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Into the Light (The Light #1) by Aleatha Romig

Into the Light Book Cover Into the Light
The Light Duet #1
Aleatha Romig
Fiction, Mystery
Thomas & Mercer
June 14th 2016

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…

ARIANNA’s review

Mrs. Romig simply blew me away with this first installment in her newest series entitled ‘The Light’. I have to admit I rarely read mystery/thrillers, but dayum, I have to say I really enjoyed this one. To be honest I was at the edge of my seat from the very beginning until the end and yeah, I enjoyed every minute of this suspenseful romantic thriller. I’ve read several books by this author, so I can totally say she’s an amazing storyteller and I love reading her twisted stories, so trust me when I say ‘Into the Light’ is her best work to date. Well, at least in my humble opinion.

‘Into the Light’ tells the story of Stella Montgomery, an investigate reporter who’s determined to find out what happened with her best friend who disappeared several weeks ago. She fallows a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she finds out about ‘The Light’, a strange organization led by Father Gabriel.

“I was captive in a life I detested from the depths of my soul. I completely understood why I didn’t remember: I didn’t want to.”

Sara Adams wakes up in a hospital with amnesia, eye damage and without properly using her voice. She finds out she is married with Jacob Adams, both being part of a religious cult named ‘The Light’, but the strange thing is that Sara doesn’t remember Jocob or any other women or men from the cult, not even the enigmatic Father Gabriel, their leader. In order to survive, Sara will have to learn the ways of her (new) life and all the religious teachings.

What a ride this first installment turned out to be! Seriously, Mrs. Romig delivered such a gripping, intriguing read. ‘Into the Light’ will make you question everything, will held your attention from start to finish and will make you appreciate this author and her writing more, because let me tell you, her writing was flawless and her storytelling was as fantastic as always. The plot is layered and thickens with every chapter as the story unfolds which I really loved. I have to admit I figured out some things pretty early, but there were many others that really shocked me and made me question everything. I’m sure the multitude of twists and revelations will blow your mind.

I loved the fact the story was told from multiple POV. In my opinion a multiple POV was the right choice for a story as complex as this one. All three POVs were interesting, well written and I really enjoyed all of them. Both main and side characters were fantastically portrayed, fascinating and I can’t wait to read more about them.

Keep in mind that this first installment ends with a huge cliffhanger that left me with my mouth hanging open, so if you can’t handle these kind of endings, my advice is to wait for the second book. The mystery, the suspense and also the romantic aspect made this story a total winner for me, so if you want to be blow away, I highly recommend this one. Needless to say I’m dying to read the second and final installment!