“An enthralling debut by a gifted storyteller.”

—Wendy Walker, author of Don't Look For Me and All Is Not Forgotten

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About Beneath the Stairs

A spine-tingling, atmospheric debut for fans of Jennifer McMahon, Simone St. James, and Chris Bohjalian, a woman returns to her hometown after her childhood friend attempts suicide at a local haunted house—the same place where a traumatic incident shattered their lives twenty years ago.

An eerie page-turner, BENEATH THE STAIRS is about the trauma that follows us from childhood to adulthood and returning to the beginning to reach the end.

About Jennifer

I grew up in rural Eastern Ontario and spent many years in Canada making theatre before coming to the United States. I’m the co-founder of Working Group Theatre, and my plays have been produced in theaters across the country. Beneath the Stairs is my first novel.


Praise for Jennifer's Work

“Fawcett’s creepy and engrossing debut is a chilling page-turner that will have readers racing to the end to find out how everything is unveiled.”


“Tense, surprising, and utterly gripping,
I loved this book!”

Karen Dionne, author of international bestsellers The Marsh King's Daughter and The Wicked Sister

“An audacious debut. With plotting as intricate and wild as the Hill House adaptation, it’ll keep you guessing until the very end.”

—Sarah Langan, author of
Good Neighbors

“A spell-binding horror story, where the terror comes not from ghosts, but from the haunted places we find within ourselves. A gripping and compulsive read.”

—Elizabeth Brundage,author of
The Vanishing Point

“A thrilling, thoughtful, character-driven crucible that reveals the ways childhood fear clings to us, shapes us, but can also show the one way out of our adult darkness.”

—Andrew Pyper, author of
The Residence and The Demonologist

“A poignant haunted house tale about guilt, grief, and the nightmares of adolescence that follow us into adulthood. Fawcett delivers genuine scares in this chilling, mesmerizing debut.”

—Rachel Harrison, author of
The Return

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