Sara's Review: Away from the Dark (The Light #2) by Aleatha Romig
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Audible Studios
NARRATOR: David Ledoux, Erin deWard, & Kevin T. Collins RELEASED: October 18, 2016 GENRE: ROMANCE, THRILLER, & SUSPENSE LENGTH: 12 hours and 40 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
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. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
The second book in this series was just as nail biting, anxiety inducing, and page turning or in my case keep listening, as the first. In other words absolutely brilliant and thrilling. Away from the Dark, we see Sara struggle with the woman she has been trained to be vs. the woman she was. It was terrifying to even think that a person could be so deeply brainwashed that their core personality changes. All the Sara went through give me chills and I honestly think her experience would be my worst nightmare. Jacob really surprised me with his true depth of character, his devotion to Sara, and ultimately what his true endgame in The Light was. It brought so much more depth to his character and made me rethink everything he did in the first book. This is a series that I LOVED and I have already recommended to several people. It does end with a hook for another book and I am hoping Romig gets the green light. I would love to delve back into the insidious world of The Light.