Shatter Point

Fiction - Thriller - General
313 Pages
Reviewed on 09/06/2014
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Author Biography

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 from Tate Publishing, was his debut novel. Shatter Point, published by Evolved Publishing, a psychological thriller is his second published book.
Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing, and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Shatter Point by Jeff Altabef is a gripping psychological thriller set a little in the future. Maggie was only young when she first met Cooper. At first friends, she soon found out that there was a darker side to him. She rejects him and moves away with her family, marrying and having two sons, Jack and Tom. Cooper doesn’t forget her though, and every year he writes to her, sending her a photo of a woman he has tortured and murdered in her name. Jack is involved in an accident and, to save him, he is given an experimental drug without his knowledge. Unfortunately, testing is not complete on it and the results so far are not good. One day, things change. Cooper takes Maggie and it is up to her sons and friends at the Fourteenth Colony to find her. Can they locate her before it’s too late? How many more people have to die before the nightmare ends? Can Jack be saved before the drug takes his life?

Shatter Point by Jeff Altabef was an amazing read. There were two separate stories here fully entwined together. The story started on a high note and never dropped a beat the whole way through. Excellent thriller, a scary one because the experimental drug side of it is something that could possibly happen, or may even be happening today. This is one of those books that no reader will be able to part with until they reach the end, I guarantee it.

Kathryn Bennett

Shatter Point by Jeff Altabef is a thriller that does not stop. Maggie and Cooper met when they were young, but even when she was young Maggie could sense that something was wrong with Cooper. He had charm, good looks and wealth, but also there was a deep sense of danger that loomed around him and in his eyes. Cooper haunts Maggie from a distance until everything changes. When Jack and Tom find out their mother has been taken, they will stop at nothing to rescue her. Along the way, they uncover family secrets and government conspiracies ... not to mention murders.

This book has myriad twists and turns that will keep you holding on and wondering what is coming next. I truly enjoyed this thriller even in its gruesome aspects; murder is never nice. I personally had a little trouble connecting with some characters but that tends to be something that happens for me in thrillers. It did not keep me from enjoying every page of this engaging story. I found the flow of the book to be fast paced and perfect for this kind of story. Jeff Altabef has truly created a gripping story that is full of suspense, thrills and drama. If you enjoy this genre, Shatter Point will tick all of your boxes and give you even more than that. I had trouble setting this one down and I think you will do too. I give this book two thumbs up and suggest it for a fantastic read.