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by Alison Naomi Holt | Narrated by Christa Lewis

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I’m very pleased to announce that The Door at the Top of the Stairs received the Audio Book Reviewer’s Choice Award.

Here’s part of the review on

“The narrator, Christa Lewis provides a moving performance with unique voices for each character. She interjects enough fear, anger, nonchalance, and more into the words and characters. She enhances the emotional nuances of characters and situations perfectly. Lewis gives a strong performance that engages the listener fully.

The psychological aspect of this novel and the characters are not just well written but are compelling and mind-blowing. This book is being awarded the Audiobook Reviewers Choice Award as it deserves a higher rating than the standard five-star ranking.”

The Door at the Top of the Stairs

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.

“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.” (Pulitzer-nominated poet Harvey Stanbrough, who wrote about his own traumatic experiences during the Vietnam War)

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 listener to take a deep breath before plunging back into the nightmare.

“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.” (Victoria Lucas, president of Lucas Script Consulting)