Addict

Addict New Hopeland was built to be the centre of the technological age but like everywhere else it has its dark side Assassins drug dealers and crooked businessmen form a vital part of the city s make up

  • Title: Addict
  • Author: MattDoyle
  • ISBN: 9781947139039
  • Page: 189
  • Format: ebook
  • New Hopeland was built to be the centre of the technological age, but like everywhere else, it has its dark side Assassins, drug dealers and crooked businessmen form a vital part of the city s make up, and sometimes, the police are in too deep themselves to be effective But hey, there are always other optionsFor P.I Cassie Tam, business has been slow So, when she s hNew Hopeland was built to be the centre of the technological age, but like everywhere else, it has its dark side Assassins, drug dealers and crooked businessmen form a vital part of the city s make up, and sometimes, the police are in too deep themselves to be effective But hey, there are always other optionsFor P.I Cassie Tam, business has been slow So, when she s hired to investigate the death of a local VR addict named Eddie Redwood, she thinks it ll be easy money All she has to do is prove to the deceased s sister Lori that the local P.D were right to call it an accidental overdose The she digs though, the things don t seem to sit right, and soon, Cassie finds herself knee deep in a murder investigation But that s just the start of her problems.When the case forces Cassie to make contact with her drug dealing ex girlfriend, Charlie Goldman, she s left with a whole lot of long buried personal issues to deal with Then there s her client Lori Redwood is a Tech Shifter, someone who uses a metal exoskeleton to roleplay as an animal Cassie isn t one to judge, but the Tech Shifting community has always left her a bit nervous That wouldn t be a problem if Lori wasn t fast becoming the first person that she s been genuinely attracted to since splitting with Charlie Oh, and then there s the small matter of the police wanting her to back off the case.Easy money, huh Yeah, right.

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    About “MattDoyle”

    1. MattDoyle

      Matt Doyle lives in the South East of England His house is inhabited by a wide variety of people and animals including at time of typing his partner, his three kids, two dogs, a cat, a snake, a rat, a rabbit, a selection of teas and a handful of wild windows.He has spent his life chasing dreams, a habit which has seen him gain varying degrees of success in a great number of fields This has included spending ten years as a professional wrestler both working shows under the ring names Tad, and working backstage booking and running several successful shows in his local area , completing a range of cosplay projects and scripting the webcomic Tales of the Winterborn.His latest venture involves diving headlong into another world he has wanted to be a apart of since childhood that of an author.

    883 thoughts on “Addict”

    1. 3.5 StarsAddict is a pretty decent first book in a series. It has an interesting storyline and an interesting female lead. It also contains intriguing types of tech people - the shifters - and tech creatures - hi, Burt. The last third of this book picked up the action too, and Cassie kicked some butt. I'd love to see more of that. I'm also hoping for extra depth and dimension in Cassie Tam Files #2. More character connection and development and world building amongst the tech elements and crime- [...]


    2. Addict is a science fiction story about Cassie Tam. This is the first book of the Cassie Tam Files. The setting of the story is in New Hopeland. Everything is in the future with things like tech shifters and virtual junkies. Cassie is a private investigator and takes on the side jobs which police do not want to get involved with. As she gets into one particular case, what appears to be a very easy situation then becomes complicated. Cassie gets involved and discovers more than what she bargained [...]


    3. New Hopeland is a new world. Cassie Tam takes a case for what she think is an easy case. The case turns out to be more than meets the eye. What an exciting Cyberpunk world the author has created! Murder and mystery are fun to read for me and I enjoyed this book. There was lots of good detail in this book for me on this new world and some great new creature/characters. * I received this book from the author and this is my honest review*


    4. 4.5*Addict is a futuristic murder/mystery/thriller with a side of lesbian romance. BONUS!!!! Cassie Tam is hired by Lori Redwood to find out exactly what happened with her brother Ben. Lori found his dead body and the cops ruled it as a suicide. Lori knows her brother was a virtual reality junkie, but she doesn't believe for one moment that he killed himself. Cassie takes the case believing it to be quick; open and shut. The the more clues she found regarding the death of Ben; the more things di [...]


    5. This is the fourth book I’ve read by Matt Doyle. And also the fourth time he has delivered beyond my expectations! I absolutely love Science Fiction but I have to admit, Addict belongs in a new category; Sci-fi just doesn’t do the words within his pages justice. The best I can do for a review is say “If you don’t read his books, you haven’t read Sci-fi yet.”Addict, by Matt Doyle, is a huge 5 Boundless Star Book. I highly recommend this, and all, of his books!boundlessbookreviewsfaceb [...]


