Cainsville Character Guide

Olivia Taylor Jones’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia flees and ends up in Cainsville, a strange small town that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past. Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

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long-linecharacter-guide*This is a breakdown of all of the characters in Kelley Armstrong’s new Cainsville series, complete up to Betrayals.  While I have tried to keep things general, this is a reference that may include spoilers.

This is alphabetical by first name, with main or vital characters highlighted in blue.

-A-

Alice

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a weak incarnation of Matilda
  • appears in a vision of Olivia Taylor-Jones’
  • was about 16 or 17 years old in the 1950’s
  • had been best friends with Gwynn’s incarnation Peter, and dating Arawn’s incarnation Carl

Alis

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a Spriggan
  • associated with Tristan Crouch
  • poses as the elderly neighbor of Jon Childs
  • able to change her appearance

Amanda Mays

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • believed to be the first female victim of Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • attended City College with potential suspect Christian Gunderson
  • pretty and vivacious
  • killed along with her fiancee Ken Perkins by Lisa and Mary Tyson in a satanic ritual

Amos, Detective

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a police detective
  • investigating the murders of the Lamiae

Amy

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • 4 years old
  • mother Cathy a client of Olivia Taylor Jones at the women’s center
  • sister of Joey

Anita Mosley

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a reporter who investigated the MKULTRA project in the 1970`s
  • refused to give up on her story even when threatened
  • scarred and blinded when acid was thrown in her face
  • now in her early 60`s
  • still works as a freelance reporter
  • shares her knowledge of MKULTRA with Gabriel Walsh and Olivia Taylor Jones
  • husband or lover Blake died four years ago
  • trim and stylish
  • well-styled brown hair streaked with gray

Anna

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Lamiae from the Edwardian era
  • seen in a vision of Olivia Taylor-Jones’

Anna Gunderson

  • first appearance in Omens
  • youngest sister of Jan and Christian Gunderson
  • daughter of Niles Gunderson
  • sister Jan Gunderson murdered over 20 years ago
  • brother Christian Gunderson committed suicide hours after being questioned in his sister’s death
  • father Niles Gunderson recently murdered
  • lives in an older suburb of North Chicago
  • recently divorced with one daughter
  • shoulder length straight blonde hair
  • dark eyes

Arawn

  • first appearance in Visions
  • Cwn Annwn, King of the Underworld
  • had been part of the Wild Hunt
  • part of an eternal triangle with Matilda and Gwynn
  • in this incarnation, is embodied by Ricky Gallagher

Arthur Carew

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • son of Glenys and Owen Carew
  • father of Daere Jean Carew
  • biological maternal grandfather of Olivia Taylor Jones

Arthur Jones

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • adopted father of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • husband of Lena Taylor
  • owner of the iconic Mills and Jones department store in Chicago
  • extremely wealthy
  • brought up in the business world where you worked for what you got
  • had a love of classic cars
  • very close to daughter Olivia Taylor Jones
  • 6 foot 2
  • died of a heart attack at age 61

Aunika Madole

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a social worker who runs an outreach center for both human teens and the Lamaie
  • sister Lucy Madole murdered, brother in law Ciro Halloran tricked by the rogue Huntsman into murdering Lamaie
  • mother Gwen ran a non-profit clinic for street kids
  • family left in debt after their father Grant died of cancer
  • family has served the Fae for generations
  • kidnapped and held by the rogue Huntsman on orders from Melanie
  • rescued by Olivia Taylor-Jones
  • in her early 30’s
  • maybe 5 foot 2 and 100 pounds
  • black hair and dark skin

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Blake

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • husband or lover of investigative reporter Anita Mosley
  • civil rights lawyer
  • died four years ago

Beau

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • hangs around the Satan’s Saints clubhouse hoping to become a prospect
  • looks to be in his late 20’s, with dark hair
  • hand slashed by Olivia when he tries to intimidate and threaten her at the clubhouse
  • a dark elf
  • attacks Ricky Gallagher in the forest, showing his true form
  • stabbed by Olivia Taylor Jones, killed by Ricky Gallagher

Bob Masters

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • lives in Cainsville
  • a patron of The Corner Diner
  • notable for his bad dentures
  • married to Sue Masters

Brenin

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Hound of the Hunt
  • alpha of the pack
  • stays with Ioan

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Campbell

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a crew foreman working on the mansion built by Nathaniel Mills for his young wife Letitia Roosevelt at the turn of the century
  • had a thick Scottish accent

Carl

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a weak incarnation of Arawn
  • appears in a vision of Olivia Taylor-Jones’
  • was about 16 or 17 years old in the 1950’s
  • blonde and burly
  • dated Matilda’s incarnation Alice, and shot in the back by Gwynn’s incarnation Peter

Cathy

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a client of the women’s center Olivia Taylor Jones volunteers at
  • only 24 years old, but has already led a rough life
  • disowned by her family when she was 16
  • married by 18, divorced by 21
  • mother of Joey and Amy, with a third child on the way
  • abused and beaten by her boyfriend
  • struggling to make ends meet
  • dyed blonde hair

