Audiobook Review: The Brightest Darkness by Kate L. Mary

From the author of the Amazon best-selling Broken World series comes book two in an exciting new zombie apocalypse series!

There was something evil living in Andrew. I’d seen it in his eyes, reflecting back at me like a spotlight. It was the brightest darkness I’d ever seen, bright enough to snuff every one of us out….

Still reeling from loss and with the harsh Oklahoma elements seemingly working against them, Kellan and Regan set out to rescue Harper from Andrew and his men. Only now they aren’t just fighting to free a teenage girl, they’re fighting to keep a promise to the man who saved them, knowing if they fail, Harper won’t be the only one at risk.

Joining forces with a new group means having help and making friends, but it also brings new conflict and the risk of losing everything they’ve worked to build over the last eight years. With zombies banging at their door and the threat of Andrew around every corner, Regan and Kellan will have to fight to keep their world secure and their secret from getting out.


My Review

I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I have read several post-apocalyptic books by Kate L. Mary and have enjoyed them all. As soon as I finished The Loudest Silence, the first book in The Oklahoma Wasteland series, I started the second book.

Like the first book, there’s not much down time in The Brightest Darkness. The group that Regan and Kellan are with is frequently changing in number which can be both good and bad. A lot of the people who survived are worse than the zombies, and it’s difficult to know who to trust. Regan and Kellan tend to find trouble around every corner. They are a strong couple in more ways than one, but can that save them from the constant danger?

I like the characters. They seemed a little wishy washy in the first book, but they have matured.

The ending was a cliffhanger, so I am glad that I have the next book in the series, because I am ready to listen to more. I need to find out what happens!

About the Author

Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, ranging from post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to speculative fiction and contemporary romance! The wife of a USAF pilot and mother of four, her days are spent balancing family and work while she works to create new worlds for her readers to get lost in. Check out the social media links below to find out more about her and her books, and be sure to sign up for her newsletter to stay connected!