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Summary

Sophie Feegle needs a break. Rent is due on her crappy apartment and she's halfway through her last loaf of bread.

Sophie doesn't have big ambitions. She only wants a job that will keep her landlord off her back, enough extra cash for whiskey at the neighborhood bar and a bit of free time to hang out with the naughty old lady next door.

When a chance encounter with a quiet stranger leads to a job offer at the San Francisco City Morgue, Sophie jumps at the opportunity. She never expected to find her calling on the graveyard shift surrounded by dead bodies and the strange characters that make up the morgue's staff. Finding out that your friends and co-workers are shifters, ogres and other non-human creatures is a shock, but Sophie quickly realizes that these are her people, and she has finally found her perfect gig.

And then things get odd. Well...odder.

Unusual murders keep ending up on Sophie’s autopsy table, hinting at strange powers working within the city. Something nefarious is building in San Francisco, and it is up to Sophie and her friends to thwart the evil powers on the rise.

©2020 Gwen DeMarco (P)2021 Gwen DeMarco

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Enjoyable

I liked this. I don't know this writer's previous work, but this was creative story with a nice bite to the humour (similar vein to Deborah Wilde). Creative supernatural world and a clear love of San Francisco. The overall plot felt a little thin in places, but it keeps you listening. It also sometimes feels weird that it's told in the third rather than first person as it's exclusively from the protagonist's point of view and we're in her thoughts. The narrator is okay-ish - some weird word pronunciations and strange pauses but overall it's fine. If you're looking for a fun urban fantasy, particularly if you love San Fran, this is for you.

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Good story!

Good story, and a bit different from the others out there in this genre. I really liked it and will begin listening to the next book straight away!

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Sophie and the odd ones

What can I say but wow what a story m, loved it!
It combined mystery and shifters all in one. I loved Sophie and the way she handles her new calling.
Can't wait to start book 2.

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Excellent start to a new series

Loved the take on mythical creatures not just vamps and wolves. Hero is human and relatable. Narration is good. Hints at romance but not full on description. If you want that try blackdagger brotherhood. If you like dannika dark then you will like this book. I listened to it over 24 your period and can't wait for the next book.

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Loved itl

Loved this book, wonderful interesting premise, brilliant sarky lead character who discovers a world that she had no idea existed. Entertaining and enthralling story with a lovely sense of fun with a bit of an edge. All the characters are well rounded and described. The audio book has a superb narration which adds wonderfully to the story. I loved everything about this book and look forward to more in the series. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I received a complimentary copy of the audio book from the author and am leaving a honest voluntary review.

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A fantastic read!

This book hooked me from the start, it grabbed my attention an held on tight right to the end, and left me desperate for more. The story flowed beautifully, with an intrigueing mystery and some great plot twists, I fell in love with the characters immediately, they were unique, original and incredibly sweet. I'm desperately hoping for a book 2, this was just too good to be left as a single book, great narration by Janine Granda. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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excellent

very engaging characters. looking forward to further stories. love the fact that it is not the usually paranormal types. highly recommended.

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A new automatic purchase series.

This book was recommended in a FB UF group and having a few credits to spare I decided to take a chance on this book. This proved an excellent decision. The writing flowed, the story flowed and although originally I had doubts about the narrator now I can't imagine anyone else narrating. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Sharon
  • 02-08-21

I'll buy the next ten in this series ...

I'm an appreciative reviewer, not an analytical one ... so I'll just say, that if you take your favorite "young adult" book, full of snark and critters and unexpected magic and likeable beings you'd easily keep around as friends, and you translate it emotionally up to full adult level writing, you've got this book. And, even better, it doesn't rely on superfluous adrenaline or sex to keep your interest, the book actually has a good plotline, that is actually a plot -- NOT just "one thing after another" .... it's got good storylines, great characters, a pub you'd adopt as your own, people you wish were in your life, and the two MC's make the whole process likeable, fun, and keep your ears tuned up to the story. If you don't need blood splatter on every page, and you don't need sex scenes on every other page, and you do like mythical critters, mystery, light hearted laughing morticians, and shifters of all varieties, then this is your book too. I'm so ready for the next one. BTW -- this is a complete book, not a cliffhanger, this is adult fantasy of the best kind.

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  • Kristina
  • 08-04-21

Odd balls rule

I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. In fact, I loved it. I looking forward to the next one. I hope it comes out soon.

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  • pamela robinson
  • 01-04-21

WONDERFUL START!!! Hopefully new series.

Great story!!!! A little different from your usual urban fantasy...but it’s an interesting and welcome difference. Hopefully it’s first in a series with many more to come. The characters are all unique and meld with other nicely. And the narrator helps make the story that much more enjoyable! Looking forward to more of Sophie and her odd ones!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-01-22

fun take on urban fantasy

Likeable MC with diverse paranormals and friends made this a fun book. The MC is snarky with no filter. There is some adult humor. This book defines the world and characters as an investigation around recent deaths progresses. I think there is much more to the MC which has not been revealed. Looking forward to continuing the series. Narration was good with good pacing, voices and snarky dialog.

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  • AGDTEC
  • 12-07-22

I liked the world created in this book.

Fun easy listen. I hate when you need to have are least 15 words to leave a review. I am not a writer.

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  • Alan Saylor
  • 14-05-22

Good listen

Interesting book. Good narrator except she speaks too slowly. If you increase the playback to 1.2x it sounds much better.

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  • M
  • 21-03-22

Fun cast of characters

I have some quibbles with it overall, but it’s very entertaining. My biggest issue with this book is the main character, Sophie. I like her a lot, though her pervasive snark and penchant for f-bombs might bother others. There’s just next to no backstory for her. Questions from others about her past are quickly brushed away. It’s not clear if the author didn’t want to spend too much time on said backstory, so she just skipped it, or if Sophie has a secret magic/fae history that she’s either purposefully or unknowingly hiding from others (which is a common enough UF trope). It just seems like there should at least be a hint about that either way by the end of the book. Her powers sort of come out of left field, too, as well as her quick grasp of how to use them. Her lack of backstory makes this even harder to accept. Her powers start to become a bit too convenient later on as well, providing her with a borderline unbelievable amount of information. It made things a bit too easy, rather than the ragtag team needing to do more boots-on-the-ground sleuthing to figure stuff out. It all leaves me feeling off-kilter about Sophie even though I like her a lot and am rooting for her. I’m a little off-kilter about the romance as well. Not because of him (their banter/chemistry is great), but because it’s some combination of moving too fast and getting whiplash from trying to figure out if she genuinely likes him or not. Despite all this, I’m going to grab the next one to see if some of these issues get smoothed out. To book 2!

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  • Jennifer B
  • 25-02-22

Fun story

Voice narrator was good…however I had to put playback speed at 1.2, it almost seemed the recording was slowed down! The story, characters and world building was interesting, I will purchase the next in series.

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  • drew
  • 23-02-22

awesome story

Urban Fantasy at its finest. A new take on some old creatures. Great flow and the humor had me laughing out loud.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 18-02-22

A Great Ride, So much Fun!!

I just Loved listening to this story and can Not get enough! So after leaving this Review I am starting book #2!! Narrator did a Excellent job on this story and the Characters voices.
Highly Recommend this Series