Kevin T. Collins, Erin deWard & Noah Michael Levine
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…
About the Author
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart, Mr. Jeff, her husband of thirty years.
Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers.
Released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand-alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved headfirst into the world of romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five-novel INFIDELITY series.
Aleatha has entered the traditional world of publishing with Thomas and Mercer with her LIGHT series. The first of that series, INTO THE LIGHT, was published in the summer of 2016. Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America.
Into the Light
Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Into the Light is a dark thriller written by Aleatha Romig. It’s really two stories in one book the first story is about Stella a feisty, take no nonsense, news reporter. Stella’s best friend Maggie has gone missing and as an investigative reporter, she is hot on the trail. Stella will leave no stone unturned trying to figure out what happened to Maggie, helping her with this endeavor is her boy toy not quite boyfriend. Dylan is a police detective and he tries desperately to keep Stella safe.
Stella is somewhat arrogant and doesn’t pay him much heed when he asks her to be careful. He asks to be kept in the loop while she’s sleuthing about. Dylan pleads with her to let him know where she’s going so that he can either be there to help protect her or just so that he knows where she’s going in case there’s a problem. Stella does none of those things, she’s the type of person who, if you tell her to do something, she’s going to do the exact opposite and of course that gets Stella into a lot of hot water.
The second story deals with Sara, now I’m warning you this part of the story is pretty dark. Sara’s been an accident, we don’t know what type of accident she’s been in. Sara wakes up in a hospital room, blindfolded and suffering from amnesia. In the room with her is husband, Jacob along with some church elders.
Sara discovers she is part of a religious cult. She doesn’t recall any of this and whenever she asks her husband questions about her past or what happened to her, he tells her that she doesn’t need to know. She just needs to listen to him, obey him and not ask any questions. Sara has an inquisitive nature, she has an innate sense of curiosity so she can’t help but ask questions. So, even though her husband and the church elders have told her, ‘look don’t ask any questions If you continue to ask questions will have to “correct” you’. Well correcting in this instance is corporal punishment and let’s just say that Sara’s inability to keep her mouth shut puts her on the receiving “end” of her husband’s punishment. Jacob is a hard taskmaster, demanding that she conform to the cults strict rules.
Sara has an inquisitive nature, she has an innate sense of curiosity so she can’t help but ask questions. So, even though her husband and the church elders have told her, ‘look don’t ask any questions If you continue to ask questions will have to “correct” you’. Well correcting in this instance is corporal punishment and let’s just say that Sara’s inability to keep her mouth shut puts her on the receiving “end” of her husband’s punishment. Jacob is a hard taskmaster, demanding that she conform to the cults strict rules.
To its credit, the book does explain the reasoning behind the corporal punishment at the end of the book, but if you have triggers, you may want to skip this one! Please don’t leave comments below saying that violence is never right, corporal punishment is never okay, I’m not saying that it’s okay, I’m just saying I… understand.
This book has the dreaded cliffhanger but this one is well done and it does tie up a lot of loose ends, but it leaves things open for the next book in the series Away from the Dark.
This book is a five-star read and the narration is an ensemble cast featuring Kevin T Collins, Erin deWard and Noah Michael Levine and they are fantastic! The audio quality is perfection too.
Here’s a clip of the audiobook!