Reviewed by Marie Loring
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Once again, Cassie Tam takes us on an action packed, non-stop mystery ride, but not before her girlfriend, Lori, has her time in the spotlight.
I was delighted and intrigued to find the first story in Lori’s voice. A bit more simplistic than the adventures Cassie takes us through, it was nonetheless well written, giving the reader a refreshing glimpse of New Hopeland through the eyes of someone other than our intrepid PI. Lori conducted herself well, stepping out of her comfort zone to unmask a villain, showing herself as a worthy partner for Cassie, who, charmingly, battled with fear and glowed with pride for her lover.
The second story, featuring the Caz we know and love, started out as a simple protection detail for a “friend” being stalked. But nothing is ever as it seems in New Hopeland, and Cassie soon finds herself embroiled in futile chases, hallucinations, and disturbing new technology that has her perplexed. I especially liked the “ping” box, which I will not describe, but suffice to say you’ll love discovering this little toy’s properties!
Reintroduce some old friends like Devin Carmichael (the bad-guy you hate to love), Caz’s friends at the local precinct, and of course, “Sunglasses”, and you have a continuation from the first three books seamlessly weaving into this newest, fantastic tale.
I will admit some of the more complicated scenarios went over my head, (yet again), but I’m getting better at deciphering Mr. Doyle’s futuristic imagination…and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love the challenges he always presents.
Enjoy this book after you’ve digested the previous three, and be ready for the wild ride book five is sure to bring.