The Stairwell by Dean Bryant is a terrifying tale of horrific visions, violence, murder, and manipulation. As this story is organized around two main perspectives, this is one that is sure to keep you guessing!
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, but I also purchased a copy. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Stairwell by Dean Bryant
What would you do if you suddenly began having visions that showed you horrific things that, at the time, you believed were really happening? What if those visions were then discussed by a real person, no longer allowing you to just brush them aside? The two characters in this tale are haunted by exactly that.
From one perspective we meet a man that has found out that his wife had been cheating on him. But was she just straying, or was there something more sinister at play there?
In the second perspective we meet a young girl who has just met a man that has totally flipped her world upside down. While she is absolutely smitten, is this too good to be true?
As the story continues on, it just gets darker and darker…
I absolutely loved this read. It’s wonderfully written and I really enjoyed how the organization of the chapters in varying perspectives were put together in a way that really amplified the tension and terror.
The plot was so interesting and absolutely chilling. This read had me on the edge of my seat throughout and while I couldn’t wait to see what happened next, I also dreaded finding out what would happen next.
I also really enjoyed the two main characters and felt horrible for them when things started to go downhill. I kept wishing for a happy ending and I couldn’t wait to see if the two characters were going to cross paths at some point before the conclusion of the tale.
My Favorite Passages from The Stairwell
I parked in the driveway and approached the front door, but even before inserting my key into the lock, I knew something was wrong.
My mood was still much darker than any of the clouds handing overhead ready to reclaim the sky…
The sweet innocence of my daughter almost made me forget everything else that had happened. It was as if her love for me allowed me to build a wall in my mind, though how long until it inevitably came crashing down, I wasn’t sure.
My Final Thoughts on The Stairwell
If you enjoy dark and twisted reads centered around characters with a lot of heart and bravery, then this is a book for you! This is also a tale that will make readers question what they would do if they found themselves in the shoes of the two main characters…
This is a story that I will definitely be returning to in the future.
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Thanks for reading!
And thanks again to Mr. Bryant for sending a copy my way!