    6. I really enjoyed this story. Cassie the PI was owlie and rough, yet you knew deep down she had a tender heart, and of course by the end of the book that shows through.I also loved the depth of world building and creative use of technology, and kudos to the author for creating advances in tech that I would never have been able to come up with.I LOVED Bert. That's all I'm going to say because I don't want to include any spoilers. But I will say, I want one!But then I also want an Ink too. Ha! Soun [...]


    7. So, I've been a fan of Matt Doyle since I read his debut, Wick, and I haven't been disappointed yet. I'm glad to say that that trend continued with his latest outing, Addict. I loved the Spark Form Chronicles for their engaging characters, the great action and the world that Doyle had created. Addict is more of the same. Well, there aren't any flashy battles, or tournaments, or living machines (and I use machine loosely because Carnival was so much more than that), but I digress. Addict boasts t [...]


    8. Full disclosure, I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the author however I have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own.Welcome to New Hopeland – American WastelandAddict, is a new series by author Matt Doyle and follows Cassie Tam, a Chinese-Canadian transplant from Vancouver to New Hopeland, somewhere in the USA of the future. Built as the technological center of the area, New Hopeland is a mixture of the latest technology, with a few throwback items. It’s [...]


    9. This fairly quick read is an interesting take on the future of several present-day pastimes and communities. It’s well-constructed and detailed, but not so much that the plot becomes lost in the world-building.I liked Cassie right from the start. She’s complex and flawed yet not unlikable. Cassie is well-developed as a character. We don’t really get her backstory until the end, delivered all at once in dialog. I might have liked for it to come up in smaller bits so that we could piece it t [...]


    10. I really liked the main character. It's rare to find a writer who can keep me hooked with a 1st person POV, and it's virtually unheard of that I don't absolutely detest the way that character describes their appearance. Matt did this beautifully, and I'm impressed!There was a lot about the MC and her various relationships I liked, but I would've loved it even more if that aspect had been more explored. The story was compelling, too, but more world building would've been nice. I never quite found [...]


    11. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a solid first book in an interesting new series. I enjoyed the world building and the characters. It's so refreshing to find a positive lesbian scifi story. This story is YA accessible (no sex or excessive gore, will definitely recommend to my 15 year old cousin). Highly enjoyable as an adult read. Recommend to everyone. Also, Bert is awesome. Can't wait to hear more of Cassie and Lori's adventures. I received a free copy of this book from the author in excha [...]


    12. My favorite parts were when the action, cyber-punky science fiction, and mystery elements locked into a vivid mental picture. I also appreciated our protagonist, Cassie. She was bad-ass and I wouldn’t mind reading more stories with her in them. The parts that sort of fell apart were the who-done-it aspects of the story, and the romance. The romance was possibly a bit sloppily handled at the end, when I didn't really need it for the story. All in all, a good read.


    13. Matt Doyle has created a world, in which, technological advances are more a part of everyday use than they are today. His future thoughts on technology are not so far-fetched, as most of what's written about already exist in some shape or form. In New Hopeland, where the novel takes place, there are Virtual Reality addicts, where drug addicts quite literally live in a different dimension when getting high and there are Tech Shifters, who are people who decide they'd be better suited to live a l [...]


    14. Popular lesbian author Lori L. Lake has an interesting essay on pseudonyms and why writers choose to use them. Oddly, she fails discuss the use of pen names in lesbian mysteries. The omission is even more unusual because “Lori L. Lake” is, in fact, itself a pseudonym. Her reason for using a pen name is unknown, but a number of other lesbian writers are simply afraid to be outed as lesbians, either at work or with their families. Nikki Baker is one of these, as is current superstar Lee Winter [...]


    15. If this book doesn't make you a fan of Cassie Tam, you must be one of the few who can resist her.  Intelligent, snarky, confident - and charmingly awkward when dealing with an attractive woman.The world-building is wildly imaginative and high-tech boasting vivid imagery.  Cassie is presented with a murder case almost immediately, and the author serves up several suspects, each with plausible motives.  I honestly didn't know 'who dun it' until the big reveal, and soon after was unexpectedly th [...]


    16. Read my full review on my blog, The Story Salve Actual Rating: 4.5 stars.*Full Disclosure: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion of the book.*Addict is a cyberpunk/crime noir novel that follows Cassie Tam as she attempts to solve the mystery surrounding Eddie Redwood’s apparent drug overdose. Along the way, she has to confront her ex-girlfriend, Charlie, and comes to realize her growing feelings for her client, Lori, a Tech Shifter who us [...]


