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Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Comes the Night by Cathy Marlowe / @EntangledSus @Cathy_Marlowe

Title: Out of Darkness #2: Comes the Night
Author: Cathy Marlowe
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Release Date: October 6, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Mystery, Romance
ARC Received From: Entangled Publishing

The truest loves can’t be forgotten…

When Lizzie’s husband disappears with their infant son, her desperate search for answers places her daughter in danger and reveals a terrible truth—her family is at the mercy of a ruthless madman who has destroyed her husband’s memories.

Zach awakens to a life he doesn’t remember—a life where the only thing that makes sense is his love for his young son. Struggling with feelings of distrust for a man he calls father, he battles his attraction to a woman cloaked in secrets while haunted by dreams of a love lost.

Held captive with her husband and son, Lizzie longs to tell Zach the truth, but doesn’t know if she can trust him to not only protect the son he loves, but also safeguard the family he doesn’t remember. When the choice of whom to trust is wrenched from her control, she risks everything in a frantic gamble to prevent their captor from rebuilding his legacy on the lives of her stolen family. 

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Holy cow. What a ride!

From beginning to end, this is a fast paced story about a family cruelly torn apart and thankfully brought back together. But what they went through to get back together... No family should ever have to go through that.

Taken from his home with his baby son by a deranged man who claimed to be his father and drugged, Zach wakes up in an unfamiliar place unsure of how he got there or why he is there. What he knows is the baby in the nursery is his, and the woman hired to care for his son is strangely familiar. But how is that possible when he can't remember anything about himself?

That strangely familiar woman is his wife Lizzie, except he knows her as Maggie. Lizzie is there to care for their son and to keep her other daughter safe. Finding out Zach has no recollection of her is heartbreaking, but she's in no position to tell him the truth.

It was hard to watch Zach and Lizzie start again. The uncertainty of what they had before and if he would ever remember any of that left them walking on eggshells, tiptoeing around their feelings, finding it hard to say what was on their hearts and minds. Lizzie sacrificed so much to save her family. When he was back on familiar ground and away from the man who took him, Zach did what he had to do to ensure his family's safety.

In a way, this was a second chance romance. Zach hadn't been honest with Lizzie before he was taken, and having her see the life he'd come from the way she did wasn't ideal but it left nothing in the dark for her anymore. Their chance to start again, to build new memories while hoping old ones returned, was what they needed after the madness they'd survived.

I loved Ms. Marlowe's first book Lie by Night, I'm equally in love with Comes the Night, and I can't wait for what comes next in this series.

Cathy lives in Missouri with a huge chocolate lab whose crazy antics occasionally appear in her books. She’s blessed with a supportive husband and three wonderful children. When not writing, she coaches soccer and works to create a safe world for children. She loves dark chocolate mint M&Ms accompanied by a steaming mug of coffee, and smart stories that touch the heart while making you laugh, cry and stay up all night turning pages. 

When her children were young, she wrote stories for them. Her daughter encouraged her to pursue publication, presenting her with a card that read “God is cheering for you and so am I.” This sign of support has been a source of inspiration for her throughout her writing career.

She believes in the power of each of us to change the world, by word and by deed, in big ways and small.

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