Into the Light

Into the Light

by Aleatha Romig

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Overview

Into the Light by Aleatha Romig

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.…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503935150
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: Light Series , #1
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 251,955
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose work includes the twisty, darkly romantic series Consequences (which has graced more than half a million e-readers), Tales from the Dark Side, and Infidelity. Aleatha was born, raised, and educated in Indiana, where she reared three children of her own. She lives with her husband just south of Indianapolis.

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Into the Light 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I read other reviews so I knew there was some type of twist coming at the end.  But OMG, I had no idea and was blown away!  I immediately purchased book 2 Away from The Dark.  I am just happy I discovered this after both books were published.  I am really hoping it isn’t a trilogy because I am not sure if my anxiety can handle waiting for a third story. Into the Light is one of those stories that will make you want to throw your book, e-reader, phone or whatever you happen to be devouring the material on.  I think if I could have reached in and slapped a character I would have, many, many times, and multiple characters.  This story turned me into an anxiety laden, outraged woman.   I mean, how dare they do that to those women!  It made me sad, sick and pissed all at once.  Not a normal feeling I get from a book, yeah, some characters needed to be slapped! Or strangled.   Is it healthy to have rage towards fictional characters? Into the Light is such a complex, and intense mystery and Romig is brilliant in the weaving because you never see the twist coming.  Not to mention the narrators were amazing.  I don’t want to ruin anything.  But you must get it now!     I am giving it 5 Boundless Stars, I loved it. 
SandraHoover More than 1 year ago
Aleatha Romig is a master at dark, twisted, shocking reads, and Into The Light is no exception! Mystery, suspense, deceit, and lies propel this story through twists and turns you won't see coming. Every reader should experience it first-hand so I'll only offer a brief "set-up" and encourage you to delve into this dark, convuluted read yourself. Sara Adams awakens in the hospital frightened and confused after a horrific accident. Her eyes are bandaged, her voice damaged, and she has total amnesia - no memory of her former or present life, including her husband, Jacob who is by her bedside. She struggles to accept the word of her husband and the teachings of "The Light", a religious cult they have apparently joined. Despite her inner voice warning her something isn't right, she has no choice but to accept the things she's told as truth and thus begins her new life. Stella Montgomery is an investigative reporter digging into the mysterious disappearance of young women in a seedy part of town. She is fearful her missing best friend may have become a victim of whatever horrific fate these women suffered. In the course of her investigation, she uncovers a link to a dark organization led by the hypnotic Father Gabriel and begins a dangerous investigation into "The Light". Into The Light is a twisted, dark journey through the mind-controlling world of cults. Most are on a quest for truth & understanding - to become "enlightened" - but at what cost? Told from three different flawlessly woven point of views, the plot thickens as secrets are revealed and the suspense builds to heart attack mode. A strong, intriguing support cast will leave you wondering who you should or shouldn't trust as you work your way through this complex puzzle piece by piece. Just beware that the ending is a cliffhanger - you'll want the second book, Away From The Dark, close by! Another Page Burner by one of my favorite authors!
Bouscher99 More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that makes me want to climb into the author’s mind just so that I can see how they tick because this book was absolutely amazing!! Aleatha Romig weaves a tale that will take your breath away! It was very easy to get pulled into the story; the author made me feel fully involved and the more I read, the more intrigued and anxious I got to see how this was going to play out! I was on edge throughout and the closer I got to the end, the higher my heart rate climbed. (Yes, it ends on a cliffhanger but the sequel has already been released so don’t let that hold you up from reading this.) Not far into this book it seemed like I was reading two stories that played out in parallel. The way this book is written, built layer by layer, just continues to build the reader’s anticipation. Of course, I’m forming my own theories and suspicions as to where the story was headed and it honestly felt like everything just fell into place and I had it all figured out early on. That in no way “ruined” the story for me though…it simply increased my anxiety level and the urge to keep reading. Are things really as they seem?? It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that gripped me so strongly that it was a struggle to put it down without finishing the whole thing. This one definitely achieved that! It’s very easy to read, plays out at just the right pace and the action and logistics are easy to follow. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves the romantic suspense and mystery/thriller genres but I would also challenge those who don’t typically pick up this type of story to read it as well. You won’t regret it!
quibecca More than 1 year ago
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.
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
