Into The Light (The Light Series #1) by Aleatha Romig
Published by Thomas & Mercer
Published 14 June 2016
Kindle owner’s lending library
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
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…
An impenetrable fog cloaked the woman’s thoughts, seeping into her being, blinding and erasing everything she’d ever known.
WHAT I THOUGHT
Into the Light messed with my head. Seriously. I need therapy after this and a lot of hugs and some chocolate and maybe a shotgun or two. I am extremely creeped out and unsettled after reading this book. It will stay in my head for a long time. Into the Light has all the ingredients for a brilliant read – creepy cult, brainwashing, car crash that may not be an accident, domestic violence, creepy cult, creepy cult – did I mention the creepy cult and how the wives need to obey their creepy husband’s or they need to be corrected (aka beaten up) and all the creepiness? Mixed in with all this crazy stuff is a police investigation into several missing women which seems set to have shady connections with the creepy cult. Into the Light is one twisted, brilliant book. I need to read the sequel to get all the answers. I can’t wait. The characters are well written and I liked the fact you get the story told from different viewpoints. Sara is the best character. I really felt for her, losing her memory in the possibly staged car accident, discovering just what being a member of the cult means and struggling with her conflicting emotions. I’d highly recommend Into the Light.