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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.

©2016 Aleatha Romig (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Liars and Polar Bears and Cults... Oh My!

WOW! This is one incredibly good book. The story is nail bitingly taughtly told and covers all characters points of view to make this a very realistic story. This is book is part two and the series should be read in order. This is told so well that it makes it very believable, an almost ripped from the headlines cult run by a psychopathic misogynist. The women are so poorly treated it made my blood boil. For a book to elicit this kind of reaction from me makes it an exception.
The three narrators did an Excellent job.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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20 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Super disturbing!

So, take a cult, escapees, the government, and the police... squish them altogether into the thriller of the year, and you MIGHT have some idea of the scope of this story. Seriously, I have some friends who were "lost" to a religious cult for a time, and I never could have imagined anything quite like this.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 10-18-16

If you dislike dark novels look elsewhere!

What a great story! This novel is the sequel to Into the Light which MUST be listened to first; think of them as one long novel. Away From the Dark is profane, sexually explicit, very dark, and WONDERFUL. It reminds me a lot of JA Redmerski's In The Company of Killers series. Narration with 3 narrators is superb. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • M
  • 12-26-16

Wish there was a 3rd book after the Epilogue

Loved this series and was very impressed with Romig's ability to capture the audience. When I first started listening I was skeptical because the character building was lengthy and the religious aspect was slightly boring but once the first book picked up speed I listened to the second book in 2 days. Definitely twists and turns I was (and wasn't) expecting which is always nice.

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Great slowly evolving mystery

I really enjoyed both parts 1 & 2 of this story. It has all the right elements; mystery, suspense, intrigue and surprising twists that kept me guessing until the end. My only criticism, and the reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5, is the awkward, soap-opera inspired descriptive sex scenes. They seem to have been taken from a dollar store romance novel and dropped into a clever, mystery novel. They nearly ruined this story for me. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.

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AMAZINGGGGGGG

cant get over how great this book and the first was!!!
couldnt stop listening to them

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BRIDES OF THE LIGHT ARE TO FULFILL FATHER GABRIEL

He slices their skin so the darkness can escape otherwise he wouldn't be able to enter them.

Father Gabriel is one f--ked up megalomaniac. I have never heard such crazy.

If you have listened to 'Into The Light' you have to listen to "Away From The Dark." This is one of the best followups to a book I've ever heard. It kept me intrigued, excited, and disgusted. The ending is full of suspense and surprises, definitely not a let down.

Aleatha Romig has written her best novel yet...she has an amazing talent. David Ledoux, Erin deWard, Kevin T. Collins, gave an all consuming performance.

Definitely worth the credit/$$.

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  • valerie
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • 02-26-17

You could have skipped the first part

What disappointed you about Away from the Dark?

it ended up being very soap-operaish

Would you ever listen to anything by Aleatha Romig again?

probably not

What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

the narration for Sara/Stella was good. She didn't sound like she was just reading. But the narrator for Jacob/Jacoby tried too hard and you could tell he just read

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

the story premise was good

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  • dsmith20
  • St. George, UT, United States
  • 02-24-17

entertaining story, not so great narration

Pro: Entertaining, kept me interested, enjoyed this.

Con: Narration could have been so much better!

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  • lecgraphx
  • Epping, NH United States
  • 02-04-17

Know you must read both books

This is a story that spans two books. Neither one stands alone. The story started slowly and it took me a while to get into it but once I did I didn't want to stop listening. The female narrator for Sarah was very annoying at the beginning but again, give it a chance. The annoying inflections change as the story progresses. Even though the story is completed at the end of the second book, there were enough hanging threads for a third book. If one comes out I will definitely read it.

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  • beverley myton
  • 10-26-16

Aleatha does it again another explosive book with intrigue, a dark side & romance all rolled into one. Epic

As usual Aleatha Romig story telling is out of this world. She had me at the edge of my seat from start to finish. The intricate story line what a plot. I can't wait for her next book.aleatha does it again

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  • Anna Vardaro
  • 11-07-17

Fantastic!

Amazing story that had me gripped from the beginning to the end! The narration was intense and believable.

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  • SamK
  • 01-02-17

MIND BLOWING !!

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OMGGGG!!! A jaw dropping, spine tingling continuation of The Light series, AWAY FROM THE DARK is chock full of clues, twists and revelations!!! This is an absolute MUST LISTEN for fans of Aleatha Romig! Picking up exactly from where the first book left readers hanging, Ms. Romig weaves an intricate and unpredictable story about Father Gabriel and his twisted organisation! We learn so much more about his empire and the magnitude of its hold on all facets of society. I was on the edge of my seat for this entire book, trying hard to piece together all the clues left behind. And Sarah/Stella and Jacob/Jacoby's love only grew stronger as they race against time to escape from the cult's clutches!!! I am hoping that Ms. Romig continues this series as the epilogue left me reeling!!!!! I need MORE!!!! 5++ Stars!!!

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  • AJ
  • 10-20-16

Can't Wait for Book 3

Aleatha Romig is one of my favourite author. I have read all her books and will continue to do so with her upcoming series. She never disappointment me. Her stories reels you in wanting more and can't wait to read the next or series that follows. I hope their is a book 3 with the Light series.