Flynn lands a missing couples case, he finds no evidence of anything amiss. There are no signs of a struggle or foul play. The only clue lies in a dog-eared notebook, but is it true? Two years later, a mutilated body is found in the same residence. Carter is assigned the case, and now, he's faced with a life-altering decision. Can he afford to ignore the evidence that Sgt Alvarez reveals to him - the same evidence that led to his partner's disappearance?
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You'll love the beautifully fresh cover design and feel inspired to write often and consistently. John is a writer who is aware that his imagination can sometimes lead him astray. As a result, he uses this as a way to explain some of the curious things that are taking place in his house. Of all the characters in this novella, it is probably John that speaks to us best since his dismissal of the lurking horror, is something we would do ourselves when confronted by a similar situation.
The second act that introduces us to Detective Pete Alvarez coincides with the death of an immigrant in the same locale some years later. Alvarez is your classic exposition character who is rather one dimensional. That being said, kudos to the author for the creation of a truly disturbing creature. The third act moves into twists and turns as dark as the tunnels our protagonist choose to enter in order to hunt the tescara.
The feeling of claustrophobia and dread pursues the readers as much as the characters and the ending is like a gut punch that does not fade with the end of the story. This might explain some of the flaws in an otherwise excellent story. Characters are established but only a few are truly fleshed out. Perhaps the economy is necessary when writing a novella but a little more characterisation would have helped the flow of the story a bit better. Sempek, Flynn and Daniels get the best of it while others like Alvarez and Sagano suffer from the lack of attention. The acts also do end a bit abruptly, particularly the first and the second.
One gets the sense that the author was working with notes and tried to tell the best story she could with what was available. If there were typos in this story, as a reader I did not notice them. The build up from act to act made me want to reach the end so I was not distracted by such issues. The conclusion achieves what any good horror story should aspire to, frightening us silly while at the same time entertaining us completely. It Lives in the Basement does both quite magnificently.
Apr 23, Dianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: dark-edgy , sci-fi , author-review , horror , own , novella. Animals and people alike are disappearing after going into the basement. Where did they go? What happened to them? What is killing them and does it live in your basement or are you just one stop in a row of many? It Lives in the Basement is a dark and gruesome tale of suspense and horror, and the police are baffled.
What they discover is a nightmare of epic proportions, brutal and gory. Will they live to tell the tale or will more brave souls become fodder for the creatures hiding below the earth? Where did they come from and why do they seem indestructible?
The questions are endless, the answers are few, but the danger is everywhere and just maybe, they are in YOUR basement, too. I need to thank Sahara Foley for resurrecting my childhood fear of the family basement while holding my imagination captive to her well-crafted tale. Go ahead, read it and test your meddle, I dare you I received this copy from Sahara Foley in exchange for my honest review.
Jun 26, Jan Raymond rated it it was amazing. The cover of this book caught my interest, the first time I saw it as did the title. I am a huge Stephen King fan and I love horror. Though the story is short, it is engrossing. It has been well written and keeps your attention throughout. For the best experience, switch off the lights, get under the blanket and read it with a flashlight. Sahara Foley has an exceptional style of writing and I hope to r The cover of this book caught my interest, the first time I saw it as did the title. Sahara Foley has an exceptional style of writing and I hope to read more horror stories from this talented author.
Jul 06, Mark Tilbury rated it it was amazing Shelves: horror , mystery , thriller , suspense. This horror novel wastes no time in getting readers wondering the hell is going on and why people are going missing in the same house. This is a horror that does contain a lot of violence, blood, guts and gore, but not just for the sake of it.
There is an interesting story behind the events, told by a police officer who believes the cause of the disappearances is down to something he's been looking into for years. I liked the mix of characters and personalities, and how everyone had a reason for This horror novel wastes no time in getting readers wondering the hell is going on and why people are going missing in the same house. I liked the mix of characters and personalities, and how everyone had a reason for wanting to help investigate the disappearances.
The pace of the story varies. Sometimes it's frantic, whilst in other parts it's slower as the possibilities to solve the case are explored and discussed.
