Author: Michaela James
Narrator: Kimberly M. Wetherell
Length: 12 hours 230 minutes
Series: Scarlet Oaks Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
Publisher: LW Media Group Ltd.
Released: Feb. 6, 2020
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Something sinister is going on at Bay Radio. Is it possible there’s a connection between the mafia-type men who show up after dark, the terrified young women they have in tow, and the ominous commune Scarlet’s sister calls home?
A troubled caller’s cryptic clues point to a man from Scarlet’s past. Could he be the key to breaking her sister Violet out of a seemingly impenetrable commune?
Scarlet’s new boyfriend gets a crash course on the life and times of Violet, as they enter a world of shadows, sex, and secrets. With more than her own life on the line, Scarlet fights to save her sister.
Can Scarlet and friends, armed with only a harebrained scheme and spy store gadgets, solve this mystery? All roads lead back to the cryptic caller. Expose the photographer from Scarlet’s past, and the thick, scandalous web starts to unravel.
Jump on this speeding cable car with Scarlet and hold on for dear life. This fast-paced, clever mystery will have you laughing one minute and gasping the next. Spend time with the characters you’ve grown to love and make room in your heart for more.
If you grew up reading or listening to Nancy Drew, you’ll love Scarlet Oaks. This is the second book in the Scarlet Oaks series. Continue the adventure - buy Scarlet Oaks and the Exposed Photographer today!
4.5 Out Of 5 Stars
Genre: Audiobook, Mystery, Romance, Suspense--
Keep in mind that this is the second book in a series that needs to be read in order. This book takes place right after the first one and the events from the first book trigger the plot here.
This sequel was much more romantic of than the first one. We get to see James and Scarlet's relationship unfold in sweet, slow detail and it was so cute. I also need to mention that James is basically the perfect guy, giving support in all situations, willing to go along with all the crazy that Scarlet is involved in, loving her family and fitting in perfectly with her friends, and spontaneous foot massages. I love the two together. I was a little concerned that in the first book a love triangle was going to unfold but I am happy to report that there was always a winning contender with James.
I flew through this book, finding it much more action packed and exciting than the first. I think that the first book had a slow start setting up the world and characters, creating the relationship dynamics and backstory, where as this one was non-stop adventure, be it investigating a cult, sex trafficking, strange sacrifices, covert operations and missions, to cute pig antics. I love how there was so much going on in the story but somehow all the parts fit together perfectly.
I am definitely a fan of Scarlet and her ragtag of sleuths. I love how she keeps adding people to her world and I look forward to reading the next book in the series and whatever convoluted mischief that she gets into next. The audiobook narrator does a great job with emoting for Scarlet as well as creating different voices for all the cast members so I highly recommend listening to the series.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Michaela James. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Michaela lives near Reno, Nevada, where there are lovely walking trails and lots of sun. She was born and grew up in Hampshire, England, where there is less sun, but better chocolate! A professional voice over artist and the voice of a local radio station, Michaela enjoys watching great movies with her husband and grown sons, playing tennis and and drinking lots of tea.
A bright, versatile, broad-next-door type, Kimberly M. Wetherell is rapidly becoming a sought-after talent in the voiceover market, specializing in audiobooks, commercials, and animation.
Kimberly has worn multiple hats in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. A graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, Kimberly has been an actor, a singer of musical theatre, director of both opera and film, and producer of opera, film, and most recently, commercials.
She speaks French, Italian, and German (all thanks to her 15-year career in opera), and, as a lifelong lover of language, has a large catalogue of dialects and accents from around the world at the tip of her tongue.
Equally active in the literary world, Kimberly is a published essayist and contributing editor of The Nervous Breakdown. She founded and hosted DISH, a monthly food & drink reading series at SoHo’s Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, as well as having hosted other reading series around NYC, such as NPR’s Dime Stories at Brooklyn’s Barbès and TNB’s Literary Experience at Chinatown’s Happy Endings.
Voiceover artistry is the perfect marriage of her life’s two passions, and she couldn’t be happier with this new career pursuit.
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