Chad “Sully” Sullivan

  • first appearance in Visions
  • member of the Satan’s Saints biker gang
  • in trouble with the law for unpaid child support and assaulting his ex
  • broke the rules when he didn’t report his legal issues to the club
  • big and intimidating looking
  • has a ponytail, beard and several tattoos

Chris Pemberton

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • retired police officer
  • secondary detective on the Todd and Pamela Larsen case
  • confined to a wheelchair after being caught in the crossfire of a gang dispute
  • retired from the force a year ago
  • never completely believed that Todd and Pamela were guilty of the murders

Christian Gunderson

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • brother of Jan and Anna Gunderson
  • son of Niles Gunderson
  • former best friend of Tim Marlotte
  • a socially awkward loner with anger issues, neither popular nor well liked
  • above average IQ but never got good grades
  • could be violent and abusive to his family
  • had a history of arrests for assault
  • obsessed with his own sister Jan Gunderson
  • hanged himself hours after being questioned about his sister Jan Gunderson’s murder

Ciara Conway

  • first appearance in Visions
  • switched at birth with Macy Shaw by the Elders of Cainsville
  • raised in a solid family with ties to Cainsville
  • had Fae blood
  • biological family had a history of addiction and trouble with the law
  • had been a student at Northwestern University
  • fell into drug addiction and had been cut off by her family
  • murdered, body placed in Olivia’s car
  • head placed in Olivia’s bed in Cainsville by Tristan Crouch
  • 22 years old
  • dark hair, pale skin
  • blue eyes
  • killed by Macy Shaw

Ciro Halloran

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • seen in a vision of Olivia’s killing Lamaie girls
  • promised by the rogue Huntsman that if he killed the Fae, his wife Lucy Madole would be brought back to life
  • family has served the Fae for generations before breaking away
  • blamed the Lamaie for his wife’s death
  • hunted by the Cwn Annwn after his murder of the Fae
  • held in the forest by the rogue Huntsman, a human pawn in a Fae game
  • around 30 years old
  • narrow face and thin build
  • has blonde hair and a light beard
  • around 5 foot 9
  • knows what he did was wrong, sacrifices himself and is killed by the damaged Hound

CJ

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • member of the Satan’s Saints motorcycle gang
  • a big guy, in his late 40’s
  • has a graying beard and a stringy ponytail

Colin Hale

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a reporter for the Chicago Post
  • punched by Gabriel Walsh after trying to speak to Olivia Taylor Jones

-D-

Daere Jean Bowen

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • mother of Pamela Larsen, wife of John Bowen
  • biological grandmother of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • family originally from Cainsville
  • granddaughter of Glenys and Owen Carew, niece of Isolde Carew
  • daughter of Arthur Carew
  • a Welsh immigrant
  • light brown hair

Damara

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Lamaie
  • nicknamed Dami
  • looked about 16, but was much older
  • curly black hair and a thin face
  • in a relationship with human teenager Toby
  • killed by Melanie in her plot to find sanctuary in Cainsville

Daniel Dunglas Home

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • a spiritualist favored by Arthur Conan Doyle

Darnell

  • first appearance in Omens
  • helps Anita Mosley when she is threatened after talking to Gabriel Walsh and Olivia Taylor Jones

Desiree Barbosa

  • first appearance in Omens
  • live-in girlfriend of Joshua Gray
  • recovering meth addict
  • haunted expression and gaunt features
  • had information from Josh Gray that could reveal who killed Peter Evans and Jan Gunderson
  • given drugs by Satan`s Saints biker Ricky Gallagher to get her to talk to Olivia Taylor-Jones and Gabriel Walsh
  • left a note confessing to killing her boyfriend Joshua Gray before she committed suicide
  • killed Joshua Gray while under mind control activated by Edgar Chandler

Don Gallagher

  • first appearance in Omens
  • leader of the Satan`s Saints biker gang
  • owns a series of auto repair shops
  • very protective of his son Ricky Gallagher
  • has blood of the Huntsmen (Cwn Annwn) through his father, Ioan
  • around 50 years old
  • blonde hair and dark eyes
  • clean cut and well built, with chiseled features

Doug

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • had been one Seanna Walsh’s boyfriends
  • wrongly accused an 8 year old Gabriel Walsh of stealing money from him
  • beat and abused Gabriel Walsh for over 3 months, threatened to kill him

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Eddie Burton

  • first appearance in Visions
  • police chief in Cainsville
  • quiet-natured
  • in his 40’s
  • married with two teenage children

Eddie Hilton

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • killed by Pamela Larsen
  • murdered along with girlfriend Stacey Pasolini
  • targeted by the Huntsmen for crimes they had committed outside of human laws

