The Door at the Top of the Stairs
Date: August 2020
Duration: 9 hours 57 minutes
'Gripping, Refreshing, Truly Beautiful” ~ 5-Star Amazon Review
Read by Earphones Award-winning narrator, Christa Lewis.
The Door at the Top of the Stairs is a Psychological Suspense that tells of the trauma suffered by police detective Jesse Shaunessy, who is kidnapped and tortured, then thrown away by her department as damaged goods.
Pulitzer nominated poet Harvey Stanbrough, who wrote about his own traumatic experiences during the Vietnam War, writes, 'This is an absolutely excellent story, one of the best I've read in a good while. Not only is it a strong action/adventure, but it's also a poignant story of human beings caring for each other. The way Morgan and Ryland helped lead Jesse back from her PTSD is almost a novel unto itself.”
The psychological damage inflicted on the main character, Jesse Shaunessy, is soul wrenching. Yet, in the midst of the darkness, Holt somehow interjects a lightness and humor that allows the reader to take a deep breath before plunging back into the nightmare.
Victoria Lucas, President of Lucas Script Consulting writes: “I finally got some time yesterday and decided to read a couple of chapters. Well, I simply couldn’t stop — I HAD to find out what happened — and I read the entire book (completely blowing off my other projects). You have certainly created a very chilling premise and three utterly memorable characters in Morgan, Ryland and Jesse.”