The Scarlet Tanager : The Annika Brisby Series

  • by Emigh Cannaday
  • Narrated by Nick Cracknell
  • Series: The Annika Brisby Series
  • 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"You're part samodiva. I knew that when I met you. It's in your blood to be distracted by beauty...and pleasure." He turned to face her, taking in every sensuous curve of her female form. "You seem to have forgotten that it's in my blood as well. Whatever shall I do to remind you?"
Scandal. Blackmail. Obsession. It's just another day if you're a Marinossian. When Annika disappears without a trace, Talvi launches the hunt for his most infuriating rival yet. His only clues are from a government he's increasingly at odds with. In exchange for access to their resources, he does the unthinkable and reveals Annika's true nature. Time is short, but the list of names Talvi can trust keeps getting shorter. Back home at the family's country estate, his brother Finn is blindsided when the missing redhead turns up injured with no recollection of how she arrived. While his mother tends to her physical wounds, Finn's given the task of restoring her memory...and he just can't resist showing her his version of the truth. But playing mind games is like playing roulette - and someone's luck is about to run out.


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Customer Reviews

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A little darker and more sensual than before

First of all, please note: For the proper enjoyment of this book, readers /listeners please read/listen to the previous two books first. This story picks up where the previous book ended.

That said, very little actually happens in this story. The bulk of it is dedciated to addressing a few unresolved issues from the earlier books as well as leading us teasingly through the murkiness of Annika and Talvi's relationship. There are changes for other key characters in the story as well and the stage is carefully set for something more. Unlike the previous books, this book is more sensual and darker. It toys with addiction, torture, mind-games, PTSD as well as defining and unravelling the relationships between the various characters. The true nature of certain characters are better revealed while others display unexpected facets making the story more complex. To be honest, I am still not 100% sure if I am on Team Finn or Tean Talvi when it comes to Annika.

More than the plot of this book, the complex nature of the characters are what adds depth to the overall story. And the ending... oh my! I am hopeful that this will lead to more adventures for the Marinossian. Perhaps the events in this book will give Annika the experience to handle the challenges of being a member of this somewhat notorious family.

For the most part, I enjoyed the book. I remain committed to the series. Seriously, cannot wait for the next instalment.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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- A D.

Must Read!

Would you listen to The Scarlet Tanager again? Why?

I listened to this story in one go and at over 14 hours that is a testament to how amazing it is. Each of the books in the series gets more gripping and pulls me in more and more. Book 3 started very differently from the first 2, with an urgency that pulled me straight in and shut out everything else. I had forgotten how charismatic Nick's voice is and how well suited he is to narrate this story.
The whole of this book is centered very much on the families emotions, good, selfish, misguided and obsession. Where this all leads is why I listened for 14 hours straight. No spoilers from me, this is a book you just have to listen to, if you have listened to the first 2 I can't imagine you will be able to resist the lure of it.
I know I have just finished it but I just have to listen to it again it is just that good, and that is definitely something I do not say lightly.

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- MCR.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-04-2017
  • Publisher: Emigh Cannaday