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Down the Darkest Road

(Cady Maddix Mystery #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  799 ratings  ·  67 reviews
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, disapp
Paperback, 396 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Thomas & Mercer
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Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: December 2nd 2019

"All of a sudden, the best night of his life seemed like a distant memory."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
Deputy US Marshall Cady Maddix is back, diving into a twisted investigation while still battling dark memories from her childhood.

I love this author and how she weaves a story. And this one did not disappoint.

I am looking forward to more of her & Sheriff Ryder Talbot too. I love his patience and tenacity when it comes to Cady. Her scars are deep and her baggage heavy!

Bring on more!!!
Diane Saul
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deputy US Marshall Candy Maddox is back. Her newest case involves Dylan a teenage boy who has been on the run, the target of a criminal for the past 5 years. No sooner do the boy and his Mother get settled and they have to run again to stay alive. Two of Dylan’s friends similar in looks to him have been murdered.

This is the second book in this series but could be read as a stand alone. It is full of edge of your seat suspense and has several twists at the end that I didn’t see coming. I read it
Evelyn Wilson
A free win from Goodreads Giveaway! I SO enjoyed this book! It is exactly the books I love to read. Murder, mystery, mayhem, romance. I have not read #1 but the author fills you in enough to know what is going on. I just love reading books from #1. I can definitely see me reading more of Kylie Brant's books in the future! ENJOYED! ENJOY!! ...more
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deputy US Marshal Cady Maddix is back and the latest case she is assigned has her sympathizing with the teenage victim as they both lived through traumatic childhoods.

You certainly felt sorry for what Dylan had gone through. The trauma he experienced years ago that left his best friend dead and a killer still on the loose that has had him and his mother and brother constantly moving from town to town after killings of young men who looked like him has him on the edge of sanity. Things only get
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cady Maddix finally has some answers to her past, and she can now learn to cope and process that information.

The story begins with a chase, Cady is on the lookout for a man(Bruce Forrester) who is thought to have abducted a woman. She is a US Marshall with the specific task of finding and bringing wanted people in (at the federal level). Her search for him leads her down some old cases and a family fleeing from this very same man. The investigation has many tentacles, each leading down a differe
Sharon Grow
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy reading about a strong law enforcement female, then you will love Deputy U.S. Marshal Cady Maddix. Cady is searching for a man who kidnapped a woman and may be responsible for the murder of three children. A fourth child may have been a witness to one of the murders and Cady is determined to catch the killer before it is too late. Cady’s mother is slowly succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease and during one of her lucid moments she mentions something unusual about the murder of Cady’s fa ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A marshal pursues a killer as well as her demons…

This is the second book in the Cady Maddix Mystery series that can be read as a stand-alone.

The attention of this reader of mystery/suspense novels was captured by what unfolded within the pages of this book: a family on the run, a revenge-driven killer of recent women playing a long game, and the law enforcement officer assigned the hunt was haunted by a traumatic incident when a young child. As we are the culmination of our experiences to date,
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series!
Patricia Mccammon
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. Great story, well written. It keeps your attention all the way. A wide variety of characters, some you have sympathy for and others make you disgusted. A good law enforcement story.
Teresa M Bawa
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting read

I have really enjoyed this second book of the series. Great characters. Good writing. An APLUS read. Take a chance on reading these books.
Cathy Thompson
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the best thrillers that I have read this year ! A young witness on the run and a determined killer ! A must read ! Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for the opportunity to read and review this book ! #Netgalley # Thomas&Mercer #DownTheDarkestRoad
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought Cold Dark Places by Kylie Brant was amazing, but this, this was phenomenal. I was still left with some unanswered questions at the end of the book, but overall, I loved it! I would recommend this to everyone! You don’t necessarily have to read the first one in order to read this, which I really liked. This book kept you guessing constantly what was going to happen next or who did what and it made me crazy! In a good way, of course! I could not put this book down. It was so great and I ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as much of a page turner as I had hoped. But not terrible.
T Olsen
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a police procedural AND a psychological thriller. Great plot and story, and even better characters. Excellent, very well written book.
Debra Scott
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this advance copy as goodreads giveaway. I loved it. Characters well developed. Lots of action and a great ending. I’ve put Kylie Brant books on my TBR list.
Leah Hines
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second installment of this series is even better than the first. There is more character development with both Cady and Ryder. The plot is full of suspense and action. There were shocking turns towards the end I never saw coming. The fact that Cady is part of the USMS makes for a unique and intriguing story. It's a nice change of pace from the typical detective book. I look forward to the next book. ...more
Linda Leone
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Down The Darkest Road is book 2 in the Cady Maddix series. I liked both book 1 and 2. Hopefully there will be a number 3. Federal Marshall Cady Maddix has her own past to overcome as well as killers to catch. Her story continues throughout the series.
Thank you to netgalley, the author and publisher for the arc.
Read All About It
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Candy Maddix series. She is a Deputy US Marshal. Her traumatic childhood still effects her to this day. She does have a love interest in Sheriff Ryder Talbot but she is afraid for any commitment.
Dylan whitenesses a horrific act when he is a child. The drug dealer has been after him since then. He and his family have been on the run since then. There are lots of lies and betrayal on all sides. The ending is shocking and I felt so bad for Dylan when he finally rememb
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this 2nd US Marshall Cady Maddix book. In this one, Cady is working on a case that involved a boy who has been hiding from a killer for several years. She is determined to track down this ruthless killer.

