Fly Girl’s Review: Quick 4-6 hour read. Be prepared to get caught up.
Propeller Rating: 4 of 4
I simply couldn’t wait to pick up this book and read it. I think I binge read it in a couple of days. The best part is if you read the first one, this is just as good…perhaps even better. To be able to pick this one up, you have to read book one Into the Light or you won’t understand the story line. There were a few twists and turns in book 1, but book 2 has at least twice that many. There were points where I said, “Didn’t see that coming.” So be prepared.
Aleatha takes the romantic relationship to a new level with the Sara and Jacob and gives us the full backstory for both. She also fills in many gaps and develops characters that were more minor in nature in the first book. The way she weaves the different characters together and keeps the story moving, she had to have outlined the story from start to finish. I just can’t see this being put together on the fly. Her organization of when the story moves forward and when you have a lull (to take a reading break) is pretty sharp.
I love her details of the scene and her facial expression descriptions are right on. It’s as if you are in the scene. She also gives a great chapter delineation by character, but seemlessly switches between the characters and doesn’t back track in the story. How she does that is beyond me. In book 1 she was good, but in book 2 she is great. We also get more fo the Cult story and how the mind control is managed. It is an interesting concept she writes, but it’s believable. When haven’t you just wanted to give up all control and worry to someone else. How simple life would be.
So I have to say, I’ve loved this series from the start and can’t wait to read book 3. Oooh Yah,…there’s a book three. That’s all the spoiler I’m going to give you.
Propeller Rating: 4 of 4
Women are disappearing. What is happening when they step into The Light?
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 what other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the mort 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.
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INTO THE LIGHT (THE LIGHT #1)
An investigator’s search for a friend draws her into a world darker than she could have imagined.
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…
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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 and husband of nearly 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 a 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. Aleatha 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 head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.