Book Review: Betrayals (Cainsville 4) – Kelley Armstrong *****

Betrayals is the fourth book in the supernatural Cainsville series by Kelley Armstrong. Dark stories of fae and enchantment and the wild horsemen of the underworld leading the wild hunt. This book continues on from Deceptions. A little time has passed and Olivia now has her PI licence and is happily working for Gabriel’s law firm. Gabriel found himself at a loss without Olivia while she was away on vacation with Ricky. Much as he is loathe to acknowledge it, his feelings for Liv are running deeper and this is a man that doesn’t do relationships. Before he met Olivia he didn’t even really do friendships. 

Liv has now settled into her new life. Working on the cases that Gabriel gives her as well as continuing the work to try to put in an appeal against the conviction of her birth parents Todd and Pamela Larsen. It soon becomes obvious that there is something else supernatural in their midst and the appearance of a hunt hound and a rogue lone huntsman cause problems for everyone. Not least the balance of the relationship between Ricky (Arawn), Gabriel (Gwynn) and Olivia (Matilda). With both sides fighting for her to choose their champion and save the race there has never been more at stake. 

Armstrong writes these stories so well. Not only do the characters feel viscerally real but she has a real grasp on the myths and legends that she weaves together to create the opposing worlds of the hunters and the fae. These really are books that you can’t put down once you start reading them. The only downside is having to wait until August 2017 for the next instalment. 

Supplied by Little Brown Book Group and Kelley Armstrong in exchange for an honest review. 

UK Publication Date: Aug 4 2016. 432 pages. 

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