A Light in the Darkness (In Darkness #2)

Title: A Light in the Darkness (In Darkness #2)
Author: Alice Winters and Joel Leslie (Narrator)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: November 13th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, Suspense
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Felix and Lane are trying out their new normal. Normal means no more car chases, no more drug lords, and definitely no more kidnapping bad guys. All of that is a thing of the past in this new, normal(ish) life style filled with family get-togethers, torturous jogs through the park, and the occasional romp in the parking lot. Felix is done stealing (all but for the cat). He is actually enjoying the boring side of life, especially with Lane by his side doing what he does best: looking handsome. But when Felix’s brother wants to repair their relationship, he brings with him a secret that could cost all of them their lives.

Lane isn’t complaining because the thrills of life-threatening situations are right up his alley. They may think they have a handle on the situation, but what they do not know is that someone has been working them from the shadows. Forcing them to do exactly what he wants as he drives them closer to his sick game of life and death.

Join Felix and Lane in a race against time, their only weapons being their humor and their wit.

I loved three-quarters of this story. The humor, how wonderful a couple Felix and Lane are…I just love how perfect they are for each other where their strengths and weaknesses are completely complementary and their snark is unmatched.

Joel Leslie does a fantastic job narrating with great character voices, plenty of emotion, and a way of bringing the humor out and polishing it up brilliantly like a diamond for our listening pleasure.

Now, have I mentioned how much of a wuss I am? I am a big old scaredy cat. I don’t like horror, I don’t like to be scared or frightened or panicked or terrorized…I think you’re getting the picture.

Unfortunately, I pretty much hated the last 6 chapters (not including the terrific epilogue), but that’s because of the aforementioned dislike of being scared. And Felix is put through some pretty scary situations at that point.

Once, when I was a kid I watched Flash Gordon (yes, I know that wasn’t a horror movie. Shut up – I have a point) and there was a scene that so terrified me, dare I say scarred me, that even today I am terrified of putting my hands or arms inside a hole.

I hate any kind of “let’s play a game” torture porn movies/books. It creeps me out in a totally anxious way that isn’t even slightly pleasurable. I think if you enjoy that sort of thing, you’ll probably absolutely love all of this.

Single POV, plenty of wonderful, snarky, sarcastic humor, and lots of suspense with a “Jigsaw” level creepy bad guy, some action, and a happy ending.

The awesome narration for this series by Joel Leslie makes these stories such a pleasure to listen to. I absolutely recommend you definitely check it out in audio for the best experience.

I certainly hope Alice Winters continues to pen adventures for Felix and Lane, but hopefully it’ll be less scary (for us wimpy wimps) next time.

In Darkness series

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Audio copy of A Light in the Darkness (In Darkness #2) provided in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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