Author: Aleatha Romig
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: 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.…
Review: Well $hi!, Aleatha Romig’s books should have a warning label on them: CAUTION: Addictive Crack, Cliffhanger! This is not my first experience with the charms of her writing and it won’t be my last but jeez…. Cut a reader some slack! I don’t even know what I may know and I’m so confused.
We join the party when our Sara first learns that she was a dirty, bad girl and ran away from her husband Jacob. What? None of this is making any sense. Apparently, Jacob’s an Assemblyman in this world called The Light. Who knew? And why does she have so much trouble acclimating herself to the patriarchal society she supposedly agreed to join? From what everyone tells her, she used to be just great with it.
Then we hear from her husband Jacob, who keeps mentioning how he was forced to get married, and using terms like acquired when you know that he means kidnapped. I want to believe in his love for Sara, but why would he allow for that?
The pace is so weird, the people are so strange, and the narrative is divided by sessions from a reporter named Stella who is investigating the disappearance of her friend Mindy. And what happens at the end will totally freak you out. It’s exciting, confusing, and I can’t wait for the next one. Thanks