Eden Tiffany Larsen

  • see Olivia Taylor Jones

Edgar Chandler

  • first appearance in Omens
  • retired CIA agent and psychiatrist
  • 86 years old
  • married and divorced 50 years ago
  • predeceased by two of his three children
  • guards his privacy and his secrets
  • connected to the MKULTRA project on mind control
  • showed how to perfect his mind control by the Huntsmen
  • thought to be the owner of Bryson Pharmaceuticals
  • activates mind-control on Desiree Barbosa, Mrs. Evans and the Evan`s family housekeeper Maria
  • caused the deaths of William Evans, Joshua Gray and Niles Gunderson
  • arrested for double murder
  • died in prison, made to look like a suicide
  • became a target of the Huntsmen when he went after Olivia Taylor Jones

Erin

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • works with Aunika Madole at her outreach center
  • former street kid who turned her life around
  • around 20 years old
  • dark hair and full sleeve tattoos
  • bound and tortured by Melanie in her plan to find a safe haven in Cainsville

Eva Talbot

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a Chicago socialite
  • former girlfriend of James Morgan Jr.

Evans, Mrs.

  • first appearance in Omens
  • wife of William Evans
  • son Peter Evans murdered over 20 years ago
  • tries to shoot Olivia Taylor Jones and Gabriel Walsh while under mind control activated by Edgar Chandler

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Fwnion

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a broken and abused Hound who was cut off from the rest of the pack
  • taken by the rogue Huntsman, treated like a slave rather than a companion
  • connection to her pack was broken after she was attacked and left for dead
  • felt she failed her duty because she survived when her brothers and sister were torn apart
  • matted fur, deformed leg from an untreated break
  • missing an ear and blind in one eye
  • full of terror and pain
  • given the new name Lloergan by Olivia Taylor-Jones

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Gabriel Walsh

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a successful Chicago lawyer with a reputation for getting the job done
  • family originally from Cainsville, biological son of Patrick
  • has Tylwyth Teg blood, a version of King of the Faeries, Gwynn
  • great-nephew of Rose Walsh
  • comes from a long line of hustlers and con men, and has an innate ability to read people
  • has a sixth sense for trouble
  • represented Pamela Larsen in one of her lost appeals
  • forms an investigative partnership with Olivia Taylor Jones
  • imposing and intimidating, driven by money and success
  • opportunistic and manipulative, almost pathologically ambitious
  • ruthless, but with his own code of honor
  • specializes in cases other lawyers won’t touch
  • awkward and uncomfortable with emotion
  • a survivor who has learned it is safer to not form relationships
  • around 30 years old
  • mother Seanna Walsh was a drug addict and a pickpocket
  • on his own since he was 15, grew up on the streets after his mother disappeared
  • always impeccably dressed, but imposing size makes him look like a high class thug
  • good looking, but with hard, somewhat harsh features
  • at least 6 foot 4 and built like a line-backer
  • strange icy-cold blue eyes with a dark ring around the irises

George White

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a CIA agent involved in mind the control experiments of Edgar Chandler

Glenys Carew

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • former resident of Cainsville
  • ancestor of Olivia Taylor Jones, shared the ability to see omens
  • former home is where Olivia found the body of Ciara Conway
  • married to Owen Carew
  • mother of Daere Jean Carew

Gordon Webster

  • first appearance in Omens
  • owner of the hardware store in Cainsville
  • nearing 40 years old
  • recently divorced
  • decent and personable
  • teaches karate

Grace

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Bogart
  • has a deep connection to a specific location or dwelling
  • rents Olivia Taylor-Jones an apartment in Cainsville
  • knew the original Arawn, Matilda and Gwynn, and several of their incarnations
  • elderly, but brisk and no-nonsense
  • around 5 feet tall, but seems bigger because of her personality
  • steel gray hair pulled harshly back into a bun
  • gray eyes
  • sharp features

Grant Madole

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • father of Lucy and Aunika Madole
  • husband of Gwen Madole
  • family served the Fae for generations
  • died of cancer, leaving the family heavily in debt

Gwen Madole

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • mother of Lucy and Aunika Madole
  • wife of Grant Madole
  • family served the Fae for generations
  • died of cancer

Gwynn

  • first appearance in Visions
  • Tylwyth Teg, the King of the Faeries
  • had been engaged to Matilda
  • lost Matilda when she left on the eve of their wedding for one last ride with the Wild Hunt
  • golden skin and hair, bright blue eyes
  • in this incarnation, is embodied by Gabriel Walsh

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Howard

  • first appearance in Omens
  • attorney for the Taylor-Jones family
  • pale and gaunt
  • proper and overbearing

Huntsman, The

  • first appearance in Visions
  • Cwn Annwn
  • has some power of compulsion
  • seems charming and urbane
  • made the deal with Pamela Larsen to heal the Spina Bifida suffered by Olivia Taylor Jones as a child in return for her killing four targets of the Huntsmen

-I-

Ida Clark

  • first appearance in Omens
  • wife of Walter Clark
  • one of the elders of Cainsville, leader of the Tylwyth Teg
  • a Tylwyth Teg, or Welsh Fae
  • barely 5 feet tall