There aren't many authors out there that I would just pick up a book without knowing what it's about. But Aleatha Romig is one of those authors for me. Yet again I was not disappointed with the incredibly twisted mind f•k. Sara wakes up disoriented and with no memory of her life prior, including her husband. The story definitely had "The Village" vibe to it and was very intriguing. I would actually find it hard to sleep at night because all I could do was wonder what was in store for the characters. When the big reveal happens at the end, I actually had to turn the page back and read it again because I thought my mind was playing tricks on me. The story was told in such a way that I would've never guessed it. I know who I'm rooting for in book 2 and I CANNOT wait to see what happens.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent mystery. I thought I had it figured out, but I didn't. I should have known by now that this author would take me on an emotional ride, but I was completely knocked back by it. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book! I recommend having a stiff drink ready.
Ania_S More than 1 year ago
I’ve known for some time that Aleatha Romig is a master of writing suspense novels but, I must say, with this book she just exceeded all my expectations. As it is characteristic for this author the book consists of two mutually intertwined story lines. The first one focus on Sara. She wakes up in hospital without any recollection of who she is, where she is, what happened to her, there is only one faint memory of blue eyes, and that’s it. Shortly she learns about having a husband Jacob and living in closed, religious and very patriarchal community called The Light. On the other hand we get to know Stella, an investigative journalist, looking for her missing friend. She is intelligent and persistent female, once she starts something she won’t give up easily, but what she doesn’t realize is that her search will lead her to the more dangerous and much bigger case than she originally assumed. “Into the light” is very well written book. If someone thinks that it contains an average story like many others then you couldn’t be more wrong, because in reality it’s unique and extremely complexed book. Drawing on the experience after reading the earlier books from Aleatha, I knew that the best tactic was simply expect the unexpected and I wasn’t disappointed. Because as it turned out nothing was as it seemed and no one was who he or she claimed to be. As I expected the story kept me intrigued from the very first page to the very last one and honestly I can’t wait for the second part of this duology. ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
sandrabrazier More than 1 year ago
When Sara Adams awakens from the accident she is blind, in severe pain, and helpless. She can barely move without excruciating pain. Even worse, she has lost her memory. She doesn't even know who she is, or who that man beside her bed is! Little-by-little, she discovers he is her husband, the one who can inflict both pain and offer comfort. Stella Montgomery, news reporter, has been investigating a very suspicious and dangerous story. Young women have been disappearing , and it is all centered around a very bad part of Detroit. Her friend is one of the women who has disappeared, and this provides even more incentive to uncover the plot of their disappearances. Although she realizes how dangerous her investigation has become, she risks her own safety to break the case. Wow! This one is filled with surprises! Little-by-little, the reader learns more about Sara and her struggle to remember. We also learn more about Stella, the reporter who is risking all to find her friend and to uncover the plot of a crime. Because the characters are well-defined and realistic, the reader can't stop reading. She feels compelled to find out what will happen to them. The reader finds herself immersed in the story, unintentionally experiencing many of the characters' emotions firsthand. We grow close to these characters in this psychological thriller, because each individual character narrates alternating chapters, allowing us to have glimpses into their very souls. Consequently, the reader has invested herself in the plot from the very beginning. In spite having been so immersed in the plot, the conclusion was still a shock. It is not a conclusion, though, as this saga continues in the next book in the series.
Injoy-Life More than 1 year ago
Into the Light by Aleatha Romig Into the Light (The Light Series Book 1) by Aleatha Romig is a breath taking book. I read it overnight & eagerly look forward to reading Away from the Dark (The Light Series Book 2). I gave this five stars. This is the first book I've read of Aleatha Romig's but it won't be the last. This was a riveting book & I highly recommend it. Wow! I'm impressed with the way this captured my attention & held it from beginning to end. And what a roller coaster ride it was. The characters, Sara & Jacob Adams & the community of The Light were well developed & will live in my memory for a long time. As will Stella Montgomery, the investigative journalist & her Detroit police detective boyfriend Dylan Richards. Jacob described two members of the Commission like this. "I'd never understood the animosity that glowed in his eyes. When I first arrived at the Northern Light nearly three years before he {Brother Timothy} & Sister Lilith were the only unwelcoming followers. With time I'd learned to ignore them. Their enmity didn't affect my goal." There are lots of twists & turns & the ending came as a complete surprise. I received a complimentary copy from Thomas & Mercer & NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
HarimReads More than 1 year ago
Aleatha Romig is without a doubt one of best authors who can manage to write a perfect blend of romance, suspense, drama and evil. Into The Light is her true master piece. This book is highly recommended. It's a chilling story of lies, betrayal, evil and deceit and it's really GOOD! you will be at the edge till the end and at the end you will be completely wowed. I am already desperately waiting for the second part.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