I loved the main character, Cady Maddix, just as much in this book as in the first one. The storyline was a good one, interesting, and completely keeping my attention throughout the book. The story was fast-paced and filled with plenty of action,

I'm really looking forward to see
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another book that I had to read straight through. I could not put it down. I love Kylie Brant's writing style and how she pulls you into the story. Poor Dylan has spent his childhood running from a killer and you can not help but feel sorry for all he has been through ...more
Griselda  Alvarez
I enjoyed this mystery but was not wowed by it. I felt It being the second in the series didn't make a difference. The characters were well written and felt completed. Thank you NetGalley, Author and the publisher for the eArc in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Monica R.
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book but drags in spots

This book was decent. Miss Brant writes a lovely story and the plot was easy to follow. I do not like where she started to drag out the details. For example : she got in the elevator, she pushed the buttons, when she was exiting the doors, then her phone rings. I remember in all of my writing classes that I was told to simplify and consolidate. I understand that she's trying to paint a picture, but the picture would still be obvious if she cut out the two middle parts
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story starts out with Cady looking for Bruce Forrester and his accomplices. They are suspected of abducting and killing women. And, Bruce is wanted for a crime a few years earlier involving Dylan and his friend Trevor. I liked the story, and it kept my interest but there were alot of people to keep track of -- Cady, her Mom Hanna, Ryder and his Mom Laura, Dylan and his Mom Tina. Then we have Dylan's "uncle" T. And best of all, Cady's dog Hero.

There is alot going on with Forester and T and
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow! Brilliant read full of action and a twist or 2 at the end! A well rounded story with strong and well developed characters.

Five years before Dylan Castle and his friend slipped out to go to the river. Only Dylan lived to tell the tale of what happened but his memory is sketchy.
Deputy US Marshal Cady Maddox is assigned to the case. The person suspected of killing Trevor , Bruce Forrester, is still on the run and has kidnapped a young woman. Will she be able to stop him?

This was the 1st boo
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this e-book via a Goodreads/Amazon Kindle giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to read this story and provide my honest review.

I enjoyed reading this book. I liked the character of Cady Maddix; I prefer my main characters to have some kind of backstory, be complex and not perfect. Plus, there were dogs! I loved that. I wish there had been more time developing her character; however, I didn't read #1 in the series -- so, perhaps there was more development in the first book. I am no
Trish R.
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoy the Cady Maddix books. She a tough cookie but she’s not always trying to kick someone’s ass. 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
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though i never read the first book (Cold Dark Places), it made no difference in my enjoyment of 'Down the Darkest Road'. I do hope to read the first book sooner or later, but have also noticed several other books written by Kylie Brant that i would be interested in reading. This book had a great story line, with plenty of suspense and loved the twists towards to the end. Recommended.

My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy. This is my honest review, which i have voluntarily gi
Andrea Corley
This was one of the best books that I've read in a good while! I fell in love with the main character Cady Maddix!

Overall the story was captivating and kept me glued to the edge of my seat throughout the entire story! I felt like I was invested in the characters and the outcome of the story!

I also can't wait for book #3 to see what happens in Cady's life next and what choices she makes!

Overall, excellent read with great narration!

**I would like to thank Netgalley for providing this book to m
Jill Burgin
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Cold Dark Places’ last year which was the first in the series following Us Marshall Cady Maddox and her dog Hero, This time it’s a young boy on the run from a serial killer and full of twists and turns. It’s a combo thriller/police procedural with a flawed female lead - my favorite style of novel! Again, Brant delivers a action packed book with more background story of a Cody that makes you respect her even more. Hurry up Book Three,
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The mother of five children, Kylie Brant claims she began writing to save her sanity. Plotting stories became her method of escape from the reality of constant ball games, chauffeuring kids, and refereeing "minor" disagreements between her perfect offspring.

In 1992 she was elated to get a call from Silhouette offering to buy her second novel. Home with laryngitis at the time, she still managed to

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