Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.
Stella Montgomery investigates the news from the mean streets of Detroit, where she's noticed a disturbing trend: Young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella digs for answers - despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend - following a twisted trail that leads her through the city's most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.
As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she's awakened to - an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience - and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can't recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price....
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"Very thought provoking... And disturbing..."
I think all of the narrators gave an excellent performance.
Wow. This is one of those books that makes you sit back and think "What would I do?". It is so realistic that it stays with you after you have completed the book. It's kind of like the Stepford Wives meet a religious zealot. The story unfolds through Sara, her "husband" Jacob and reporter Stella whose friend went missing a year earlier. Sara and Jacob live in a community where wives are whipped with a belt for infractions of the rules - like asking questions about their husband 's decisions. About half way through I thought I had it figured out but I was WRONG!
Book is Excellent and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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"This novel ends without resolution; a wild ride!"
Into the Light is the first book in a serialized series. Away From the Dark, Book 2 in the Light series, will be released on October 18, 2016. This is a dark and disturbing novel about a religious cult that kidnaps women to be the wives of some of the leaders; there also appears to be other illegal operations. I did not suspect the twist at the end of this novel. There is lots of suspense throughout, but the suspense peaks at the very end of the novel. The three narrators are superb.
"Into the Light will may my top ten list"
Into the Light delivered a twisted tale of manipulation, forbidden passion and mystery as author Aleatha Romig takes us to the streets of Detroit and the remote wilderness of Alaska as she weaves a captivating story that will grab the reader and leave them begging for more.
The characters: Sara awakens blind and injured. She remembers nothing, not even the color of her hair. Her husband and friends aid her in her recovery but she is shocked to discover she and her husband are members of the Light an oppressive group led by Father Gabriel. Women do not question and rely on their husband’s wisdom, guidance and correction. Eek gads, time spent in this cult was riveting. It is evident that the author did extensive research regarding cults and she highlighted all aspects of this way of life. Jacob Adam Sara’s husband is a pilot and member of the upper echelon of The Light. His relationship with Sara, the delegation and his inner thoughts shed light on the inner workings of The Light. He cares for Sara, and his need to protect her made him appealing. From the onset, I liked Stella our investigator. Despite warnings, she will not dodge her instincts and she is determined to find her missing friend and discover who is murdering young women.
Into the Light has three narrators each assigned a voice and this choice only enhanced my enjoyment. Through their tones and inflection, the reader picks up subtle clues and foreshadowing. Romig weaved mystery and suspense surrounding a cult known as The Light. Brilliantly executed, Into the Light immediately pulled me in as we met Sarah Adams. The author then shared perspectives from husband Jacob and Stella Montgomery an investigative journalist in Detroit. The different perspectives quickly drew me in and allowed me to begin piecing things together. Romig then delivered answers in bursts that left me holding my breath, shouting I knew it and screaming for the next book. The tale ends on a cliffhanger that will have you jumping out of your seat and eager for the next book.
At a little under fourteen hours, I devoured Into the Light. It was nerve wracking. I found myself holding my breath and stopping everything I was doing to hear each word. Whether you read or listen to this tale, I can promise you one heck of a ride. Each carefully crafted thread unravels flawlessly as it promises the reader thrills, chills and complicated emotions. You will scream in protest at the outlandish practices of the cult even as you become caught up in the romance between Sara and Jacob. Twisted, dark and completely addictive I cannot wait to listen to Away from the Dark.
"Any chance I got I listened to this one!"
This book was GREAT, but then the ending floored me!!! There better be a sequel or I will be so disappointed!!
"Loved this book"
I was very pleased with every aspect of this book. Loved the story line as well as the twists and unexpected turns.
The Light definitely kept me coming back for more. I listen to my audio books during my commute, I could not wait to get in my car in the morning and evening to hear what would happen next!
Not really sure I have a favorite, loved it all.
I did have an extreme reaction to the end!! I did not realized this was just the first book in the series, the writer leaves you hanging!! I cannot not wait for the next book, I hope it is soon!!!
Told from multiple view points it's really two stories in one. Stella is a feisty, take no nonsense reporter whose best friend has disappeared. Hot on the trail she's hunting down leads while Dylan a police officer and her boy toy tries desperately to keep her safe. Of course Stella is hardheaded and her rashness gets her into serious trouble.
The second story deals with Sarah who has been in an accident and loses her memory. Caught up in a cult the only one she has to rely on Jacob her husband and he is a hard taskmaster, insisting that she conform to the cults strict rules without question.
There is a cliffhanger but it ends well and I look forward to the conclusion.
Warning there is corporal punishment involved.
"5 Mind-blowing stars!"
I would recommend this book to a friend because it's a captivating read.
I'd compare this book to any other Aleatha Romig book because it's as suspenseful, complex, shockingly twisty-turny and engrossing as all her other books.
I loved Sara!
No, this book didn't make me laugh or cry, but it did make me think, ALOT, and it made me sad for certain characters at times.
The storyline was really intriguing and had me listening non-stop. I couldn't get to the end fast enough. Now the next book in this series can't come fast enough!
"Best listen so far!!!!!!!!"
First by this author and already listened to Insidious but this book is even better!!!!! this book is AMAZING!! not sure how I will wait until the second book to come out in October.
I can say I figured out ONE thing only on this book but the BOOM at the end!!! NO clue! I was totally blindsided by it....
If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh at the ridiculous way of how these women need to ASK a man for permission to SPEAK, you will feel for Sarah and Stella and Jacob and even Raquel....... GIVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE.........
"TWISTED, A LITTLE SCARY, THRILLING AND OH SO GOOD!"
Stella Montgomery is an investigative journalist. Her best friend is missing and women keep showing up in the morgue. As Stella gets too close in her investigation she to disappears.
Stella wakes up in a clinic with a man named Jacob telling her he is her husband that her name is Sarah Adams and they are members of The Light. He tells her she was in an auto accident. Her leg is broke and she has a few cracked ribs, lots of contusions, and her eyes are bandaged. Shes told her eyes were injured by fire from the auto accident. She also doesn't remember her life as Stella Montgomery or the auto accident.
She doesn't remember the auto accident because it never happened.....
This story kept me entertained, guessing, trying to figure out events. It drew me in and I couldn't put it down. It was full of mystery, suspense, sex, violence and mean people.
Kevin T. Collins, Erin deWard, and Noah Michael Levine gave an all consuming performance.
Aleatha Romig has written a captivating thriller that will keep you interested to the end. Luckily the second book comes out next week.
Absolutely worth credit/$$.
"Into the Light"
The story is amazing! The narrators did a fantastic job! The author is one of the best story tellers I've had the pleasure of reading. This is a must read/listen to! There should be a 6 star option!
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