Nine months ago Sara Adams awoke with no memory. The man holding her hand told her she's a member of The Light, a tight-knit religious group led by the terrifying and charismatic Father Gabriel. As a woman in the community of The Light, her duty is to be unquestionably obedient and to submit to the will of her husband.
But as Sara's memory starts to return and she remembers her past, she sees that everything she's been told is a lie. The Light is an insidious and dangerous organization, and its corrupting influence reaches well beyond the confines of the remote campus where Sara is being held.
With everything at stake, Sara struggles to sort out her true memories from her indoctrination. The desire to escape consumes her, but who can she trust? And which other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the more it becomes clear that Jacob, the man who calls himself her husband, is keeping shattering secrets of his own.
But Sara cannot flee alone, leaving innocents behind. She must fight to extinguish The Light.
©2016 Aleatha Romig (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Aleatha Romig is one of my favourite author. I have read all her books and will continue to do so with her upcoming series. She never disappointment me. Her stories reels you in wanting more and can't wait to read the next or series that follows. I hope their is a book 3 with the Light series.
"Liars and Polar Bears and Cults... Oh My!"
WOW! This is one incredibly good book. The story is nail bitingly taughtly told and covers all characters points of view to make this a very realistic story. This is book is part two and the series should be read in order. This is told so well that it makes it very believable, an almost ripped from the headlines cult run by a psychopathic misogynist. The women are so poorly treated it made my blood boil. For a book to elicit this kind of reaction from me makes it an exception.
The three narrators did an Excellent job.
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"If you dislike dark novels look elsewhere!"
What a great story! This novel is the sequel to Into the Light which MUST be listened to first; think of them as one long novel. Away From the Dark is profane, sexually explicit, very dark, and WONDERFUL. It reminds me a lot of JA Redmerski's In The Company of Killers series. Narration with 3 narrators is superb. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
So, take a cult, escapees, the government, and the police... squish them altogether into the thriller of the year, and you MIGHT have some idea of the scope of this story. Seriously, I have some friends who were "lost" to a religious cult for a time, and I never could have imagined anything quite like this.
"Brilliant, suspenseful and engaging this romantic"
In Away from the Dark, Sara begins to regain her memories, and finds herself confused, especially when it comes to her feelings for Jacob. We as the listener/reader know all about Jacob, but Sara only knows what he and those from the Light have shared. Their attraction and feelings are genuine only complicating things, particularly for Jacob. Romig does an excellent job of fleshing out the characters and making their actions believable.
I found myself holding my breath as the author notched up the tension. She drew the characters closer together as they faced exposure. The twists and turns kept me listening into the wee hours. I was anxious about the couple and feared for their very lives. It was brilliant and addictive.
I enjoyed the suspense angle immensely. Those dealing with the inner workings of the cult were downright chilling. It provided us with an inside look into these groups and the tactics they use. I appreciated that the author showed why people are drawn to them in addition to showcasing the corruption at the head of these groups. Father Gabriel and his disciples gave me the chills, and I hung on every morsel.
David LeDoux, Erin deWard, and Kevin T. Collins narrated giving us the perspectives of Jacob, Sara and those of Dylan. They were all impressive allowing me to connect to each character.
Do not skip the Epilogue…OMG. While the story of Sara and Jacob is over, I am sincerely hoping we get more stories about the Light.
"Started off well ..."
This story started off so well, but by three quarters of the way through I couldn't wait for it to be over.
"Loved this book and the author"
Could not put down the light and away from the dark I read both books in one week
This book is as good, - if not better -as the first one. Totally recommend it.
"Why is this not a Movie?"
Yes, the story completly changed from what I thought it would be.
The different voices helped picture who I was seeing in my head. It helped that they sounded younger.
Absolutely, I wish I could keep listening all day.
I have never read a better sequel to a book. The second on way so much better than the first one. I keep telling everyone about it, and trying not to give to much away is difficult. It is one of my favorite books now. These are the first books I have read from this author, and I'm excited to read more.
loved this series. seriously couldn't stop listening. So happy I came across this. definitely worth your credit
The story is full of twists and turns! The author is amazing and the narrators did a fantastic job!
"Aleatha does it again another explosive book with intrigue, a dark side & romance all rolled into one. Epic"
As usual Aleatha Romig story telling is out of this world. She had me at the edge of my seat from start to finish. The intricate story line what a plot. I can't wait for her next book.aleatha does it again
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