Saturday, October 25, 2014

Shatter Point Review

Shatter Point

By Jeff Altabef

Evolved Publishing presents a gripping glimpse of the near future, in which a twisted serial killer finds power in a corrupt political culture. The psychological thriller Shatter Point is a stand-alone follow-up to Jeff Altabef's first novel, Fourteenth Colony. [DRM-Free]

[Psychological Suspense Thriller, Crime, Serial Killer, Vigilante Justice]

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?

 Neurobiologist Darian Beck was still in testing stages of a new drug that would regenerate brain matter and end Alzheimer’s disease, when his boss ordered him to inject it into a human subject. The subject, Jack, was in a coma from a head trauma and expected to die without the injection. With Jack unaware that he had been injected, Darian kept close watch on him under the guise of a study on brain injuries. The problem with the drug was that it increased the brain to the point of death. Darian worked around the clock with testing, trying to save Jack before his time ran out. In the meantime, a psychopath that has stalked Jack’s mother since childhood has kidnapped her. With Jack out of reach, Darian becomes frantic trying to find him before it’s too late.

I wish I had read the first of this series before reading this one. I think I would have understood it more. There were things mentioned that I would have liked to know about. That being said, this one could stand-alone. It didn’t take much to feel close to Jack and his family, as well as Darian. I could feel Darian’s despair with each trial failure. I really liked the way all the characters came full circle together. This is a good read for anyone who likes thrillers.

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**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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About the Author

Jeff Altabef
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, is his debut novel. Jeff has a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories. You can find his blog, The Accidental Writers' Workshop, on The Patch.

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