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Publisher's Summary

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....

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Very thought provoking... And disturbing...

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

I think all of the narrators gave an excellent performance.

Any additional comments?

Wow. This is one of those books that makes you sit back and think "What would I do?". It is so realistic that it stays with you after you have completed the book. It's kind of like the Stepford Wives meet a religious zealot. The story unfolds through Sara, her "husband" Jacob and reporter Stella whose friend went missing a year earlier. Sara and Jacob live in a community where wives are whipped with a belt for infractions of the rules - like asking questions about their husband 's decisions. About half way through I thought I had it figured out but I was WRONG!
Book is Excellent and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Uncomfortable Book, no ending

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes. Stop the game of no ending. I know it means you get readers to buy another book but I think it's deceptive. Tell people beforehand to give them a choice.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The general concept was interesting. Women being basically slaves because of brainwashing. How the organization made it's money and kidnapped people was also interesting.But, It got repetitive and tiring. I know the author wanted to make sure you understand why a woman would have this kind of relationship, but I figured that out without more and more and more insights into the psychological reasons.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The reader is very good. And so was the male reader. I like having both as sometimes it sounds bizarre when one gender tries to change voice to another. Very few can pull that off.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Not if it was as on going as this one. Probably shortened, edited well, this could be a good movie.

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Continuing Story

Be aware this is part 1 of a continuing story. For me, it was not interesting enough to pay for part 2. the plot is predictable and characters uninteresting Sophomoric sex scenes.

The female reader is good but the male reader over-enunciates annoyingly.

This was free on Amazon Prime. If I had paid for it, I would want my money back.

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Into the Light will may my top ten list

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Into the Light delivered a twisted tale of manipulation, forbidden passion and mystery as author Aleatha Romig takes us to the streets of Detroit and the remote wilderness of Alaska as she weaves a captivating story that will grab the reader and leave them begging for more.

The characters: Sara awakens blind and injured. She remembers nothing, not even the color of her hair. Her husband and friends aid her in her recovery but she is shocked to discover she and her husband are members of the Light an oppressive group led by Father Gabriel. Women do not question and rely on their husband’s wisdom, guidance and correction. Eek gads, time spent in this cult was riveting. It is evident that the author did extensive research regarding cults and she highlighted all aspects of this way of life. Jacob Adam Sara’s husband is a pilot and member of the upper echelon of The Light. His relationship with Sara, the delegation and his inner thoughts shed light on the inner workings of The Light. He cares for Sara, and his need to protect her made him appealing. From the onset, I liked Stella our investigator. Despite warnings, she will not dodge her instincts and she is determined to find her missing friend and discover who is murdering young women.

Into the Light has three narrators each assigned a voice and this choice only enhanced my enjoyment. Through their tones and inflection, the reader picks up subtle clues and foreshadowing. Romig weaved mystery and suspense surrounding a cult known as The Light. Brilliantly executed, Into the Light immediately pulled me in as we met Sarah Adams. The author then shared perspectives from husband Jacob and Stella Montgomery an investigative journalist in Detroit. The different perspectives quickly drew me in and allowed me to begin piecing things together. Romig then delivered answers in bursts that left me holding my breath, shouting I knew it and screaming for the next book. The tale ends on a cliffhanger that will have you jumping out of your seat and eager for the next book.

At a little under fourteen hours, I devoured Into the Light. It was nerve wracking. I found myself holding my breath and stopping everything I was doing to hear each word. Whether you read or listen to this tale, I can promise you one heck of a ride. Each carefully crafted thread unravels flawlessly as it promises the reader thrills, chills and complicated emotions. You will scream in protest at the outlandish practices of the cult even as you become caught up in the romance between Sara and Jacob. Twisted, dark and completely addictive I cannot wait to listen to Away from the Dark.

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Confused Ending,Where is the closing?No conclusion

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I don't understand why the story didn't have a clear ending?

What was most disappointing about Aleatha Romig’s story?

No closing, disappointed?

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Good Narrator.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No ending not sure how the movie would work. No conclusion.

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Great Story but I dont know what the point of the story is or where it went. Maybe the second book will clarify the light, how the main character lost her memory and how the detectives fit into the story. I am confused?

