Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig

December 2nd, 2016 Kimberly Review 43 Comments

2nd Dec
Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig
Away from the Dark
by Aleatha Romig
Series: The Light #2
Narrator: David LeDoux, Erin deWard, Kevin T. Collins
Length: 12 hours and 40 minutes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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Narration: 4 cups

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.

2016 Fave well written SUSPENSE ROMANCE thriller

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.

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43 Responses to “Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig”

  1. Olivia Roach

    Just look at that cover! It’s so GORGEOUS. I saw those flames and I wanted to read it right away. And then I read your review and learned about what an epic thriller this one is. Now I’ve added it to my TBR 😉 Great review!

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I think I’ll dive into this series as soon as I finish the Consequences series. On second thought, I’ll listen to this series and read Consequences. 😉 LOL I’m so happy you enjoyed this one so well, Kimberly!

  3. Leona

    I seriously want to throw a tantrum because I haven’t gotten to this series yet! There aren’t enough hours or eyes or ears to read all the books I want to read at a given time!

  4. Melanie Simmons

    Great review. I really enjoyed this series so much. I have to thank you because it was your review of Into the Light that made me finally try this author that has been on my TBR for years. I do like how this ended with a possibility of a spinoff and maybe a look into more characters in The Light.

  5. Prabhleen

    Loved your review!! Glad to know you enjoyed this. I do not really like cult books but I might give this one a shot 🙂

  6. sherry fundin

    LOVE that cover. I would grab it for that reason alone and after reading your review it makes me think I should put this at the top of my reading list.

  7. Tyler H. Jolley

    I’m really glad it worked for you. I had a hard time getting into Into The Light, so I’m not sure if I’ll continue the series. Nothing with the writing, it was just me. Have a good weekend, Kimba.

  8. Sophia Rose

    Whew! She really dialed up the tension, didn’t she? This duo is a must-read/listen for me after reading you and Melanie’s reviews.

  9. Ethan

    I’m certainly intrigued by this one. It definitely sounds like I’d need to read the first novel before this one. That last chapter of the previous book must be pivotal to this one!

  10. Cyn

    Oh wow! Sounds like a very interesting story (an d a little creepy! As cults usually are). Glad the finale was so strong and you loved it! Great review, Kim!

  11. Melissa

    Wow that sounds so complicated. In general I’m not a fan of romances without clear cut good guys (even if they are bad boys) …but I’m sure this gets tied up.

  12. kindlemom1

    Oh I love that the author added the last chapter to the new story, that is an awesome idea and I kind of want more authors to do that now, especially for those books that we have to wait a year for before they come out! Fabulous idea.
    This sounds like a must read series. Wonderful review Kim, happy Friday and have a great weekend!

  13. Ailyn Koay

    pretty interesting title though, and the series: The Light. very well thought off, little things that hint that this book might be a great read.

  14. Silvia

    Glad you had such a fantastic time with it, you totally got me intrigued and you know what that means . . . *notes the book/s down* I’m not into audiobooks, but I’ll definitely check this duology in paperback because it really sounds great!

  15. Danielle Nolan

    This sounds really good. I will have to look at Into The Light. I have never experienced an audiobook with multiple narrators, but know of a few that probably could havenfared better with that approach! Great review as usual ❤