Monday, October 3, 2016

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW FOR - INTO THE LIGHT - BY ALEATHA ROMIG

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DESCRIPTION:

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…
 

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

Where do I even start?  I am still trying to wrap my head around this book.  I will never, ever understand how anyone can get sucked into a cult.  Maybe, it's because I am way to opinionated, and strong willed to EVER bend to another's will for any thing.  Yet, it happens.  Over and over and happens and people give up their own will.

This book is a prime example of this.  Sara wakes up in the hospital with no reminder of who she is or where she came from.  A man sitting next to her bed claims to be her husband Jacob, yet she doesn't even know who he is.  

Sara isn't suppose to talk, and her eyes are hurt and covered, so she cannot see.  When Jacob tells her that she is only allowed to talk to him, she is confused but does, since she cannot talk anyway.  When people come to question Sara about how she ended up in the hospital, Jacob answerer's for her.  She was suppose to squeeze Jacobs hand once for yes, and twice for no.  When she does this she realizes that Jacob isn't answering the right way.  She cannot talk and gets more confused.

The very first thought I had was "she's part of a cult".  Well, little by little things come out, and it's obvious she is part of a cult.  She just doesn't realize that she is.  She is confronted by many people and "indoctrinated" again, since she has no memories of what happened.  

I don't even know what to say.  I couldn't stop listening to this book.  My head is still tripping.  Cult mentality is bizarre on so many levels.  

This book ends with a cliffhanger, that made me want to just scream.  (in a good way....I guess ;)).  The second one comes out soon, and I will definitely be listening to that one.  This book takes you on a mind trip, and then leaves you hanging.  It's fantastic!  

So many things are happening in this book, and I want to explain more of my feelings, but it's impossible to put them in words right now.  It was wonderful.  That's all that really matters...right?!

Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Content:  Some language, and some talk of sex, and actual sex.  Sometimes its very descriptive.  It is definitely for adults in my opinion.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Aleatha Romig
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

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 was 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.