When high school sophomore Clara Tuffney is hired for a summer internship at an engineering firm, she accepts an invitation to live with her Aunt Maureen in the quiet seaside town of Breach Point, New Jersey.
Soon after arriving, Clara learns of the infamous Breach Point Castle, a haunted attraction that once stood on the town's busy amusement pier. While searching out the Castle's former location, Clara befriends Nicholas, a shy local boy. Nicholas introduces Clara to his Uncle Kevin who, along with his friends, worked at the Castle during its prime.
Through Nicholas, Clara discovers that the Castle burned down in a mysterious fire in the early 1980s. She also learns of a local legend – a boy named Eric, rumored to have possessed supernatural powers, was killed in the fire – though many doubt that he actually died. Some of the town's residents even believe that Eric has returned to Breach Point in the form of a malevolent spirit – a story Kevin sternly cautions Clara against believing.
Clara's curious nature soon brings her closer to finding out the secret behind what really happened to the Castle and to Eric – though her search for answers places herself, Aunt Maureen, and Nicholas directly in the path of a danger she does not fully understand.
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Steve Spatucci lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He’s been writing screenplays since the 90s, making his first sale in 2012 with his dark comedy Play Date. Breach Point is his first novel. As a designer, illustrator, animator, and developer, Steve has created websites, online games, and other material for clients such as Dreamworks, Fox Searchlight, and Live Nation. As a musician, he’s played drums in several bands and is currently part of the musical improv game show Rock Improv-a-Ganza. Steve is married to a pastry chef, and together they have a seven-year-old boy who he’s training to be a ninja.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I opened up the first page of Spatucci’s novel, Breach Point I became worried. I didn’t realize it had originally been published on Wattpad. For those of you unfamiliar with Wattpad it is a website for writers who want feedback on their work. I am not a fan of the site as most of it’s content leaves a bad taste in my mouth -but this book surprised me. I highly enjoyed it! You can read more of my review: https://jordansjewels.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/breach-point-five-minute-review/
Breach Point was a cool read! Steve Spatucci, an author I met on Instagram, has talent. Breach Point, a Supernatural Thriller is about a girl on an adventure. Clare Tuffney is an official intern for Fogelsang, an architectural firm and she's staying the summer with her Aunt Maureen. She's hours away from home, where she left behind a relationship/friendship disaster and a mother she isn't seeing eye to eye with. Thankfully, she's met a guy friend who seems worth the attention, along with a ghostly mystery. Breach Point reads like a grown up Scooby-Doo episode. From doing research to finding small clues, I want to shout out "Jinkies" once or twice! I liked it, so let's kick it off with with some story aspects, then a few particulars, ending with the supernatural aspect. The story is perfect for YA readers and it's a fast read. I'd definitely let my son read it. I finished the book in two days, and that's with me reading other books, as always. I have to admit, it was a bit slow at first. I think I was on page seventy-eight by the time story really got moving and then the supernatural kicked in a few chapters from there. I held on because development was there and I'm glad I did. On to the particulars. While the town and many of its occupants were described in wonderful detail, Clare's physical attributes were not. Other than the book cover, I don't really know what she looks like, but I'd know Uncle Kevin and his gut, or Nicholas if in a movie. The lack of some details didn't hurt the story, especially if you're like me and can easily insert your face over others to dive into the story. There is a middle ground many miss, Breach Point wasn't far from it and that's awesome when it comes to those tidbits. Lastly, there's the best part of all, the supernatural! I'm all for ghosts, wraiths, monsters and more. This story was more mysterious than supernatural to me. There are instances that could even be dubbed magical almost, but it was along the lines of ghostly. I enjoyed the story- it was nicely written and see me adding it to our school year's reading list. I'd happily referBreach Point to my younger, YA readers! Off to the next book!