Imogen Seale

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • former mistress of Marty Tyson, one of Pamela Larsen’s victims
  • now 43 years old, but acts girlish
  • painfully thin and bird-like, with gaunt features
  • badly bleached hair and dark eyes
  • lives with her elderly mother
  • not mentally stable

Ioan

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • head of the Cwn Annwn, leader of the Hunt
  • runs Gwylio Consulting, a reputable business
  • had been involved in the mind control experiments of Edgar Chandler, but it became out of control
  • father of Don Gallagher, grandfather of Ricky Gallagher
  • in his early 60’s
  • emanates money and charm
  • physically fit and handsome

Isolde Carew

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • aunt of Pamela Bowen Larsen
  • born in 1901, died in 1970
  • had been institutionalized after being driven insane by her Fae blood
  • dark hair and eyes

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Jack

  • first appearance in Omens
  • around 80 years old
  • lives in Chicago
  • directs Olivia Taylor Jones to Cainsville
  • has perfect, straight white teeth

Jackie Shaw

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • older sister of Macy Shaw
  • brother Tommy Shaw in trouble with the law
  • a drug addict

James Mills Morgan Jr.

  • first appearance in Omens
  • former fiancee of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • at one time dated Chicago socialite Eva Talbot
  • CEO of Chicago’s fastest growing tech firm
  • son of a former U.S. Senator James Morgan, Sr. and Maura Morgan
  • being groomed to follow his father into politics
  • somewhat questionable business practices
  • compelled by Tristan Crouch to stalk Olivia, became obsessed with taking her away from Gabriel Walsh
  • lives with his mother Maura Morgan after his parents divorced
  • 30 years old
  • not particularly gorgeous, but charismatic and attractive
  • tried to distance himself from the scandal of Olivia Taylor Jones’ birth parents by pulling back on their relationship
  • murdered by Tristan Crouch
  • killed in the same manor as the victims of the Valentine Killers

James Mills Morgan Sr.

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • former U.S. Senator
  • handing off some of his public duties to his son James Morgan Jr.
  • family was partners in the Mills and Jones department store with Arthur Jones’ family
  • divorced a few years ago from wife Maura Morgan

Jan Gunderson

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • daughter of Niles Gunderson
  • sister of Christian and Anna Gunderson
  • popular and well liked
  • formerly engaged to her brother’s best friend, Tim Marlotte
  • possibly molested by brother Christian Gunderson
  • had been a patient of clinical psychologist William Evans before her death
  • thought to be the last female victim of Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • death actually caused over Peter Evan`s father`s  connection to the CIA
  • died at age 23
  • killed over 20 years ago, along with fiancee Peter Evans
  • had long blonde hair and a fresh face

Jay Hoover

  • first appearance in Gifted
  • fifth grade classmate of a young Gabriel Walsh
  • a big kid, tough but stupid

Jean Larsen

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • mother of Todd Larsen
  • biological grandmother of Olivia Taylor Jones

Joey

  • first appearance in Omens
  • 2 years old
  • mother a client of Olivia Taylor Jones at the women’s center
  • brother of Amy

John Laurence Bowen

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • husband of Daere Jean Carew
  • biological grandfather of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • worked as a factory foreman in Chicago
  • left Cainsville when he got married
  • dark hair

John Miller

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • appears in a vision of the past of Olivia Taylor-Jones’
  • family served the Fae for generations
  • offers to kill for the Fae for money
  • a thief and a killer without conscience
  • killed his own brother over a tiny inheritance

Jon Childs

  • an alias used by Tristan Crouch

Joshua “Josh” Gray

  • first appearance in Omens
  • friend of Peter Evans
  • had information that could lead to the real killer of Peter Evans and Jan Gunderson
  • believed that Todd and Pamela Larsen were framed for the murders
  • thought the CIA was after him
  • has a half-sister named Terri
  • former drug dealer who studied graphic design in college
  • murdered because of what Peter Evans told him over 20 years ago
  • killed by his girlfriend Desiree Barbosa while she is under the mind control of Edgar Chandler

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Karen

  • first appearance in Visions
  • secretary of James Mills Morgan Jr.

Ken Perkins

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • thought to be the first victim of the Larsen serial killers
  • murdered along with his fiancee Amanda Mays by Lisa and Mary Tyson in a satanic ritual

Kendrick Walker

  • first appearance in Visions
  • family owns Walker Funeral Homes
  • high-school friend of Macy Shaw

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Larry Knight

  • first appearance in Omens
  • owner of the Corner Diner in Cainsville
  • has lived in Cainsville for only a few years
  • gives Olivia Taylor Jones a job when she first comes to Cainsville
  • has a beefy build and several prison tattoos
  • considered to be too kind and trusting for his own good

Lena Taylor

  • first appearance in Omens
  • adopted mother of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • husband Arthur Jones died of a heart attack a few years ago
  • prominent Chicago philanthropist
  • born into a wealthy, noble family and raised in the upper crust English society
  • selfish, proper and somewhat cold
  • expected her daughter Olivia to live the life of a wealthy socialite
  • not a strong person, unable to handle stress
  • self-centered but not cruel
  • soft British accent
  • ash-blonde hair and green eyes
  • slender build

