by Aleatha Romig
Series: The Light #2
Published by: Audible
Narrator: David LeDoux, Erin deWard, Kevin T. Collins
Length: 12 hours and 40 minutes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 4.5
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 which other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the more 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.
Away from the Dark is the second book in The Light duology by author Aleatha Romig. Once again I chose to listen to on audio. Brilliant, suspenseful and engaging this romantic suspense thrusts us back into the cult known as the Light.
The author provided us with the last chapter of Into the Light, and I loved this refresher as it brought Sara and Jacob’s story back. The story Romig has created is a suspense thriller with a romance that offers a bit of a twist. Sara awoke with no memories and found herself married to Jacob, a member of the Light. The Light is a religious cult, where men rule, and women never question.
In Away from the Dark, Sara begins to regain her memories, and finds herself confused, especially when it comes to her feelings for Jacob. We as the listener/reader know all about Jacob, but Sara only knows what he and those from the Light have shared. Their attraction and feelings are genuine only complicating things, particularly for Jacob. Romig does an excellent job of fleshing out the characters and making their actions believable.
I found myself holding my breath as the author notched up the tension. She drew the characters closer together as they faced exposure. The twists and turns kept me listening into the wee hours. I was anxious about the couple and feared for their very lives. It was brilliant and addictive.
I enjoyed the suspense angle immensely. Those dealing with the inner workings of the cult were downright chilling. It provided us with an inside look into these groups and the tactics they use. I appreciated that the author showed why people are drawn to them in addition to showcasing the corruption at the head of these groups. Father Gabriel and his disciples gave me the chills, and I hung on every morsel.
David LeDoux, Erin deWard, and Kevin T. Collins narrated giving us the perspectives of Jacob, Sara and those of Dylan. They were all impressive allowing me to connect to each character.
Do not skip the Epilogue…OMG. While the story of Sara and Jacob is over, I am sincerely hoping we get more stories about the Light.
Away from the Dark was stronger than Into the Light making this audio series a top ten listen for Caffeinated. I cannot wait to read more from this author.Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig will make my top ten Audiobooks for 2016 Click To Tweet
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