Jodie and Travis Glasgow find a perfect house for living in the small town. Its lake and woods resemble an image of a postcard. Travis is the author of mystery and horror stories and has writer's block, which he hope dissolves by the relocation. He has lost his little brother Kyle in an accident. His wife Jodie Glasgow plays only a minor role.
But soon, the new house begins to lose its allure. Scary noises wake Glasgow at night. His dreams are filled with dead people…
One day Travis begins his research about house history. He works through a complex investigation that awakens the amateur detective in the reader. More than once we will take a wrong track. And most of the readers will be greatly surprised at the end of the book.
Characters of Ronald Malfi try to manage their own personal hell in mysterious circumstances.
The writing style of the author is simple. Ronald Malfi is not beating his readers with sweeping metaphors and complex images. Nevertheless, his pictorial language is managed to produce atmospheric moods and impressions in the mind of the reader. So Floating Staircase is a great mix of entertainment and simplicity.
Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi was nominated for the BRAM STOKER AWARD in 2011!