Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Shatter Point (Blog Tour & Review!)

Hi there!

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!

Giveaway: One random commenter during this tour will in the first giftcard! See other participating bloggers here! Also, enter the rafflecopter!

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Buy Shatter Point at Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

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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34 comments:

  1. You got me already on the synopsis! How, this one looks like a rollercoaster of emotions! And if you tell me the villain is well written, which doesn't happen quite to often, then I need to read it, don't you think? hahaha
    Great review, Olivia! ;)

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    1. It really is a great book! The emotions rollercoaster will take you everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Cooper was a brilliant villain!

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  2. Wauw, this actually sounds like a book I would want to read. Really good review! (:

    - Love, Felicia
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    1. I hope you do give it a chance and enjoy it as much as I did :)

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  3. Amazingly detailed review Olivia! The cover had me interested and now I'm really excited to read it :) I love a good action-packed novel and with great characters and a thrilling plotline how could I not be excited!

    http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/review-battle-of-labyrinth-percy.html

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    1. If you enjoy all that stuff, then you definitely will love reading this as well!

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  4. I love psychological thrillers with a good villain!
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  5. Kind of spooky when someone follows you through life like that.

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  6. Oh Olivia, this sounds so very good. It has to go on my TBR! Thanks for your excellent review. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you read it! It's one of a kind ;)

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  7. Thanks for the thoughtful review. I love writing well formed bad guys. Cooper kept me up a few nights when I wrote the book!

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    1. No problem! You did an awesome job with Cooper, and I can't wait to try your other book.

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  8. I like your review and think the book is a very interesting one. You gave an honest opinion about it and that's nice. I'll put it on my book list.

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    1. I hope you like it when you read it! It's a good one to have :3

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  9. Wow I'm glad you liked this book! Thank you for writing a great review!

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    1. It was a great read! You should try it ;)

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  10. Amazing review, Olivia! This sounds so good, I love a good psychological thriller. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one.

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    1. It is one of the best books I have read this year!

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  11. Best books this year?! Oh yea, it is definitely on my TBR shelf now. Fingers crossed that I win the giveaway too! I've never won anything and I swear, I enter these dang giveaways allllll the time (:
    Great review girl, as always. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
    Morrighan @ Elysian Fields.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you read it. And oh, it's a shame that you never win anything :( It took me a long time before I did as well...

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  12. This one looks really interesting! Great review!

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  13. Oh this sounds good..and I love getting the deets and screaming as characters are killed off. Sounds suspenseful and something I would totally enjoy.

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    1. Oh yes, that was definitely my reaction! Books that make me so involved always have my attention :D

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  14. Love your review!! I read the book and I have the same thoughts!!

    Niyati

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    1. I am glad to know you read this and enjoyed it a lot too!

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  15. I'm really enjoying the tour and especially finding new blogs that I didn't know existed. The book sounds really good and I love the cover. Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to everyone.
    Angela

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    1. I think it's cool that you're stopping by every post ^^ I hope you enjoy the future ones as well!

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  16. I love psychological books! Great review - your blog is so addicting, I always find great reads from here :)

    Benish | Feminist Reflections
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    1. Aw, thank you <3 Psychological books are some of my favourites as well, even if I have only discovered that recently!

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