Time to start fall out right with some horror and thrillers!
Thanks to the author for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE SHATTER POINT – Jon O’Bergh (out now!)
This will start the TBR off right for October 🙂
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
Have you ever wanted to test yourself to see what you were capable of surviving? What horrors do you think you can withstand? Well, at Horror Place you can sign up to find out. A place where you are tortured for an evening – being blindfolded, tied up, covered in blood, locked in a coffin are just some of the examples. Why would you subject yourself to this? Well, as some extreme challenge to see what your breaking point would be.
O’Bergh brings us through the building of Horror Place as well as after it’s been established. Asher and Jada are interested in this strange challenge after watching the YouTube video of a friend doing it. Donna and Phil are Halloween fanatics but when they realize there aren’t kids in their new neighborhood to decorate for, they come up with a new plan, to build Horror Place.
I wasn’t expecting this to be more of the time leading up to Horror Place being built, I thought there would be more of the experiences within the house. The characters are incredibly well developed – there was a lot of thought that went into everyone and their backstories. I think the only real issue I had was that there wasn’t a clear break between perspectives or timelines. That got a little disorienting at times, but not enough to completely take you out of the story.
A horror novel with the pacing of a thriller made for a quick read. I loved the unique premise and the ending was great! The real question is, what would bring you to your shatter point?
What do you think of these types of places? I can do haunted houses, but this would be a step too far for me.