Letitia Roosevelt Mills

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • wife of wealthy businessman Nathaniel Mills
  • a very young turn of the century socialite
  • distantly related to President Roosevelt
  • drowned by Kelpies in revenge for the Fae deaths her husband had caused
  • pretty, with blonde hair

Lily

  • first appearance in Omens
  • connected to the Satan`s Saints biker gang
  • daughter of Meribeth
  • 18 years old but made up to look older
  • attracted to Ricky Gallagher
  • very immature
  • blonde hair
  • a heavy drinker
  • loud and unpleasant

Lisa Tyson

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • thought to be the second female victim of the serial killers
  • died over 20 years ago, killed along with husband Marty Tyson
  • husband Marty was having an affair with Imogen Seale
  • claimed to know satanic rituals
  • along with her husband Marty killed Amanda Mays and Ken Perkins
  • targeted by the Huntsmen for crimes committed outside of human law
  • killed by Pamela Larsen

Lloergan

  • see Fwnion

Lucy Madole, Doctor

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • in her late 20’s, but looks younger
  • suburban raised and Harvard educated
  • mother Gwen ran a non-profit clinic for street kids
  • family left in debt after their father Grant died of cancer
  • sister of Aunika Madole, wife of Ciro Halloran
  • her family has served the Fae for generations
  • cared for the Lamaie, but wanted to do more with her life
  • murdered in a bad part of town, beaten and stabbed to death near the center for street kids her mother started
  • dark skinned

Lydia

  • first appearance in Omens
  • secretary of Gabriel Walsh
  • worked for the CIA for over 20 years
  • a widowed mother of two, with three grandchildren
  • long-distance dating a record label exec from Sacramento
  • sultry voice
  • 5 foot 9 and striking
  • in her late 60`s
  • dark skin and short, steel gray hair

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Macy Shaw

  • first appearance in Visions
  • a changeling child, switched at birth with Ciara Conway
  • rescued by Olivia Taylor Jones and Ricky Gallagher after she is supposedly kidnapped by Tristan Crouch
  • raised in a family with addiction issues and trouble with the law
  • a nursing student who also studied mortuary science
  • killed and embalmed Ciara Conway
  • working with Tristan Crouch
  • crashed into Gabriel Walsh and Olivia Taylor Jones, tried to kill Gabriel Walsh
  • wants the world to know she was the real Ciara Conway
  • mentally unbalanced
  • shot and injured by Gabriel Walsh before she shoots and kills herself

Margie

  • first appearance in Omens
  • born in Cainsville
  • had been a rebellious, destructive teenager who upset the peace of Cainsville
  • best friend Nathalie died of a drug overdose
  • a wild child who got into drugs and spent 9 years in prison for killing a drug dealer
  • works hard but seems cursed to have everything go wrong
  • fired from her job as a waitress at the Corner Diner
  • in her early 30’s
  • wide hips

Maria

  • first appearance in Omens
  • the middle aged housekeeper for William Evans
  • shot and killed William Evans while under the mind control of Edgar Chandler
  • shot and killed by Olivia Taylor Jones

Martin Lores

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a freelance reporter
  • previously covered several cases handled by Gabriel Walsh
  • pays Gabriel Walsh in exchange for approved interviews with some of his noteworthy clients
  • first reporter granted access to Olivia Taylor Jones after the scandal of her birth parents becomes public

Marty Tyson

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • believed to be the second male victim Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • ex-military
  • killed along with wife Lisa Tyson over 20 years ago
  • had an affair with Imogen Seale
  • along with his wife Lisa killed Amanda Mays and Ken Perkins
  • targeted by the Huntsmen for crimes they had committed outside of human laws
  • killed by Pamela Larsen

Matilda

  • first appearance in Visions
  • the only woman to ride with the Wild Hunt
  • has the blood of both the Cwn Annwn and the Tylwyth Teg
  • caught between two worlds and two loves, Gwynn and Arawn
  • died a fiery death after trying to return to the Fae lands after she rode in one last Hunt
  • in this incarnation, is embodied by Olivia Taylor Jones

Matt

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • a barista at Gabriel and Olivia’s regular coffee shop
  • around 30 years old
  • has blonde hair and light beard

Maura Morgan

  • first appearance in Omens
  • divorced from former Senator James Mills Morgan Sr.
  • unpleasant, cold and controlling
  • manipulative and overbearing
  • son James Mills Morgan killed by Tristan Crouch

Mavis

  • first mentioned
  • an Elder in Cainsville
  • granddaughter is a Wiccan

McNeil

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • had a questionable business relationship with James Morgan

Melanie

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • works at the volunteer women’s center with Olivia Taylor Jones
  • tries to help single mother Cathy find a job

