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 on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—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…
Oh. My. God.
Okay. The Light might me my favorite read this year so far. It’s amazing. It’s dark, suspenseful, thought-provoking and completely addictive. I literally couldn’t stop reading: I started this book yesterday and the first thing I did when I came home today was read compulsively until I finished it.
I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved cult movies and books and this was simply unputdownable. The book tells the story of two very special women: Stella, a fierce, strong and independent journalist who’s investigating her best friend’s disappearance, and Sara Adams, a young woman who wakes up blind and doesn’t remember who she is. She then discovers she’s the wife of Jacob Adams, and that they’re both members of an organization called The Light. And that cult is definitely creepy and disturbing.
The book was divided into chapters narrated by three different points of view (except at the end, when we get a fourth): Stella, Sara and Jacob. Sara’s chapters were obviously my favorite ones and it’s impossible not to feel sorry for her and develop a connection with her character: she’s kind and sensitive and she doesn’t understand anything that’s going on around her. Jacob was also a very interesting character, one of those you hate and love depending on the occasion. The investigation carried on by Stella was very intriguing but developed quite slowly, so you need to be patient with her discoveries.
I don’t want to say much more because I don’t want to spoil it for you. Only know that this is a duet, so this book certainly ends with a cliffhanger (one of those that make you go: WHAAAAAAT?!). And while I suspected (and guessed) some of the twists, others came as a complete surprise.
Please, let me know if you read it so we can discuss it. I NEED to discuss it.
I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.