unique. I like that we get his and Ricky his point of view a few times as well. All in all this was a great read and I can't wait for the fifth and final book in this series to see how things will get wrapped up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--BETRAYALS is the fourth installment in Kelley Armstrong’s contemporary, CAINSVILLE paranormal/fantasy series. BETRAYALS should not be read as a stand alone as each consecutive installment builds upon the events of the previous books. BETRAYALS advances the series approximately four months. SOME BACKGROUND: Olivia Taylor-Jones aka Eden Larsen is a twenty four year old woman whose biological parents-Todd and Pamela Larsen- were accused of multiple murders and they currently sit in prison awaiting retrial. Discovering she was adopted and not knowing the truth behind her early years, Olivia finds refuge in the small town of Cainsville where mysterious omens, visions and portents of doom focus their power and intensity at Olivia Taylor-Jones. The people of Cainsville are just as perplexing with their secrets, double speak and touch of magic-everyone in Cainsville is connected and everything happens for a reason. Told from first person point of view (Olivia) and dual third person perspectives (Ricky and Gabriel) BETRAYALS is a story line steeped in Celtic lore where the Fae rule the town of Cainsville, and Olivia’s portents and visions reveal the past, the present and the possible future. When several young women go missing, and are presumed dead the finger of guilt is pointed at Olivia’s boyfriend Ricky. The connection to Olivia brings our heroine front and center, along with Gabriel, her boss and lawyer, into a paranormal investigation that pulls our trio between the past and present; where specieism and the supernatural powers pit themselves against one another; where revenge and betrayal are at the heart of so much death and destruction. Cainsville is a town of magical folk whose glamor hides the truth about the people who live there; where dreams and nightmares are controlled; where visions blend the past and the present betraying a possible future that is likely to unfold. Omens, visions, and harbingers of doom become an every day occurrence as our heroine must read the signs for directions and clues. The Celtic lore and mythology focuses on a love triangle that is represented by our present day trio: Olivia (aka Matilda), Gabriel (Gwynn) and Rickey (Arawn) wherein the past Matilda had to choose between Gwynn or Arawn. The love triangle continues in present day whereby our heroine is in love with both men, and both men are in love with Olivia. History continues to repeat itself, with each successive generation; Olivia, Gabriel and Ricky each have a role to play and fulfill; the possible future is foretold and Olivia is struggling with her emotions and feelings. There is plenty of personal growth for each of the three leading characters-some is resignation and acceptance, while most is a willingness to go forward and explore. The people of Cainsville have chosen their ‘victor’ and continue to push Olivia in the direction they choose. BETRAYALS is a wonderful and enchanting story line where the past becomes the present, and history becomes to replay and repeat. The premise is dramatic, intriguing and suspenseful; the characters are energetic, passionate and fascinating; the mythology and lore are entertaining and inventive. As with all of Kelley Armstrong’s books and series, the romance is secondary to the main story line but the potential for heartbreak makes the reader vulnerable to sorrow-one way or another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seemed rushed to me. The first two were paced better and overall had more action. I love the characters and am invested in how it all ends. Just felt like something was missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Cainsville series but to me, this book fell short of the others. While I loved the Gabriel/Olivia/Ricky aspects and the information we received about Gwynn/Matilda/Arawn, I don't really understand what the lamaie had to do with their story. I'm giving Betrayals a 4/5 because while I think the story was inferior to the others, we were still able to discover more of Olivia, Gabriel, and Ricky's story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Devoured it, now just have to wait a week for the next one
nita3 More than 1 year ago
BETRAYALS is the fantastic 4th in the planned 5 book series of Cainsville by the incomparable Kelley Armstrong. (Check her website for details of an incentive to buy a copy in any format, the week of release, August 9-15 2016, aside from it being an amazing story.) The Cainsville series is a contemporary gothic story of a small town with secrets that starts with OMENS, which is where you should start too. Come along for the adventures of a reverse-Cinderella, visions of past lives, and elements of Welsh folklore. BETRAYALS has more intrigue and suspense; heroics by the unexpected; revelations for Olivia, Gabriel and Ricky; insights to Gwynn, Arawn and Matilda; and Rose's philosophy on the pursuit of happiness. I love the Cainsville universe and getting to know, understand and appreciate the diversity of characters that populate it. Kelley Armstrong has created a fascinating world to visit and revisit. I am satisfied with the results of their investigation of the presented case and waiting patiently (maybe) for the concluding RITUALS, due August 2017.