When her 19-year-old son Jack miraculously recovers from a serious head trauma, Maggie is sure her luck has changed. But when she's abducted by a shadow from her past - a phantom with dangerous sapphire eyes - it's up to Jack and his younger brother Tom to unravel the mystery and save their mom from a deadly psychological battle.
The brothers seek help from their colorful great aunt, who exposes them to a world of nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of horrific murders. Together they must navigate a dark underworld full of political subterfuge and class warfare.
Yet, as they search for their mother, Jack changes - raked by skull splitting headaches and weird visions. How exactly did he recover from his coma, and how does this tie into the psychopath who has abducted their mother?
Will Jack and Tom save Maggie before her abductor reaches his shatter point? Does Jack have enough time left?
Winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2014 - Best book in the Thriller category
©2014 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2015 Evolved Publishing LLC
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Its a good one, suspense, mystery and some twists!
Aunt Jackie!! lol she is funny!
I like Brian's narratives...he is fun to listen to!
How Maggie's boys were willing to do anything to save their mom!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
This was a slow starter for me, but a strong finish! Maggie is a good mom, struggling too keep her family afloat..trying to live a normal life, but since her teen years has been stalked by a psycho named Cooper she met as a young girl...he kidnaps her and her sons have to find her..her son Jack is just freshly out of a Coma and unbeknownst to him and his family is the subject of a untested medication that is slowly killing him....This is a twisty little thriller that will have you wondering whats going to happen next!
Lover of sexy words and a sexy man & woman
Yes! This was awesome. Listened to it all weekend long while cleaning the house. So many twists and turns made it a blast to listen to.
Totally. The story is three different plots intertwined. All three kept me guessing and wondering what was going to happen next. And the backdrop of a corrupt, totalitarian regime in America was just so very believable.
As always, Brian's narration is spot-on. I love these characters and he has such a great range from young man to creepy serial killer. Plus his rendition of Aunt Jackie was the perfect blend of humor and serious.
You don't mess with Aunt Jackie!
I'm hoping to listen to more books by Jeff Altabef on Audible.
Fiction Book Editor. Audio Book Lover. Mom of Three. Wife of One.
I enjoyed the way the story-lines intertwined into a complex story of characters and their own part of the action. At first, it was a little confusing, but once you sorted out who, what, when, and where, it flowed more smoothly.
I really liked the narrator. I am a narrator snob, I have to say. If I don't like the narrator's voice, no matter how much I want to listen to the book, I can't do it. He has a mellow, easy voice. Sometimes, he was a little iffy on character voices by trying to change his voice, but I give him an A for effort. I never wanted to turn it off.
I think that Cooper showing Maggie the gory piece that started it all at the end of their forbidden friendship is the catalyst for the whole book. His obsession with her only spiraled from then on out. Maggie's "solitary" days also creeped me out. It was like she was almost just as obsessed as he was.
I liked that there were dystopian elements weaved throughout the tale. It felt like a genre mix, but it was a good one. It gave the reader more to think about than simply the serial killer and the hunt for Maggie. The doctor was also a good addition with his experimental drug. Tom and Jack are good characters who give it more of a familial feel. Listening to the two boys is like getting to know them, and they are so different but united in their actions. Aunt Jackie was a hoot. I also liked that there is resistance aspect to the order of America. Shatter Point will shatter your illusions in this psych thriller with dystopian elements. It is a ride that is complex and complicated, but worth it in the end. I was given this book to review by the author, and my opinions are my own.
Kidnapping, medical experiments, serial killers, and more. There is a lot going on in this thriller. Once you remember the characters it's fun to follow.
The narrator tries to give a different voice to everyone. A couple stand out better or are more recognizable than others, but he did a good job.
If you like a thriller it's a good listen.
Having some fun now!
I haven't read the print edition, but I would have to say that Brian's narration brings these characters to life. Especially the villains. It adds a layer of tension to hear the emotion and insanity these characters possess in his voice.
Absolutely. I loved the twist near the end and the dystopia that Mr. Altabef has created is way too close to being reality. It's frighteningly plausible.
This isn't my first time listening to his work and, as usual, the characters are great and his voice is so nice to listen to. His villains are awesome and his Aunt Jackie was fantastic!
I was shocked at how "real" this future felt. This is something that could truly happen. I was more than a little sad when a certain character dies. They were great!
Grab this book now. It's totally worth the Audible Credit! I'm hoping this is part of a series and want to see the rest of this future world and the characters. Maybe a prequel with the life of Aunt Jackie!
The characters are colorful and the action keeps the reader/ listeners engaged. Combine that with some political commentary on the current and a possible future society, and the overall reading experience is superb. I highly recommend this audiobook.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
This story was ok.Good scientist makes drug,bad scientist who wants to rule the world uses it.One man is cured...for awhile,but it makes him do bad things. I really wasn't sure what all was going on in this book.Narration by Brian Rollins was ok.There was a lot of repetition.
I was given this book free for an honest review.
Shatter point is a psychological thriller with several plot twist. Political power, ghetto slums, separate the classes in a suspenseful action packed story of a mother stalked for 20 years finally coming to a climatic conclusion. Her son's and a underground network of freedom fighter, alone with a lone neuro scientist must race against time to same more than just a kidnapped mom. They must beat the clock before they hit the Shatter Point of no return.
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