Melanie

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Lamaie
  • determined to find a safe Haven in Cainsville for herself and her damaged sister, Pepper
  • hires the rogue Huntsman to help her in her plot
  • killed Lucy Madole for wanting a life beyond service to the Lamaie
  • arranged for the murders of Rina and Steph, tortured and killed Erin
  • framed Ricky for Ciro Halloran’s crimes to get Oliva’s attention
  • had both Aunika Madole and Olivia Taylor-Jones kidnapped
  • looks around 17 years old, but is much older
  • dark hair and big dark eyes
  • olive skin
  • banished from Cainsville, will not be hunted by the Cwn Annwn if she leaves the state completely

Meribeth

  • first appearance in Omens
  • connected to the Satan`s Saints biker gang
  • mother of Lily

Michael Anderson

  • first appearance in Omens
  • bodyguard for Edgar Chandler
  • tries to kill Olivia Taylor Jones and Gabriel Walsh
  • arrested along with Edgar Chandler
  • died under suspicious circumstances while in the hospital

Michael O’Grady

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • seen in a vision by Olivia Taylor-Jones
  • hunted by the Cwn Annwn in a time past
  • a killer of Fae women

Minnie

  • first appearance in Visions
  • one of the Elders in Cainsville
  • whispery voice

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Napier

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a hunter who worked for wealthy businessman Nathaniel Mills at the turn of the century
  • slicked-back hair and massive sideburns
  • responsible for the deaths of numerous Fae while clearing Nathaniel Mills’ land

Nathalie

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • high school best friend of Margie
  • a troubled teenager who got into drugs
  • died of a drug overdose by age 20

Nathaniel Mills

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • ancestor of James Mills Morgan
  • built an extravagant mansion in Chicago at the turn of the century
  • responsible for the deaths of numerous Fae
  • wife Letitia Roosevelt murdered by Kelpies in revenge for the deaths he caused
  • driven from his home, which fell into ruin

Neil Leacock

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • former campaign manager of U.S. Senator James Mills Morgan Sr.
  • grooming James Mills Morgan Jr. to follow his father’s footsteps into politics

Nelson Rivers

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • legal client of Gabriel Walsh
  • found guilty of killing his long-time business partner
  • tried unsuccessfully to dissolve his victim’s body
  • sentenced to 20 years in jail

Niles Gunderson

  • first appearance in Omens
  • around 70 years old
  • educated and well employed
  • father of murdered Jan Gunderson and Anna Gunderson
  • son Christian Gunderson committed suicide
  • life destroyed after the deaths of his children
  • wife died three years ago
  • mentally unstable
  • tried to kill Olivia Taylor Jones
  • gnarled and rheumy, tall and stooped over
  • killed by his neighbor, who was brainwashed by Edgar Chandler
  • body discovered by Olivia Taylor Jones

-O-

Olivia Taylor-Jones

  • first appearance in Omens
  • born Eden Tiffany Larsen, biological daughter of Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • parents sent to prison for committing 8 counts of murder
  • adopted by the wealthy Lena Taylor and Arthur Jones when she was 2 years old
  • grew up in a wealthy, privileged family in Chicago
  • set to inherit a large trust fund when she turns 25
  • lived the perfect life, but always felt like there was more
  • not close to her mother, but very close to her adopted father
  • good at problem solving and investigating
  • has the ability to do what she needs to do to survive
  • has a vast repository of hereditary memories that come upon her like visions
  • able to pick up visions from objects and from reading the Fae
  • has always tried to hide her superstitious side
  • begins to hear warnings and see signs of death and danger
  • is an embodiment of Matilda, with both Cwn Annwn and Tylwyth Teg blood
  • forms an investigative partnership with Gabriel Walsh, gets her private investigator’s license
  • broke up with fiancee James Morgan after news of her birth parents became public
  • working towards her private investigator’s license
  • has the blood of both the Cwn Annwn and the Tylwyth Teg, is more Fae than human
  • mother Pamela Larsen made a deal with the Huntsmen that healed Olivia of her severe Spina Bifida
  • 24 years old
  • ash-blonde hair
  • piercing green eyes
  • in a relationship with Ricky Gallagher

Owen Carew

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • former resident of Cainsville
  • ancestor of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • husband of Glenys Carew, grandfather of Daere Jean Carew

-P-

Palmer

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a cult deprogrammer hired by James Morgan to save Olivia Taylor Jones from Gabriel Walsh’s influence
  • stabbed in the side by Olivia Taylor Jones
  • a balding man in his 30’s

Pamela Bowen Larsen

  • first appearance in Omens
  • birth mother of Olivia Taylor Jones/Eden Larsen
  • born on the same day, in the same hospital, as her husband Todd Larsen
  • family originally from Cainsville
  • has Tylwyth Teg blood
  • a former school teacher
  • arrested in 1990, convicted along with her husband Todd Larsen of killing 4 young couples
  • killed Marty and Lisa Tyson, Eddie Hilton and Stacey Pasolini so that the Huntsmen would cure daughter Olivia of severe Spina Bifida
  • has been able to see past Fae glamour since childhood, has an intense hatred of the Fae
  • conspired with Tristan Crouch to have James killed and frame Gabriel for the murder
  • 45 years old
  • has money from a sizable family inheritance
  • pretty, with shoulder-length graying dark hair
  • dark, blue-green eyes
  • 5 foot 7 and somewhat plump

