ARC Review: Away From The Dark by Aleatha Romig

Title: Away From The Dark
Author: Aleatha Romig
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Type: Book 2 of 2 from The Light series
POV: First Person – Multiple
Expected Publication: October 18, 2016


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.


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ARC provided  in exchange for an honest review.

After nine months of being under control of the religious cult, The Light, Sara Adams’ repressed memories started to come back to her. With the memories came questions that might better left unanswered. Alone with no one to trust, including her own husband Jacob, she must deduce and decide the course of actions in liberating the truth.

As I did I realized what I’d probably already known— I’d already trusted Jacob with everything: my mind, body, and life.

Sara went through a lot both as member of The Light and as her true self. I love seeing the dilemma of her battling her two competing sides.

I didn’t deserve her, and she didn’t deserve this.

I like how Jacob took a lot of risks on what he believed in. He had a good balance in using both his head and heart in accomplishing what he set out for.

I love the suspense elements in this book. There were a lot of heart thumping excitement and I love all the cliffy chapters that lured me to keep reading.

However, I am not fond of the ending. It just didn’t feel put together as well as what had been happening earlier. I didn’t mind the direction it went. I just needed it to have more impact.

Away From The Dark is a story of a woman claiming back the life taken from her. I would appeal to fans of elaborately plotted suspense.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.


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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers.

Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.


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