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Publisher's Summary

Secret societies, serial killers, and a seriously snarky PI.

When Ginger Mitchell finds out her mother committed suicide, she packs up her life as a Vegas "dancer" (hey, somebody's gotta do it) and drives her cherry-red SUV straight home to Portland. Without a disapproving mom to rebel against, what was the point? 

When she arrives back in her hometown, she finds a lot more going on than fancy food trucks and put-a-bird-on-it hipsters. 

Murders are being passed off as suicides. College-aged women keep going missing. And then there's the troubling spate of mobsters who keep inviting her out to eat. 

With a pile of cash saved from her last job and no one around to tell her not to, Ginger decides to become a private investigator, to find out exactly what's gone wrong in the City of Roses. First up: Her mother's "suicide." 

Includes the first six novellas in the Roseland series, Home Is Where the Start Is, The Ruth Is Out There, The Body in the Pool, Amber Alert, Jane Dead, Welcome to Roseland.

©2019 Eric Ugland (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Holy Shit! Ugland you go boy!

If the title to this review is too much for you, then, this book might not be for you. If you are reading this review because the title got you to this point, then, this book is for you!

This book totally surprised me over and over again. Each time I thought I was impressed soon, as I read, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed all over again. The seamless immersion into character depth, character relationships and an interesting and totally believable storyline kept me GLUED to this book.

If you you have read Ugland in the past, he carries that enthusiasm and "thinking outside of the box" writing right with him. I would have thought a hot chick with some energy and gumption wrote this if I did not pick up the book because Ugland was listed as the author.

I listened to the audible book. the reader was the best that I have heard in a long time.

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Virtue signal much?

Good story, but wow, I haven’t heard so many cliche tropes in one story, ever. This reads like a male feminists perception filter and given the propensity for male feminists to be rapey pedometer [sic] types, I am mildly concerned about the implications...

Not bad but so predictable it is a boring story.

Kinda disappointed.

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Great Detective Book With Some Supernatural

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Candace was fantastic in this. (My first time listening to her)

Ginger Mitchell is snarky,funny,sharp and knows how to put herself in the criminal shoes to catch them.

There are six cases in the book. Each are 2 to 5 hours long per. (Fucking awesome)

And no time jumps between cases so far. (I really hate time jumps)


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Chapters are really short and theres 227 chapters

Like no chapter longer than 15 minutes and chapters shorter than a minute

(But I started to like it so I don't know why I'm writing this)


Overall first non litrpg Eric Ugland book and I'm really enjoying it.Love all the characters and cases didn't over stay there welcome And the main character has this I've seen it all feel to her then 5 minutes later she out of her league. My favorite case is Amber Alert

Apologies for my shit writing

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So good

Alright so I was debating on this book for a good while should I get it should I not I kind of Go for fantasy and scifi also supernatural this book does have some supernatural aspect Which I wish it Said it did But it doesn't
Pretty much the characters in this book are so enjoyableThe main character is very likable She pretty much goes on cases and I do mean cases She's not a Martial arts fighter or any ability of the type I don't want to say too much but if you want a Enjoyable story to listen to and likable characters get the book
There is only really one sex scene in this work and that's in the beginning and it's really not Anything

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Could have been better

I had to quit listening. I got tired of hearing "I said", "she said"...lost interest

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very disappointing

I am a fan of Ugland's other series. But I could not even finish this ridiculous story.

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Ultimately boring, utterly forgettable.

If the author's lit RPGs stories drew you in prepare to be disappointed and let down. This story shares none of the creativity, wit or entertainment of his lit RPG work.

The narrator was not horrible, but did not add much value to the experience.

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Woke = Broke

C’mon Ugland. Couldn’t finish book one because of the unrealistic injection of woke standards of inclusion. Made a potentially great story dumb. Try again cuck. Whomever advised you to go this route should be fired with prejudice. Good/bad guy series are excellent.

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Dude

The characters are kind of fun, pretty good narrator.
it’s a little bit all over the place disjointed, a lot of he said,she said. And way too much usage of the word dude. A good editing might be helpful.

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Disgusting

Don't waste your time on this trash. It starts out bad and gets worse from there.

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  • 09-30-22

Fabulous

WoW first time with this, author and what a cracking listen will certainly be getting more. Best book for a long time

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  • Criss
  • 09-29-22

Surprisingly thoroughly enjoyable

I really enjoyed this, I weren't actually expecting to as I can find American narration a little irritating to listen to just due to how some words are pronounced. Having said that, the narrator is very good, I very much enjoyed listening. The storyline is fast paced and I really liked all the characters and just how much was going on! I would definitely recommend to have a listen, especially if it's for free! I'm really looking forward to the next volumes

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  • ice
  • 09-26-22

Hooked

Looks like I'm gonna have to get the next in the series. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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  • Elaine R
  • 09-06-22

Enjoyable and fast paced story telling

I loved the story, the pace and the wit but the best bit was the excellent narrator who was perfect for this book.

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  • humphreys_girl
  • 09-04-22

Great suspense and humour

Easy listening thriller. Really glad there is a sequel to go on to! Don’t usually like books written in first person but the narrator made it work.

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  • Mignon Wells
  • 08-24-22

Great listen

Thoroughly enjoyable, funny and exciting with wonderful characters. The narration is perfect, of the best I've heard.

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  • san2har
  • 08-23-22

Fabulous!

Best thing I’ve listened to in ages. It would make a great tv series. I’ve just watched Veronica Mars and felt a bit bereft but this has made up for it. The main characters are funny and likeable. Narration superb. By the way I am 77

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  • Ellie
  • 08-20-22

Love the gang.

Loved the synopsis, so gave it a go, oh how glad I did. Well, apart from now looking at buying extra credits so I can get the next 2 books lol, not sure if I can wait until next credit day, thanks Mr Ugland!
I binge listened to this in one and a half days. Love Ginger, her worldly whit but at the same time, almost naive outlook at her plans and to danger, are to me believable, and her group of roped in help are brilliant (everyone needs a Rhino in their lives 🤣, listen and you'll understand.) Also for once, I loved everything, the narrator, the storylines, just everything, to the point of shouting out alound "NO, DON'T YOU DARE...NO!!" when it finished. Thanks Audible for giving me another author and characters to fall in love with.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-22

yeah man

brill easy read almost the same as cassy mcgraw books and thats not a bad thing but if u liked this try them and there free but yeah this was fantastic and i read it in 2 days almost none stop what away to leave it tho gotta get next one now

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  • Traveller49
  • 08-10-22

Enjoyed this immensely!

Ginger is an unconventional heroine and her sidekick, Rhino is almost as endearing.
Cracking stories, ending with a cliffhanger, which made me immediately get volume 2.
Highly recommended.

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  • 05-30-22

Roseland 1

Exactly like listening to Jane Lynch from Glee, (not a bad thing). Very impressive lead female character written by a man I must say. Enjoyable, quick moving story with interesting characters. The narrator does a great job voicing men in the story which is rare I believe for female audio performers.

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