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An obsessive killer, a witness with secrets, and a deputy US marshal with her own dark demons collide in this gripping mystery from the bestselling author of Cold Dark Places.

Dylan was only a child when he and his friend stumbled onto a crime scene deep in the woods. His friend was killed that night. And Bruce Forrester, the man who had chased the boys in the woods, disappeared. But he’s never stopped looking for the only living witness. Ever since, Dylan and his family have been on the run.

Deputy US Marshal Cady Maddix knows what it’s like to be haunted by a traumatizing childhood. She’s determined to track Forrester down and give Dylan the peace of mind he deserves. Only the more Cady delves into the case, the more pieces of a strange puzzle emerge - about Forrester, Dylan, and Cady’s own inescapable demons.

As Cady grows closer to separating the truth from the lies, someone is determined to stop her at all costs. And the consequences of putting the past to rest could prove deadly.

©2019 Kim Bahnsen (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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"Through her pacing Traister keeps listeners engaged with this police procedural and with Maddix, a woman damaged by childhood violence and committed to helping others." (AudioFile)

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Another winner from Kylie Brant

Protagonist Deputy US Marshall Cady Maddix is back in DOWN THE DARKEST ROAD. Like the prior novel in the series this is a 5 star mystery/thriller by author Kylie Brant.

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GREAT MYSTERY!!!!

I love the first book in this series and was a little concerned with just one narrator. After listening to both Christina Traister and Andrew Eiden, I was afraid that Christina Traister wasn't going to handle ALL the characters' voices alone but BOY WAS I WRONG!!!! My hat's off to her. I can't say that I was disappointed in any of her voices. She's a master in my book and I'm picky! I hope Kylie Brant releases another mystery in this series very soon!

Start with the first book and you'll have a better understanding of Cady Maddix.

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Another great Cady Maddix murder/mystery..


I really enjoy the Cady Maddix books. She a tough cookie but she’s not always trying to kick someone’s butt. She a good leader. This was about Forrester, Loomer and Teeter were some really bad guys. And Dylan was a really nice teenager who was constantly running for his life. As his mother was just a piece of trash. This was a very good book.

There was no romance or sex whatsoever. And the F-bomb was used 64 times.

As to the narration: Christina Traister did a fine job on both the male and female voices and had incredible emotions when she read.

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Liking this series, moving to book 3

This book offered good progression of Cady’s personal story, and the plot of the main story was terrific.

The narrator was still ok, though I personally find her pitch too high for comfort. She does male voices really well. One warning is to maybe not listen when you’re trying to relax because— raises the subject matter—when she does the “this is the police, get down” sort of thing, she is reeeally loud and sharp; not at all peaceful. Lol

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Good story

There are a lot of twists and turns in this story. The story arc has you feeling sorry for the Dylan and hoping the Marshal's can save him from basically everyone. The narrator does a good job.

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Book was great, narrator was greater

I get into these audiobook kicks where I find a narrator I like and follow them from book to book like a groupie. Christina Traister is "lead singer of the band" and I'm screaming my head off in the front row. The way she seamlessly moves from male and female voices, and still manages to give each voice a distinct personality, is an incredible feat. I'll listen to any book you narrate, Christina.

Signed, Your #1 Fan

P.S. The book is actually pretty good too. Good storytelling and it's making me fall in love with Cady, Ryder, and Hero the dog.

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A good read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Great storyline, engaging characters and a wonderful narrator. I would highly recommend this book.

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Great listen

Loved the characters and the story. Had me from the and did not guess the ending.

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Cady is back!

Cady is back trying to find a killer and protect 15 year old Dylan. She is also trying to cope with her past, her love life, and her own future. The story is well done, very descriptive, but a bit muddled. Lots of supporting characters made it a bit of a challenge to figure out what to focus on. I loved the development to Dylan’s character and experiences. I wanted more of Cady’s relationship development, it is “closed door” to the point that I missed the relationship having a bit more attention and heat. Dylan’s mom is definitely not mother of the year and his uncle is a whackadoo for sure, but the story behind these characters felt a bit surface and like something was missing. Just a lot going on but in the end it came together really well and with a sense of satisfaction. I would definitely read another Cady Maddix book, especially with amazing narration! It was perfectly done!

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Better

Now that Kylie has backed off the graphic sex scenes I’ll spend a credit. Good mystery, author showing growth and I’m looking forward to the next in this series.