Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, has just taken refuge in the secluded town of Cainsville when she finds a dead woman—dressed to look like Olivia—in her car. When the body vanishes, she convinces herself it’s just another omen. But then she learns a troubled young woman with connections to Cainsville went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. With the help of her recent and unlikely ally, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia sets out to uncover the truth, but her efforts place her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces.
“He’s formed quite an attachment to you; as has young Mr. Gallagher. And you to them. Three pawns in a very old game. Do you like being a pawn, Eden Olivia?”
I’m not exactly certain where the change occured, but Visions took the nearly completely contemporary mystery story from Omens, and turned it into pure urban fantasy. And I loved every moment of it. Kelley Armstrong has slowly revealed the world of fae and changelings in such a way that I can never actually see when the changes occur, only remark that they happened afterwards. It is amazing.
Olivia Taylor-Jones’ life has settled since she found out that she was actually Eden Larsen, the daughter of two famous serial killers. She is now working part-time for her bio mother’s lawyer, Gabriel. And boy do I love it because I love Gabriel and his inability to connect deeply with other humans – and the fact that he and Olivia are doing this will-they-won’t-they thing which is the best. The actual best. Olivia is also seeing Ricky, the bike gang member that is Gabriel’s client. Which does cause some strife, but not in the way you think. In a way that actually makes sense.
There is only one problem. Olivia has started seeing things. Not just omens this time, but visions. Well, two problems if you count the person leaving a dead woman’s body around for Olivia to find before snatching it away again. That is a problem, right? And yes, you read that right, a young woman is missing, and Olivia knows she is dead because her body is being staged near her. But she can’t the police because she doesn’t have proof. Creepy. And all of it is somehow connected to Olivia and Cainsville. Olivia is determined to get to the bottom of just what is going on.
I genuinely loved rereading Visions. I love the relationships that are forming. I love the world that is being built. I like the mysteries, but they’re probably the weakest part of the story. I’m in this for the fae, and the characters, and the love I have for everything. Including my adorable, broken Gabriel.