The Chrysalis

The Chrysalis

Book - 2018
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"Barely employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker have to grow up fast when they lose their cheap Manhattan apartment. Leaving "the city" is hard, but the blow is softened when they stumble upon a surprisingly affordable house in the suburbs. For Tom, the bills, the mortgage, and Jenny's unexpected pregnancy add up to terror. He's not ready for this kind of responsibility. Then he finds the thing in the basement. It makes him feel like a winner even as it scrambles his senses. A new job soon has him raking in the big bucks--enough that Jenny can start making her entrepreneurial dreams come true. The Deckers' dream home conceals more than one deadly secret. As Tom's obsession with the basement grows, Jenny realizes that to save her family, she must expose everything. Before it destroys them all. No one ever really wants to grow up ... but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive"
Publisher: New York :, TOR,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765395559
Branch Call Number: FIC DENE
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 19, 2019

I could not get enough of this creepy tale. It will make an excellent movie. The slow build up lets you get to know the characters and care about their fate.

OLATHEAllisonA Oct 30, 2018

Each scene in this short novel reads like scenes from an actual horror film. The pacing is steady, the downward spiral of the characters' mental states is tragic, the gore is gory, and the scares are decent. The "big reveal" at the end may be disappointing to readers who were expecting something else, but all in all, this is an average read for those craving something scary.


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