INTO THE LIGHT
By Aleatha Romig
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: June 14, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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…
Published through Thomas and Mercer and scheduled to be released June 14, 2016
TWINSIE DEB’S REVIEW
So… THIS BOOK SCARED THE SHIT OUTTA ME!!! This is was way out of my comfort zone fer sure, but holy hell, whadda ride! It’s bizarre, it’s scary, it’s funny (sort of), and it’s a total mindfuck! I still don’t know my own ass from a hole in the ground at this point!
Sara wakes up in a hospital/clinic kinda thing in northern Alaska as a member of The Light religious cult and she’s all banged up and blindfolded due to injuries to her eyes. She doesn’t remember anything. Not her name, not her family, and nothing about her past. I mean NOTHING! She has to rely on the people around her to fill her in on her life, her love, and her existence. Scary shit! At the same time Sara’s story is going on we have Stella who is an investigative reporter in Detroit and she’s investigating her friend, Mindy’s disappearance. Stella is ballsy and bold and won’t take no for an answer. She’ll stop at nothing to uncover the wrong doings and shady operation of Father Gabriel and The Light.
Dylan is a badass Detroit cop and he’s also Stella’s boyfriend, for now. He seems to be genuinely concerned for Stella and he’s constantly warning her off the bad neighborhoods of Detroit. It’s seems that’s where all the juicy stories come from so that’s where you’ll find Stella most days. Now Jacob is the assumed husband of Sara. He’s there when she wakes up in the clinic and tries to be there every step of the way during her recovery. He seems like a good guy, but I’m still on the fence with this one. Please Aleatha, stop messing with my mind!
The supporting character cast is vast. So many people who belong to this “Light” cult and most are not so good, at least in my opinion. Two people in particular that stands out and make me want to put Nair in their shampoo bottle and Ex-Lax in their food is Sister Lilith and Brother Timothy. They are sneaky and manipulative and I just want to burn them at the stake.
So, I know my review seems to be all over the place… but this book has my mind reeling. I don’t know who to trust. I don’t know if I love it or hate it. And I don’t know if Aleatha is slowly trying to drive me insane with this one! Who knows… all I know is the storyline is crazy good. The pacing is fast and on point. The characters are all likeable and realistic. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Away from the Dark which is coming out in (I believe) September 2016.
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 romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be 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.