When I picked up Into the Light, I went into it not knowing anything about it, other than the synopsis. All I knew was that I was going to go for one crazy ride. And true to Aleatha Romig fashion, she did not disappoint. What I got with Into the Light was a story unlike anything I've read before. Into the Light is well written and intriguing with complex characters that are demanding their story be told. This story is told from dual points of view and is the total package. It has everything from mystery to suspense to romance and shocking twists and turns. This story will have you glued to the pages as you try to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. And in the end, you will be left with one crazy, shocking, give me the next book now cliffhanger. All I can say is, Be ready! This story is going to take you for one heck of a ride!
Robyn_Nichole More than 1 year ago
Once again I am left with a stunned expression from all the thrilling twists and turns that make up a classic Aleatha book. I liked the different character POVs mixed throughout the book. Major I mean Major cliffhanger at the end of the book! But it was advertised as a 2 book series so I was expecting nothing less. I love how you get to know each major character. Well at least you think you know them! Overall I think Aleatha did a wonderful job and I can't wait to read the thrilling conclusion to this series!
JkD88 More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to fully commit to reading this story. I kept feeling like I was never in the mood for something like this, but that’s where I was wrong. I hadn’t gotten very far into the story, and … Wow. That’s really the entire review, right there. I don’t have any other words. This story was full of twists and turns and surprises! As I began the story, I thought I knew what was happening. I. Did. Not. Know. As the story opens we are introduced to two main characters: Sara & Stella. • Sara is recovering from an accident. She has lost her memory, her sight, and has retained multiple other physical injuries. This leaves Sara in a greatly diminished state, feeling alone in a world where she was supposed to feel at home. Her husband, Jacob, begins to help her figure things out, but there are just so many rules … • Stella, on the other hand, is an investigative journalist, pursuing multiple leads toward finding her best friend, Mindy. Living in Detroit, Stella has seen some things that would rattle even the strongest of stomachs. With a source in the morgue, a homicide detective as her boyfriend, and some great contacts, she seems to be headed into a great development. There’s not too much I can say about the storyline itself without spoiling the story. Stella & Sara both play a pertinent role in understanding the goings on behind the group called “The Light.” All the characters in each of their stories holds a piece to the puzzle and a clue to what might be happening beyond what we, as readers, can see. The puzzle that is this story intrigued me from the start. I began to see pieces fit together, and then all of a sudden, they didn’t! This story was cleverly written and engaging from beginning to end. The details included were fantastic, the plot twists integrated at seemingly perfect moments, and information withheld from the reader until the very point it proved needed. I wish I could say so much more about this story, but I’m too afraid to give anything away! I feel like I’m not conveying well enough how great of a story this is, but it was one of the most intriguing mysteries I have read in a long while. If you love a good mystery & a little romance, you will ADORE this story. HIGHLY recommended!
ClosetBookJunkie More than 1 year ago
WOW, I didn't see that coming!? Yet another incredible book from Aleatha and completely different from anything she has done before! I truly had no idea where this story was going and just when I think I did, she twists the story yet again... Sara wake up remembering nothing, in a world she has no recollection of and a husband who is determined to bring her back into "The Light". So many crazy twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat, trying to figure out where the story heads next... and after that killer cliffhanger ending I'm sure we're all DYING to get our hands on the next book!? HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended read!!
booklover- More than 1 year ago
This is a book told by several people. It’s very well written, with extremely interesting characters. SARA ---- Sara is involved in a car accident. When she awakes in the hospital, she remembers nothing .. she is told her name is Sara. She is told that she is married to Jacob. She is told that her life is with The Light where women are controlled by men. They are not allowed to question, there are rules and disobeyed rules require punishment .. to be decided on and meted out by their husbands. Slowly but surely she is being indoctrinated … and she believes the lies they are telling her. JACOB---- Jacob is Sara’s husband. He fell in love with Sara the first time he saw her … the day before she was abducted. He’s not looking forward to the day to telling her the truth. But he is hoping that she will find a way to love him before he has to tell her. STELLA---- Stella is an investigative reporter. Her best friend went missing several weeks ago. As she looks for answers, she comes across some information that will give her the story of the year .. or will kill her. She’s dating Dylan, a homicide detective who does best to keep her from sticking her nose into his cases…. Especially the ones involving young women found murdered. It’s an interesting concept and works well with lots of suspense. Not everyone is who they say they are. Everyone seems to have something hide that will be tragic should it reach the light of day. There are major twists toward the end. BUMMER --- There is also a major cliff hanger at the end. For that reason, I downgraded my rating to 4. I really, really dislike those pesky cliffhangers. If I had known, I would have waited to read this one until I also had the 2nd book of the series in my hands. Many thanks to the author / Thomas & Mercer / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.