2022 Winner of the Audiobook Reviewer’s Choice Award
Read by Earphones Award-winning narrator Christa Lewis
“Gripping, Refreshing, Truly Beautiful”
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.”