Patrick

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Bocan, or Hobgoblin
  • known for causing mischief, a trickster
  • biological father of Gabriel Walsh
  • a published author of 6 paranormal romance books
  • has written under various pseudonyms over the course of several decades
  • spends most of his days writing at the Corner Diner
  • contentious relationship with the Elders of Cainsville
  • looks to be in his early 20’s, but is at least 300 years old
  • dark hair and eyes
  • lean face
  • rich tenor voice
  • attractive, but somehow unsettling
  • not someone to be dismissed

Penny

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • assistant of James Mills Morgan Jr.

Pepper

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a Lamaie, works as a prostitute to get the energy to survive
  • from the same family as Melanie
  • small and delicate, with straight dark hair and a solemn face
  • damaged after being held and abused by one of her clients
  • has an almost blank, empty expression
  • both her mind and her glamour are broken
  • can no longer regulate her own body temperature, always cold and shivering
  • ice-cold scaly skin, snake-like greenish yellow slitted eyes
  • rarely speaks anymore, but follows orders like a child
  • condition deteriorating, unable to care for herself
  • taken to Cainsville for protection, allowed to stay even after Melanie is banished

Peter

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • a weak incarnation of Gwynn
  • appears in a vision of Olivia Taylor-Jones’
  • was about 16 or 17 years old in the 1950’s
  • small and dark haired
  • friends with Matilda’s incarnation Alice since childhood
  • shot Arawn’s incarnation Carl in the back

Peter Evans

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • father William Evans worked for the CIA, experimenting with mind control
  • had been a bit of a playboy before becoming engaged to Jan Gunderson
  • murdered along with fiancee Jan Gunderson
  • death blamed on Todd and Pamela Larsen, but was actually caused by his father’s connection to the CIA

Peter Marks

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • Larry Knight’s landlord for the Corner Diner in Cainsville

-Q-

-R-

Ransom

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • a prison guard at the facility where Edgar Chandler is held
  • a Cwn Annwn, or Huntsman
  • looks around 30, but is much older
  • gave Edgar Chandler the cyanide he used to kill himself

Ricky Gallagher

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a road captain of the Satan`s Saints biker club
  • son of club leader Don Gallagher
  • mother a Doctor in Philadelphia
  • working on his MBA at the University of Chicago
  • charming, determined and hard to resist when he wants something
  • has Cwn Annwn blood, a version of the King of the Underworld, Arawn
  • feels a connection to the Hounds, has both enhanced night vision and stealth
  • 22 years old, but seems much more mature
  • determined to not repeat the mistakes of Matilda, Arawn, and Gwynn
  • has always known that he could not have Olivia for his own
  • steps back to allow Olivia to be with Gabriel, but determined to remain friends
  • Hollywood handsome
  • six feet tall and well built
  • has four tattoos, all to mark something special in his life
  • hazel eyes
  • tousled blonde hair curling over his collar
  • cleft chin and a dimple
  • in a relationship with Olivia Taylor Jones

Rina

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Lamaie who caused trouble with other Fae
  • worked as a prostitute to syphon off enough energy to survive
  • from the same family as Steph
  • murdered by Ciro Halloran

Rob

  • first appearance in Betrayals
  • dated Aunika Madole

Robert Sheehan

  • first mentioned in Visions
  • a Changeling child in the late 1960’s
  • had been severely troubled
  • told his parents stories of a Fae world
  • grandmother a first-generation Irish immigrant

Roger

  • first appearance in Visions
  • one of the Elders in Cainsville
  • volunteers at the police station

Rosalyn Z. Razvan

  • see Rose Walsh

Rose Walsh

  • first appearance in Omens
  • aunt of Seanna Walsh, great-aunt of Gabriel Walsh
  • fortune teller and palm reader in Cainsville, using the name Rosalyn Z. Razvan
  • highly observant and somewhat nosy, but has some true psychic ability
  • very skilled in reading people and situations
  • raised to not question what is behind the facade of Cainsville
  • a folklore expert
  • wanted to take Gabriel Walsh away from his drug addicted mother and raise him herself
  • brown belt in karate
  • has bobbed black hair frosted with white
  • pale white skin, red lips, blue eyes
  • elegant and refined looking
  • looks to be in her late 50’s
  • almost 6 feet tall and sturdily built, with a military stiff-posture

Ruben Fuentes

  • first appearance in Visions
  • Chicago police detective
  • a competent investigator

-S-

Seanna Walsh

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • mother of Gabriel Walsh
  • a drug addict who made her living as a pickpocket
  • would do anything to support her drug habit
  • cunning and calculating
  • put her survival and her additions above all else, including her son
  • around 5 foot 10, but emaciated
  • haggard features
  • light gray blue eyes
  • wavy black hair