    17. Author, Matt Doyle, contacted Mello & June to review Addict. Police corruption, government cover-up and video junkies Oh My! Addict had all of that (plus) in this futuristic story. For Cassie Tam, private investigator, wondering how she was going to pay her rent; going on with life searching through old files and catching up on world events; when she gets a knock at her door that literally changed her life.Enters client, Lori Redwood. Lori was in distress, of sorts, having just lost her brot [...]


    18. Addict wasn’t anything spectacular, but it was a fairly decent read.Cassie Tam is a PI in New Hopeland, a city built to be a shining light of technological progress. A woman named Lori Redwood comes to Cassie, wanting to hire her to investigate the death of her brother, Eddie Redwood. The police say it’s an open and shut case: Eddie, an virtual reality addict, overdosed on VR drugs. But Lori insists that while Eddie was a VR addict, he never used the drugs. Cassie’s dubious, but a job is a [...]


    19. ~ 3.5 Stars ~ This story is a blend of my two favorite genres, scifi and crime fiction, but it reads as if those elements were two separate stories: the urban science fiction thriller and the who-done-it. Consequently, the worldbuilding was pretty intense. Cyperpunky while also having a teensy bit of a noir feel, it didn’t quite strike me as Blade Runner—it was more urban—but it was close.In the future, people trade drugs for virtual reality time (which also basically requires drugs to exp [...]


    20. **The author provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.**PI Cassandra 'Cassie' Tam finds herself with a new case: Lori Redwood's brother, addicted to VR experiences, has been found dead. Police deemed it an accidental overdose, but Lori believes her brother has been murdered and wants Cassie to investigate. Cassie senses quick bucks - but then the evidence piles up and she has to realize that this case is far from easy.The cyberpunk mash-up of hard-boiled detective lore and S [...]


    21. (review request submitted by the author for an honest critique) The world is constantly evolving. Everyday a new gadget is being introduced to the market. At the same time, news sources can’t go a day without mentioning a story dealing with drugs. Matt Doyle took both topics and ran with it. VR (Virtual Reality) is NOT a thing of the past. You can buy the gadgets at your local department store. In Addict, Matt incorporated Flash7, a VR stimulant, which made today’s virtual reality experience [...]


    22. One thing I love in any book is a strong female character. The MC of Addict, Cassie, is just that. She's tough, badass, and exactly how I like my women!This story takes place in the future, in a place called New Hopeland. That, to me, is such a funny name for it because it doesn't feel very hopeful at all. In the future, there's new technology and old. What I found so fantastic was the fact that technology has become such a huge problem. Nowadays we see the small effects of it. Your power goes o [...]


    23. 3.5 stars - an interesting world with a noir feelPlotCassie is a PI, there's a lady in trouble, it's a match made in cyberpunk heaven. One part noir, one part tech, throw in a bit of furry and kink and you have Addict.ThoughtsThe writing was very smooth and it was an easy read. Cassie was an interesting character, and I really loved the tech world. I found the plot hard to follow in places, and the villains in some cases a bit too 'mustachio-twirling', but it was all in good fun. Unfortunately t [...]


    24. I truly admire the style and the technique the author utilized in constructing his novel. In some way Addict reminds me of 1984 by George Orwell. The intrusion of the big corporations has the same effects as the governmental intrusion. Nevertheless, the characters are well developed and even likable. In fact, Cassandra Tam, the PI who unravels the case that the Police Department refuses to touch is absolutely marvelous. Very heavy descriptions of technology that took over the world and created a [...]




    25. 2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Addict (The Cassie Tam Files #1) Matt Doyle1) I really enjoyed this one and will definitely keep my eye open for further books in the series.


    26. (Disclaimer: I got a copy from Author, does not affect my review.)Review: The book is futurist but not to the point where it confusing. It has very many similarities to nowadays but also has its own taste and style. (No I didn’t try and lick my kindle). I really liked that about the book that it was similar but had new elements to it. The information dumps didn’t feel like dumps, they felt right and helped explain what was needed.The relationships didn’t feel forced or awkward or run the s [...]


    27. Awesome Cyberpunk AtmosphereI was intrigued as soon as I read the premise, and I'm really glad I picked it up. It was like reading a Sam Spade pulp book and watching Blade Runner at the same time. I loved the idea of Tech Shifting, and damn, do I want a Bert of my own. Caw!Caz is a hard-shelled PI with a gooey center she hides from everybody, even herself. I love the fact that her flirtation with Lori is taking a realistic progression. Totally looking forward to more.


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