Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The Page 69 Test: *Altered* by Rob Kaufman #page69


They say if you want to really find a good book, go to page 69 (the middle and meat of the book) and you like it, it's definitely worth reading. For today's feature, I'm zooming in on page 69 of Rob Kaufman's new suspense novel, Altered.


When Frank Devlin walks into Justin Wright’s office, the renowned New York City clinical psychiatrist decides to take on one of the most challenging cases of his career.

After their first session, it’s obvious Frank has multiple personalities (“alters”) and each one couldn’t be more different than the other. Justin must get to know each individual alter in order to discover the best route to take so that Frank can live a full and happy life. He must also delve into Frank’s past, one filled with mystery, darkness and trauma — the true causes behind his personality split.

As Justin deals with Frank’s issues, he’s also confronted with his own demons: the kidnapping of Michael, his youngest son, seven years earlier… a wife he adores, Mandy, who refuses to accept her son is gone… a constant struggle with his oldest son, Dylan, who was watching over Michael the day the boy was taken. And his problems get worse as, unbeknownst to Justin, Frank and his alters are secretly weaving themselves into his life in ways that will affect the Wright family forever.

A suspense-filled story driven by emotion, angst and the ultimate revenge, “Altered” brings readers down a twisted path of uncertainty and mind games ­— leaving them shocked, heartbroken and questioning what could possibly come next…

“Crazy-good plot lines and shocking information that had me gasping for breath at every turn!” – Anne F., Amazon Vine Reviewer

“It was an amazing ride with tension building throughout until the final twist ending.” – Patricia G., NetGalley Reviewer

Release Date: November 15, 2022

Soft Cover: ISBN:979-8358757523; 329 pages; $13.99; Kindle $7.99; FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3BlpCjs 

Kyle fished the grocery receipt he’d been using as a bookmark from the crevasse of his chair and placed it inside the book. He closed it, threw it on the table and took a swig of beer.
“Go for it,” he said.
“Now you know I’m pissed as shit at Jim for screwing us over.
But he was a great roommate and friend. It’s gonna be weird meeting someone who might take his place. So we have to keep our minds open. His paperwork proves he’s good for the rent and we need that.
We just have to make sure he’s a good guy, likes to have some fun
and isn’t a pig. Anything else you think we should look for?”
Kyle took another swallow of Corona and slid the rim of the
bottle along his lips. “Other than him not being a psycho, I think you
have it covered. I guess we’ll have to go with our guts. As long as
we both get the feeling he’ll work out, we should go for it. Maybe
we give him a three-month trial or something. We don’t have to let him know it’s a trial, though, we’ll keep that between us.”
Dylan nodded. “Great idea. Three months and he’s either in or
They held up their bottles as though making a toast.
“Three months,” they said simultaneously before each taking a
swig of beer.
Dylan slouched back into the sofa and glanced at Kyle. He
couldn’t remember the last time he saw him smile, laugh or make a joke. Day by day his friend was changing, right before his eyes, and there was nothing Dylan could do to help. Or was there?
“Remember when I went to my parents’ last week?” he asked,
unsure how to broach the subject on his mind.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

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