Monday, November 14, 2016

Into The Light Review

Title:  Into The Light
Series:  The Light #1
Author:  Aleatha Romig
Publisher:  Thomas & Mercer
Release Date:  June 14, 2016

My Rating:  4 Mind Controlling 's

*Many thanks to the author & publisher for a copy of this book for review via Netgally.

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 on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—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…

Aleatha Romig is a master at dark, twisted, shocking reads, and Into The Light is no exception!  Mystery, suspense, deceit, and lies propel this story through twists and turns you won't see coming.  Every reader should experience it first-hand so I'll only offer a brief "set-up" and encourage you to delve into this dark, convoluted read yourself.

Sara Adams awakens in the hospital frightened and confused after a horrific accident.  Her eyes are bandaged, her voice damaged, and she has total amnesia - no memory of her former or present life, including her husband, Jacob who is by her bedside.  She struggles to accept the word of her husband and the teachings of "The Light", a religious cult they have apparently joined.  Despite her inner voice warning her something isn't right, she has no choice but to accept the things she's told as truth and thus begins her new life.

Stella Montgomery is an investigative reporter digging into the mysterious disappearance of young women in a seedy part of town.  She is fearful her missing best friend may have become a victim of whatever horrific fate these women suffered.  In the course of her investigation, she uncovers a link to a dark organization led by the hypnotic Father Gabriel and begins a dangerous investigation into "The Light".

Into The Light is a twisted, dark journey through the mind-controlling world of cults.  Most are on a quest for truth & understanding - to become "enlightened" - but at what cost?  Told from three different flawlessly woven point of views, the plot thickens as secrets are revealed and the suspense builds to heart attack mode.  A strong, intriguing support cast will leave you wondering who you should or shouldn't trust as you work your way through this complex puzzle piece by piece.  Just beware that the ending is a cliffhanger - you'll want the second book, Away From The Dark, close by!  Another Page Burner by one of my favorite authors!

My Rating:  4 Mind Controlling 's . . . And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart . . . xxx


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