The Stairwell by Dean Bryant

3.5 Stars from me

Where to start with this one…?

It’s a perfect Halloween read that’s for sure as The Stairwell is dark and otherworldly with a side order of mild terror!

Also – I absolutely LOVE the cover image, I think it’s fab.

I felt so sorry for small town girl, naive little Alice! Going off to uni should have been the time of her life and it so nearly was once she’d made some friends and hooked up with Mr Dreamy himself, Niel the perfect boyfriend.

But things soon take a dark turn for this poor girl.

The Stairwell also follows the story of Brandon and his – frankly – long suffering wife Stephanie. (He struck gold with her!) They are jogging along ok in an average life until dark and frightening visions start happening to Brandon. Is he losing his mind or are they real?

One thing’s for sure, there is dark and malevolent force stalking the stairwell and this is not a read for the easily spooked. Dare you…

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Book Blurb: Frightful visions. An unknown manipulator. A force from beyond reason.

Brandon Chapman arrives home to a horrific scene. His wife, Stephanie, is exhibiting behaviour that he can only describe as that of someone possessed – yet he doesn’t even believe in the supernatural. He soon realises that it was nothing other than a frightful, haunting vision.

After discovering a dark secret about Stephanie, Brandon meets a strange figure with knowledge about his own life that no one could possibly know. As his visions become more frequent and terrifying, he begins to question his sanity.

Brandon must either side with this figure or his wife before his daughter comes to harm.

Alice Hamilton, a shy and quiet university student, meets handsome Niel Curtis whilst on a night out with friends. They very quickly fall for one another, but their happiness is short-lived when Niel ends up in a coma after a traffic accident.

Alice fears he may never wake up again and, unaware of the consequences, strikes a deal with a strange voice. When Niel awakes, his behaviour changes drastically, and Alice – like Brandon – becomes subject to nightmarish, violent visions.

Are Brandon and Alice caught in a never-ending nightmare?

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