LV48 by Matt Doyle


by Matt Doyle.

New Hopeland City may be the birthplace of Tech Shifter gear, but it isn’t the only place that likes to blend technology with folklore. Now, a new nightmare is stalking the streets…

When PI Cassie Tam is attacked on the way home one night, she expects the police to get involved. What she doesn’t expect is to be forced into acting as bait to lure out a lunatic in a tech-suit that’s literally out for blood. But past actions have consequences, and doing so may be the only way she can get a clean slate from the city’s law makers.

If only that didn’t mean having to face down a wannabe vampire.

Taken from book blurb.

Release Date: December 10, 2018.

Length: 247 pages.

Series: The Cassie Tam Files #3.

Genre: Sci-Fi. Lesbian.

Read as: an eBook.

Sourced: NetGalley.

My Thoughts

LV48 is a suspenseful continuation of ‘The Cassie Tam Files,’ which features even more twists and turns than the previous books. LV48 takes place shortly after the events of The Fox, The Dog, and The King and jumps right into the action.

What I love about ‘The Cassie Tam Files’ series is the feeling of the novels, you have these noir crime-mysteries taking place in this futuristic but still familiar world. I’ve always pictured these big cityscapes with steam obscuring the streets, dark danger filled alleys, and tech just running a muck throughout- for me it’s all very reminiscent of Blade Runner with it’s gritty glamour.

All of the books in the series really capture this feeling with their amazing and eye catching covers. I particularly love the one for LV48 because it gives a glimpse of the tech suits that have featured throughout the books. As Doyle’s books are so atmospheric and features some really imaginative tech, it is great to be able to see some of this tech. Don’t get me wrong, the descriptions of all manner of different tech paint really great pictures but its great getting to visualise some of the technology within New Hopeland City.

I will admit that mysteries and crime books aren’t usually my cup of tea, so it sometimes takes me a while to finish these stories, but all of the Cassie Tam books have been excellent examples of the genre and have kept me reading to the end. LV48 is ambitious as ever, with a the larger story slowly coming clear – I really enjoyed the story as at no point was I overwhelmed with detail, I was able top easily keep up with the mystery of the novel.

We’re also all in luck because a novella collection has been released by Nine Star Press. The new book is called Shadows of the Past and looks to be as interesting as ever!



If you’re looking for an immersive, atmospheric, and intricately told science-fiction crime story featuring a kick-arse, lesbian detective with relationship issues, the look no further than LV48 and ‘The Cassie Tam Files’ because they’re the books for you!


Please note: I received a copy of LV48 from NetGalley.

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