TheRedDoor-EHJamesDetesting the fact that he’s now going to yet another high school, Max does his best to assert himself amongst the chaos that surrounds him. To make things worse, he’s attracted the attention of the school’s worst bullies. They’re determined in wreaking havoc on his life, making sure to let him know exactly where he stands each and every day. Despite the fact that he can’t change what goes on around him, he soon decides to play by the group’s rules. Perhaps they’ll think twice about making someone’s life a little more difficult.

The Red Door is quite an intriguing story. We meet Max, a boy who yearns to be left alone by those who insist on bothering him at every turn. He’s had to contend with so many changes in his life that he’s no longer sure what is up or what is down. Nevertheless, he’s willing to make do with the cards life has dealt him.

Though the story has a bit of a slow start don’t let that fool you. The action and suspense do begin to pick up the further you get into the story. The circumstances surrounding the Starke house aren’t quite explained, but I think that’s because the author has left the explanations for the books that are still to come in the series. In a way, that’s a good thing, though we do get a bit of a cliffhanger at the end.

Max is a boy that anyone can relate to. A good many of us have experienced what it’s like to be bullied. The author shows us this boy’s pain and heartache, as well as the uncertainties that surround him. He’s the type of person who wants to fit in, but he’s not quite sure on how to go about doing just that. The Red Door leaves you wondering as to what comes next. Perhaps book two will answer the questions left behind soon enough.




Max is your typical 16-year-old trying to navigate his way through yet another high school, in 1962. Unable to avoid the bullies that love to torment everyone in their sight, Max plays along. But when they demand he go into the abandoned Starke house at midnight, on the anniversary of the serial killer’s execution, Max is not overly anxious to comply. For it is said Starke reappears at the scene of the crime, back to where he buried all those boys in his basement. Given the task of returning with a chip of blood from the basement door, Max heads into the house, determined to make fools out of every one of them. For only a fool would believe in such nonsense…right?

WARNING: This book contains extreme violence and language that may be offensive to some readers






EHJamesLogoAbout The Author:

E. H. James has always been fascinated by the unexplained. Wanting to delve deeper into the unknown, James has read and researched in the areas of parapsychology and metaphysics, for the past 40 years.

Taking those first hand experiences, involving the unexplained, James has woven the real and imaginary together into stories of the strange and bizarre.

James’ stories range from the paranormal and horror, to fantasy and science fiction, from short stories and novellas, to 100K+ novels.