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Friday, April 13, 2018

#Audiobook #Review: 4 out of 5 stars for Into the Light by Aleatha Romig @AleathaRomig @audible_com

SERIES: The Light, Book #1
AUTHOR: Aleatha Romig
NARRATORS: Kevin T. CollinsErin deWard and Noah Michael Levine
PUBLISHER: Audible Studios
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 13 hrs and 17 mins
GENRE: Mystery
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 from the mean streets of Detroit, where she's noticed a disturbing trend: Young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella digs for answers - 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....


I saw this book featured on another blog, and that reader loved it. This was so much more disturbing than I was expecting, and I was hooked!

Sara awakens in a hospital bed, but she has no memory of what has happened to her. She cannot see and has bandages wrapped around her eyes. A man named Jacob is with her, who claims to be her husband but Sara can't remember him at all. She is told that her eyes were damaged in the explosion and that she was also injured. Something called The Commission wants to ask her questions, and Jacob warns Sara not to embarrass him and that disobeying is not an option. The Commission is withholding water from Sara, and she is not allowed to speak with anyone else except her husband.

Meanwhile, a woman named Stella is looking for her friend Mindy who has been missing for two weeks.

The book is told from multiple points of view. This gripping story is dark, and I was absolutely chilled hearing about The Commission and their indoctrination process, where a woman is basically stripped of anything and all that she is to become completely submissive to her husband. She is not allowed to ask anything, as that would be seen as questioning. I cringed hearing Sara saying all the things that she was expected to say, and how effective the brainwashing was. Through Jacob's perspective, the reader learns what's really going on which gave me shudders.

Memorable quote:

"You are not abused. You are disciplined."

Romig is a new-to-me author, and I can't wait to read the conclusion to this duology, Away from the Dark.

This audiobook is narrated by Kevin T. Collins, Erin deWard, and Noah Michael Levine. I enjoyed them all, and deWard got the soft-spoken and meek wife part down pat! Here is a sample of the narration:


4 stars!! I really enjoyed it, and you should put it on your TBR list if you enjoy mysteries.

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  1. I enjoyed this series on audio and agree it was dark and addictive.

    1. It was your blog that I saw this book on! So thanks for the recommendation!


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