Carlie coped with moving from her home in Sydney, Australia to a small village in England to live with a stranger. She battled her way through the mists she thought would drown her, and emerged transformed. She was even starting to think she’d survive the death of her parents. But now an old diary, which promises to reveal the mystery of her mother, threatens to tear her world apart. How will the words she reads affect her? Will she wish the truth had died with her mum? And what is the connection to her own life hidden within the pages? In the second book of the gripping Into the Mists Trilogy, a new relationship with her grandmother is opening Carlie’s soul to the energy and power of the earth. A new friend is opening her mind to the magic and potential within her. And a new love is opening her heart to the sweetest enchantment of all. Yet betrayal hovers around her, and she will face an ultimatum, a sacrifice and a cruel choice that might just break her. Will Carlie find the courage to go into the darkness of her own heart and seek the wisdom and strength she needs to survive, or will the tragedies and the pain of her life break her into a million little pieces?
Narrated beautifully by Gabrielle Baker, Into the Dark was hard to put down. Carlie is finally beginning to see a life for herself, to overcome the loss of her parents and her path to self discovery is brighter every day.
Her understanding of the magic she holds within and her relationship with both Rhiannon, and her grandmother deepens throughout. But it is her discovery of the life her mother had before running away and moving to Australia that I found most enticing.
Carlie unravels the pieces of her mother’s past and is shocked by the similarities to her own life. A love interest. Older. Gifted. Secret? – Carlie has been warned of betrayal, I feared this new love would undo her.
But it was a collection of horrific events her mother endured, written with a raw emotion that had me welling with tears.
The final chapter of this beautiful tale hits with a shocking blow, so much so, that I rewound to be sure I had heard correctly. But do not let that deter you – Into the Dark will captivate you. And you, like I, will be rushing out to get book 3 – Into the Light to discover the rest of Carlie’s story.
Rebecca Bosevski is the author of Enchanting The Fey, a fairy tale for grown-ups. She lives on the sunny coast of Australia with her husband and three children. When not writing she will often be found with her nose in a book.