Trap Door: the creepiest psychological suspense you will read this year
100 years ago young women were killed in this workplace. Is history about to repeat itself?
Rachel, a young woman in serious debt, needs to find a job fast before shes made homeless. She gets a lucky break when she is offered a great position in a successful...more
100 years ago, 22 young sweatshop women workers died in a basement fire at work.
When Rachel was eighteen, she lost her best friend Philip in a fire.
Rachel, a young woman in serious debt, needs to find a job fast before shes made homeless. She gets a lucky break when she is offered a great position with great pay by the owner Michael Barrington in a successful Management Consulting ...more
Rachel is definitely a character to sympathise with. She seems to have tried so hard to make her way in life but has yet to find her place. With little security, no money and ...more
A few too many gaps of logic in the plot and the strange relationships just didnt work for me. ...more
Rachel is seriously in debt. She has been told to leave her bedsit which her mate Jed is the landlord. She needs to find herself a job. She could go back to her dad who owns his own building company. But the shame of it and her dad will kill her hears of the mess she is in.
She is offered a job in a Victorian building that was a ...more
Rachel, the main character is unemployed, in debt, soon to be homeless living in a shared house. But she is lucky enough to be given a months trail for a new job, being a management consultant for a new business for a man called Micheal. But her new job uncovers massive lies, secrets and trauma. It turns into her worse ...more
So, when Michael offers her a job as a marketing consultant, she jumps at the chance even though both of them know she has no experience at all. It all starts well, but then Michael raises concerns and Rachel is moved to the basement with the techiesand to get to the basement she has to use a Trap Door.
This is the same basement where 22 ...more
But as usual its very well written with lots of twists and turns
Loved the characters of Rachael and Keats in particular
If you like spooky physiological thrillers than this is the book for you
This author never fails to deliver ...more
This was actually quite a scary book... When I started reading, I thought this was not for me. I'm not overly fond of books written in the first person. But after a few chapters, I got hooked. Rachel, young girl, quite desperate for a job , finally finds one and then embarks on a journey of finding friendship where it seemed unlikely, ... I really loved this book and am looking forward to more books by this author! ...more
Rachel is in her twenties and is in dire need of some money. She is being forced out of her lodgings where she is currently residing and her own home is just an empty shell. Her finances are a ...more
When Rachel takes on a job to try and pay of her huge mounting debts nothing could ever have prepared her for how this would profoundly affect her; everything that she had known all her life, or believed in unravels in more twisting ways than you could imagine.
At eighteen years old Rachel tragically loses her dearest friend Philip in a fire; which leaves her feeling that loss, as well as the loss of her mother.
Move ahead ten years and with her ...more
Rachael's finances are in ruin, the one factor that tempts her into accepting a job that sounds too good to be true. It doesn't seem long though, before she finds herself in a work place from hell but why does she stay? What is it about the face she spots on a computer screen that has her risking life and limb to dig deeper. ...more
Rachel is the main character and is at the end of her tether. She is attempting to be independent, but is losing the battle! She owes money at every corner and is on the edge of losing her house. Her friend recommends her for a job, which seems to be the dream ...more
Rachel Jordan is unemployed, soon to be homeless and feeling quite helpless. In a last-ditch attempt to get her life back on track, shes presented with an opportunity to start as a management consultant in an upcoming yet successful company. It all seems to good to be true, her new boss seems charismatic, his assistant is kind but she is still left with a feeling of unease. While doing a bit of digging she discovers her workplace has its own secrets; over 100 years ago the old Victorian ...more
I found this story to be a bit twisty, and I'm not sure I got ...more
Rachel is desperate to get her life back on track after decisions have left her with a mountain of debt and no job. Then she lands a job with a management consultancy in an old building where a fire killed people 100 years before.
Rachel finds herself working with a group of men in the basement.
The story is far fetched but still enjoyable and I liked how the story ...more
This is first and foremost a well written, thoughtfully conceived, suspenseful novel. The plot was very unique and loaded with twists and surprises. But not merely story driven, this work also births characters who are not only arresting and deftly drawn with a light hand and a huge impact, it depicts the gray area between good and evil which is what really brings it to life as a psychological thriller. No one is who you think. Ever! ...more
I was already a fan of Dreda, as I loved Spare Room, so thank you Bloodhound for the opportunity to read Trap Door! I've always liked characters like Rachel, as I find them easier to relate to them than "uber" humans we can sometimes read about.
That being said, you can clearly see that Rachel went through a serious trauma, and is drill dealing with the repercussions 10 years later, when this story is set.
When we find her, she is practically homeless, and need to find a job ...more
Plenty of twisty moments.
This book just shook me.
It has a blazing inferno cutting through you as you read.
Lots of goosebumps appear in more than one chapter.
It will leave you numb.
These are all my emotions as I read this remarkable book. Rachel Jordan, a Londoner, is at a job interview that is taking place in a cafe, Michael Barrington offers her a one month contract on a management consultancy. She has a job hopefully for keeps. The building that she is working at has ...more
Rachel is a young woman who has fallen into a lot of debt and is too ashamed to approach her wealthy father for help. Instead she takes on a job that appears to be to good to be true. Within a short period of time this proves to be the case and her worst nightmares come back to haunt her. Her past and a phobia come to the fore.
This is a very ...more
Holy Hanna! What a crazy ride. The characters are so believable and each compliments the others. The story is well written an very hard to put down. I could feel the emotions of the characters, as the writing was so descriptive without being over the top. I thought I had it all figured out, but with 100 or so pages left in the book, I couldn't imagine where the story was going to go. Well, did I get a shock. Then another. And another. I never saw the end in ...more
No spoilers in my reviews
This one was quite a wonderful surprise. Ms Mitchell does an excellent job of creating a brilliant plot with intriguing characters and topping it all off with a bunch of pithy humanity. I don't think that others would disagree. I'm a full-blown book junkie and I have standards. This one meets and exceeds my standards, so do yourself a favor and get this book and read it!
As always I wish happy reads to all, and I am happy ...more
Done in one long sitting. Its late and my brain is still buzzing with this book. Some of it I worked out but not before it became obvious. I dont like the old phrases like page turner and couldnt put it down but this book does live up to all of that. Id read another book by this author any time. The only thing I found a bit jarring is this. If Philip had been dead for ten years and yet apparently Rachel is only 23 then shed have been thirteen but no, she was eighteen. ...more