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This novel ends without resolution; a wild ride!

Into the Light is the first book in a serialized series. Away From the Dark, Book 2 in the Light series, will be released on October 18, 2016. This is a dark and disturbing novel about a religious cult that kidnaps women to be the wives of some of the leaders; there also appears to be other illegal operations. I did not suspect the twist at the end of this novel. There is lots of suspense throughout, but the suspense peaks at the very end of the novel. The three narrators are superb.

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Pedestrian storytelling, downright awful narration

The concept sounded fascinating and I SO wanted to like this book. So much so that I pushed through to the very end, to the last twist that made no sense whatsoever. I wish I hadn't wasted my time. The story was either predictable or nonsensical at every turn. The narration for Sara's character was horrible. The narrator sounded like she was doing a baby voice the whole time... Which made sex Scenes beyond uncomfortable- downright pedophilic.
Skip this.

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Rape Porn

I thought I was buying an intriguing mystery, but it turns out to be a bodice ripper featuring sex with impaired consent and brainwashing. I hope in the end it turns out that the perpetrator and his conspirators are brought to justice, and the woman who is brainwashed and then raped is able to break free of her captors, but given the steamy romance novel treatment of their "love making" I am guessing this is not the case, and I won't be finishing the book.

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Loved this book

Where does Into the Light rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I was very pleased with every aspect of this book. Loved the story line as well as the twists and unexpected turns.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The Light definitely kept me coming back for more. I listen to my audio books during my commute, I could not wait to get in my car in the morning and evening to hear what would happen next!

Which scene was your favorite?

Not really sure I have a favorite, loved it all.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have an extreme reaction to the end!! I did not realized this was just the first book in the series, the writer leaves you hanging!! I cannot not wait for the next book, I hope it is soon!!!

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Awesomely good

Told from multiple view points it's really two stories in one. Stella is a feisty, take no nonsense reporter whose best friend has disappeared. Hot on the trail she's hunting down leads while Dylan a police officer and her boy toy tries desperately to keep her safe. Of course Stella is hardheaded and her rashness gets her into serious trouble.

The second story deals with Sarah who has been in an accident and loses her memory. Caught up in a cult the only one she has to rely on Jacob her husband and he is a hard taskmaster, insisting that she conform to the cults strict rules without question.

There is a cliffhanger but it ends well and I look forward to the conclusion.

Warning there is corporal punishment involved.

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  • 02-13-17

Beware! 50 Shades?

What disappointed you about Into the Light?

I have not finished the book and will send it back, I have endured it to Chapter 16 and it seems to be developing into a 50 Shades scenario, where the abused woman is bonding to her abuser. ( I have not read 50 Shades but have heard more than I wanted to about it.) I expected a thriller type book but this is not at all shaping up to be the type of book I enjoy.

Has Into the Light put you off other books in this genre?

Absolutely .... sexual perversion is not my thing ....

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

I expect the narrators would do better with better material.

What character would you cut from Into the Light?

N/A

Any additional comments?

It is possible that the series of 3 books improves and does not develop into a story where sexual abuse is ok if you are 'in lurve' but it bears those hallmarks at this stage and I am not willing to subject myself to any more of this awful book.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 02-24-19

Wonderfully dark and twisted!

Nothing is as it seems in this cleverly woven tale that left me gob smacked. It’s an intricate web of lies, deceit and power.
After losing her memory Sara struggles to fit back into the harrowing cult life with Jacob, a husband she doesn’t remember.
Stella’s a reporter who’s trying to find out what happened to her missing friend when she discovers The Light, a questionable organisation run by Father Gabriel. The characters are fantastic, good and bad. The storyline is dark and twisted and I love it! I highly recommend.

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  • 01-19-19

Not sure....

Bit conflicted by this novel. The story is fine but all the sex is a little boring. The woman reading it just got on my nerves to be honest. Persevered with it but was annoyed at the end when I found it was continued on in another book. Now do I bite the bullet and get the sequel or just give up???

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  • Renee
  • 02-25-17

I couldn't finish it.

I could not make myself listen to it any longer. Narration spoilt it. Maybe the story could have been good but I will not know by listening to it.

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