Maggie never thought she’d see Clay again. So, she attempts to put her life back together after her heart has been shattered to pieces. Moving on and moving forward, just as Clay wanted her to.
Clay never stopped thinking of Maggie. Even after ripping their lives apart and leaving her behind to get the help he so desperately needed. He is healing...slowly. But his heart still belongs to the girl who tried to save him.
When a sudden tragedy brings Maggie and Clay face to face again, nothing is the same. Yet some things never change. Can the darkness that threatened to consume them be transformed into something else and finally give them what they always wanted? And can two people who fought so hard to be together, finally find their happiness? Or will their demons and fear drive them apart for good?
The thing about love, is even when it destroys you, it has a way of mending what is broken. And in the shadows, you can still see the light.
Rarely does a series hit me so hard in the gut that I have to read and re-read them back to back. This is exactly what the Find You in the Dark series did to me. I read Find You in the Dark- book 1 a while back. When I was asked to participate in the tour for this second book, I found myself re-reading Find You in the Dark and devouring Light in the Shadows. This is an amazing love story about two young adults trying to follow their hearts and capture their true loves... through life's obstacles, trials, and highs and lows.
I was enamored with Clay and desperately felt his battle with his mental illness. When he was on a high, I felt like I was flying... when he was on a low, I felt like I wanted to curl up in a ball in the corner and cry. I was so emotionally vested in these two characters that I actually created a world in my mind where Clay and Maggie existed. Now THAT is good writing my friends!!
I admired Maggie for her strength and take no $hit attitude, but also felt her pain and anguish with trying to support and love Clay even during his lowest of lows. She was fiercely loyal and protective and it shined like a beacon to his tortured soul. I laughed, smiled like a silly little school girl, ugly cried, and wanted to beat the crap out of Maria right along with Maggie in this book A. Meredith Walters knows how to zap emotions from deep within the human body and bring them out to the surface all by using words. TALENTED!!!
I proudly give Light in the Shadows 5 stars and encourage everyone to read this series STAT!! This book is inspiring to those of us who have loved ones or friends who have battled any form of mental illness...be it depression, bi-polar disorder, or schizophrenia. I applaud A. Meredith Walters for taking on a dark subject matter and shining her light in it. :)
A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
A. Meredith recently moved to England and is trying to get used to driving on the other side of the road, eating fish and chips and all things British :-)