Carlita’s Way: Out of the Dark into the Light is a story of a woman life as a wife of famous man. A man who spiraled downward fast. He didn’t care about his wife or his family. The book told of how this woman survived through it all. The cheating and abuse from her husband. This novel sparked my interest from the start. It captured my whole undivided attention as I read on. How our lives can be perfect in one moment and then completely turn upside down and inside out is what the story tells us readers. It shows us how the ugly sides of life that many go through that most never see or ever hear about until it happens to them. And this one women went through it all and survived the worst of the worst. This is one story that readers should pick up and read. Not all stories are meant to be super happy with perfect fairy tale endings. This one is a realistic and stunning novel of a real women’s life and experiences as they occurred. Carlita Hodges’s novel depicts real situations and real side of life. Her words send lessons to readers. These lessons make us readers more aware of what and how reality can be. I highly recommend this novel to readers all over. I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars.