Out of the Darkness: A tale of love, loss and life after death By Katy Hogan


Book Description:

Following the sudden death of her beloved mother, Jessica Gibson’s world falls apart. But after meeting a man who seems heaven-sent, she starts to feel she has something to live for again, and soon discovers that their connection holds far more significance than she could ever have imagined. And when Jessica strikes an unlikely bond with Alexandra Green, the two new friends are taken on an emotional journey into the world of the supernatural, where psychic mediums pass on messages from beyond the grave. What — or who — is causing the strange goings-on in Alex’s home? What secret is she keeping from Jessica? And who is the young woman who so badly needs their help? In a series of surprising twists and turns, the pieces of the puzzle finally fall into place and a mystery is unwittingly solved — with life-changing consequences for all involved.
‘Out of the Darkness’ is an uplifting tale of friendship and redemption; of love and loss. And life…after death.

My Thoughts:

Every now and again a book comes a long that makes you want to scream and shout to everyone about how brilliant it is and I’m delighted to say that Out of the Darkness is one of those books.

Little did I know when I started the book that it would take me on an emotional roller coaster of a ride, but do you know what, I loved every minute of it. I cried tears of happiness as well as sadness and would do it all over again in a heart beat.

The story has three main characters, Alex, Hannah and Jessica. The friendship and bond that grows between the three women when they meet is just beautiful. Each woman is unique and wonderful in her own right. I don’t think I could even choose a favourite as I loved each and every one of them.

Jessica has struggled to cope with her life since the death of her mother and with the support of her new friend Alex they decide to give the world of psychic mediums a try. Now don’t get me wrong I don’t know whether I believe in all of that sort of stuff but I must admit after reading this story death certainly isn’t as scary a thought as it used to be for me.

Out of the Darkness truly is a wonderful and beautiful story. As it states, it is a tale of love, loss and life after death. The author tells the story so brilliantly that I just did not want it to end. Due to the nature of the story it does make for an emotional read and I would highly recommend having a box of tissues to hand but yet a lot of my tears were through happiness than sadness. I did have a bit of a cry when I finished it as I really did not want it to end and I almost felt bereft when it did. I think though this is the sign of a great book when you mourn the end of it.

I believe that this is the authors first novel and have to say I can not wait to read more by her. I really can not recommend this book highly enough, it is a definite must read for 2015 and I know that without a doubt this book will live on inside of me for quite a while yet and it is one that I certainly will re read again.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Out of the Darkness is available to purchase from Amazon


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