Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig

Pages: 350

Goodreads Rating: 4.38 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult, Dark, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Publication Date: October 18th 2016

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Summary (Goodreads):

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.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

Away from the Dark begins from the ending of the previous book where lies, memories and secrets were unveiled. The revelation about Sara and Jacob is a game changer and I’m afraid I cannot give much away so as not to spoil the first book. I love this sequel because it’s more intense, gripping and thrilling and each chapter makes me nervous. My goodness, I’m anxious the protagonists might fall into their own traps or worse.

Sara and Jacob have a wonderful survival skills and I love their teamwork. Even if the romance is secondary in this book, their love and trust for each other helped them to survive. The journey they’ve been through was terrifying and dangerous and I love they faced it courageously. It’s nice to read Dylan’s point of view and I hope karma bites him someday. The plot is amazing and well crafted. It’s very suspenseful and I’m always eager to know what happens next. The epilogue is twistedly brilliant. It’s necessarily open and at least Sara and Jacob got what they deserved. They have challenges to conquer because some fights aren’t over yet.. it’s just onky the beginning


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