What a fabulous sci-fi thriller with a murder mystery to boot. Color me happy if you will. This book warmed the cockles of my heart, I haven’t been able to let go of my kindle. I am diving into book 2 as soon as finish this review. I like reading different books, different genres, mixing it up. This was absolutely the perfect time for me read this cracker of a book.
My first book by Matt Doyle, I am so excited about the second book too, I hope it is as good or better than this one. The story starts with Cassandra Tam, a.k.a Caz, a P.I, who is entrusted with the case of the death of Lori’s brother, to get to the bottom of it, if it was a suicide or a murder.
I love the way Caz is etched in this book, she is bright, bold, an absolute kickass heroine with daredevil attitude and just a hint of vulnerability with regards to her ex and her present attraction. Can you not make out how much I love her?
Oh let me tell you about her wonderful sidekick, Bert the metallic gargoyle, an A.I, who cawed his way into my heart. He protects Caz to the point of ripping through a man’s head. My vengeant heart loved it!!
The story is fast paced, with the world of sci-fi ranging from Tech Shifter to Virtual Reality to Pros and Addicts. They build up the tech atmosphere slowly pervading it into the mystery, giving it the right tinge of a thriller. The murder mystery still required Caz’s brain to solve it, the techs could only do so much as the hand that ordered it.
The only niggle I had in the entire book was that the worldbuilding slightly confused me, I had to re-read to understand certain bits. But nonetheless it captured my imagination totally.
Now what I really want is a pendrive or a memory stick which is fingerprint locked as written in the book. That would be a cool birthday gift for me. Anyone listening?!!
I received the digital copy of the book from the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
Book 2 review happens tomorrow.
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Matt Doyle is a speculative fiction author from the UK and identifies as pansexual and gender fluid. Matt has spent a great deal of time chasing dreams, a habit which has led to success in a great number of fields. To date, this has included spending ten years as a professional wrestler, completing a range of cosplay projects, and publishing multiple works of fiction.
These days, Matt can be found working on multiple novels and stories, blogging about pop culture, and plotting and planning far too many projects.
When PI Cassie Tam is hired to investigate the death of a local virtual reality junkie, she thinks it will be easy money. In New Hopeland, VR junkies die every day, and the local PD already declared it an accidental overdose on synthetic stimulants. But the more she digs, the more that things don’t add up.
To make things even more complicated, her client, the deceased’s sister Lori, is a Tech Shifter – someone who uses a metal exoskeleton to roleplay as an animal – and Cassie has always been wary of that community. That wouldn’t be a problem if Lori wasn’t fast becoming the first person she’s been genuinely attracted to since splitting with her ex.
Easy money, huh? Yeah, right.
Publication Date: 8th May 2017
Publisher: NineStar Press
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