Shatter Point (Blog Tour & Review!)

Shatter Point (Blog Tour & Review!)

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Title: Shatter Point
Author:  Jeff
Altabef
Publisher:  Evolved Publishing 

Published Date: 
22nd September 2014
Rating: 5 Stars!

Synopsis: Maggie met Cooper at a young age, but even then she
sensed something was wrong with him. His charm, good looks, and wealth could
not hide the danger that burned in his sapphire eyes.


Some nightmares don’t
go away. He’d been haunting her from a distance for as long as she could
remember.


Now things have
changed.


When her sons Jack
and Tom discover she’s been taken, they set out to rescue her and uncover
nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of
horrific murders along the way. Only their colorful great aunt and a covert
resistance group can help them navigate the dark underworld full of political
subterfuge and class warfare.


All the while, Maggie
struggles to outwit her tormentor in a life and death psychological battle of
tense desperation. Will Jack and Tom arrive before Cooper reaches his shatter
point?

Review: This
book is a must read if you are a fan of psychological thrillers, and don’t mind
a little bit of chilling descriptions as well.
 
This book had it all – action, good characters, a plot
that kept me guessing and enough death to keep me screaming at the book so that
my favourite characters would survive. Honestly, I almost reached my own
Shatter Point while I read this. When I reached the last 100 pages no one was
going to be able to stop me reading until I knew the ending!

There are quite a lot of characters in the novel, and
they all seemed to be going about and doing their own thing at the beginning,
which left me a little bit confused. But after the first few pages this was
quickly overcome because we were able to see how everyone’s story so nicely
connected. And there weren’t too many characters because I never forgot who was
who. 

As for the plot, it was amazing. There was a steady build
up to the climax point and was littered with action that kept me turning the
page every time. Cooper was an amazing villain. He was rich, had power and a
reputation to keep, and yet was half crazy at the same time. As the time ticks
until he would reach his shatter point and possibly harm Maggie, her family and
a group of workers are bent on getting her back. With a time limit on a novel
like this my blood was pounding for us to save her – and get Cooper once and
for all.

I think my favourite character in this novel had to be
Cooper because I have never had a villain written so well as it was done here.
We got to see into his mind as well, and the way he thought. Altabef managed to
describe everything wonderfully and there was a perfect balance between
setting, character development, a bit of romance (it’s not the main focus) and
underlying themes of loyalty, friendship, family and bravery. I am definitely
going to be rereading this sometime in the future.

Psst! When the
author sent this through it came with a lovely pen and bookmark too. Isn’t that
kind? I love them, so thank you very much Jeff Altabef!

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About the author: Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife,
two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing
center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling
stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller
and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, was his debut
novel.  Shatter Point, a psychological
thriller, is Jeff’s second novel. Jeff is under contract with Evolved
Publishing for a YA/Fantasy series he is co-authoring with his teenaged
daugher. The first in the series Chosen: Wind Catcher is set to be releasded in
March.  As an avid Knicks fan, Jeff is
prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season. Jeff has a column on
The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by
those that like telling stories.

Find Jeff on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads!

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