Stacey Pasolini

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • killed by Pamela Larsen
  • murdered along with Eddie Hilton
  • targeted by the Huntsmen for crimes they had committed outside of human laws

Steph

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Lamaie who causes trouble with other Fae
  • worked as a prostitute to syphon off enough energy to survive
  • from the same family as Rina
  • murdered by Ciro Halloran

Sue Masters

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • lives in Cainsville
  • notable for having a hairy mole
  • married to Bob Masters

Susie

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • a waitress at the Corner Diner in Cainsville

-T-

Terri

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • half sister of Joshua Gray
  • a college student
  • in her 20`s

Tim Marlotte

  • first appearance in Omens
  • lives in Wicker Park, Illinois
  • recently gave up his job as a banker to become a sculptor
  • former best friend of Christian Gunderson
  • had been engaged to Jan Gunderson as a young man
  • knew he was gay even while he was engaged to Jan Gunderson, but hid his homosexuality for over 20 years
  • has a neatly trimmed beard

Toby

  • first mentioned in Betrayals
  • a human teenager in love with Lamaie prostitute Damara
  • a small-time hustler

Todd Larsen

  • first appearance in Omens
  • birth father of Olivia Taylor Jones/Eden Larsen
  • has Cwn Annwn blood
  • quiet and kind, always tried to do the right thing
  • worked as a carpenter
  • born on the same day, in the same hospital, as his wife Pamela Larsen
  • convicted at age 26, along with his wife Pamela Larsen, of killing 4 young couples
  • concerned only with the welfare of his family, not himself
  • refused the Huntsmen’s offer to cure Olivia of Spina Bifida in exchange for his committing murder
  • felt he owed Pamela his loyalty, because her actions healed Olivia
  • wife Pamela Larsen killed Marty and Lisa Tyson, Eddie Hilton and Stacey Pasolini
  • 45 years old, but looks younger
  • longish shaggy blonde hair
  • around 5 foot 10, lean and wiry
  • green eyes and a crooked smile

Tommy Shaw

  • first appearance in Visions
  • brother of Macy Shaw and Jackie Shaw
  • long history of arrests for drugs, assault and larceny
  • 27 years old

Tristan Crouch

  • first appearance in Visions
  • also uses the alias Jon Childs
  • a Spriggan
  • has the ability to mentally influence others
  • can seemingly blend into his surroundings and disappear
  • provides James Mills Morgan with confidential files on Gabriel Walsh and Ricky Gallagher
  • working with Macy Shaw
  • uses the dead body of Ciara Conway to torment Olivia Taylor Jones
  • compelled James Mills Morgan to stalk Olivia, making him believe she was in danger from Gabriel Walsh
  • killed James Mills Morgan, tried to frame Gabriel Walsh for the crime
  • tries to compel Gabriel Walsh to kill Ricky Gallagher
  • has turned everyone against each other, trying to cause chaos
  • vanished from jail after he confesses to the murder of James Mills Morgan
  • will be dealt with by the Cwn Annwn
  • looks to be in his mid 20’s
  • reedy and pale, with brown hair

Trudy

  • first mentioned in Omens
  • 70 years old
  • a waitress at the Corner Diner for many years

-U-

-V-

Veronica

  • first appearance in Omens
  • one of the Elders of Cainsville
  • paints in the park
  • an amateur historian
  • a pagan
  • volunteers at the police station

-W-

Wallace

  • first appearance in Visions
  • member of the Satan`s Saints biker gang
  • sergeant at arms
  • Don Gallagher’s right hand man and main enforcer
  • clean cut
  • well over 6 feet tall and well muscled

Walter Clark

  • first appearance in Omens
  • husband of Ida Clark
  • one of the elders of Cainsville
  • a Tylwyth Teg

Webster, Doctor

  • first appearance in Visions
  • a doctor in Cainsville

William

  • first appearance in Deceptions
  • appears in a vision of Olivia Taylor Jones
  • a hardworking, religious man in his late 20’s
  • had a child who suffered from physical ailments because of being of Fae blood

William Evans

  • first appearance in Omens
  • son Peter Evans wrongly believed to be a victim of Todd and Pamela Larsen
  • nearly 70 years old
  • worked for the CIA under Edgar Chandler, involved in experiments on mind control
  • studied serial killers
  • works as a clinical psychologist, well respected in his field
  • had been a therapist for Jan Gunderson before her murder
  • founded a charity in his son’s name to offer grief counseling to victims of violent crimes
  • thick set and still well muscled
  • iron gray military-short hair
  • soft spoken
  • shot and killed by his housekeeper Maria while she is under the influence of the mind control of Edgar Chandler

-X-

-Y-

Yvonne Escoda

  • first appearance in Omens
  • a Chicago doctor
  • father had been the primary physician of Eden Larsen up until she was 2 years old

-Z-

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