One scene in particular made me squirm as I read. Any other men who read this book will know which part I mean! The ending did seem a bit sudden. I was hoping for more as I was enjoying the story. Nothing wrong with how the book ended, it just seem to happen quicker than I was expecting. This had to be a joke. I was totally duped. I'm annoyed. This was an awful novella. Review later today. Who is with me?
Sometimes it's frantic, whilst in other parts it's slower as the possibilities to solve the case are explored and discussed. Your husband left a great legacy. Log in Create an account. We talked to Face for damn near a half hour about everything from the VH-1 debacle, to Oprah, to paying for pum lol. A horror novella which is a good quick read. How's this gonna go?
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It was entertaining and interesting. I liked the plot but would have enjoyed it more if it was developed better into a longer story with more twists and turns. I would have loved for this book to have had a better ending. Did I enjoy reading it? Would I read it ever again? I change my rating from 2 to 3 stars. I love the originality of the story, it is definitely keeping my attention.
I hate all of the many typos I keep coming across. Who edited this book??
I do not find this book, so far, very scary. I have actually laughed a lot at some of the "so called" scary parts. To me, I find this story to be more strange, unnatural and bizarre.
Anyway, this is just my two cents, for what it's worth. I'm going to finish it now and maybe my rating will go up one star, maybe down one. Wait and see. A quick, enjoyable, creepy read. If you love horror stories that make you want to leave the lights on at night, and induce paranoia about everyday activities, this short novel is just the thing for you.
Delivers very nicely, from start to finish. A lot better than most of the stuff coming down the pipeline these days! Don't sit on the toilet. Aug 05, Jana Petken rated it it was amazing. I must confess, I was drawn to the title. However this was a great thriller, paranormal, scary book, which kept me interested right from page one. Cats, spooky apparitions, death and murder. Got to be a night time read! Aug 01, C. Mandara rated it it was amazing.
I loved the title so much I had to buy the book and Jul 31, Anna Othitis rated it it was amazing Shelves: action , horror. The cover caught my eye as well as the title, I was curious a book that you want to get to the end of. Well written and thought. Great horror story Sahara! Jul 14, Shannon rated it really liked it. This quick read was like an R. Stine story for adults! The choppier writing style wasn't my favorite, however, the story kept me intrigued and this was a gross, ridiculous, and fun horror story.
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It Lives in The Basement book. Read 90 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00DX82WDO. O. Editorial Reviews. Review. Sahara Foley's horror collection, It Lives in the Basement, is guaranteed to bring a smile of delight to the face of any horror fan lucky.
Do not go down to the basement!!! And read this in daylight. A treat for horror fans. Jul 21, Lex Allen rated it liked it.
The cats disappear without a trace, followed in short order by increasingly ominous occurrences that leave investigators stymied. This horror novella, divided into several chapters that combine to provide a multiple years long tale of mystery, murder and horror is a good and quick reading pleasure. Police detective Flynn is the first to investigate the disappearances and, over a number of succeeding years, he is followed by a series of investigators, all of whom are drawn to the house at S.
Eventually, the detectives follow a trail that leads them, years later, to a swampy area miles from the original crime scene. The methodology used in presenting this story is interesting, unusual and well presented. With the exception of Sergeant Alvarez, the characters are not as well as developed as they would have been in a full length novel, but certainly sufficient to carry the plot line and keep the reader invested in their fates. More fully developed, Alvarez proves to be a source for tracking down the enigmatic killer. How he comes to some of his conclusions is not crystal clear, but his assumptions and facts help drive the story forward.
As a disciple of verisimilitude in fiction, these speech patterns failed to pass the test of realism and was, therefore, distracting for me. Sep 08, Jada Ryker rated it it was amazing. Also gone are two white cats and a black kitten. Grumpy, sarcastic, and sometimes funny, Lieutenant Flynn is investigating the disappearances.
Events escalate, taking the reader on horrible ride. His Legacy. His children. Ironically, they could only be born upon his death. I have done my best to make them presentable for public reading. I hope I have made him proud of his children. As I journey down this chosen road, to give birth to his remaining children, I would really appreciate any feedback and reviews you can offer.
Your husband left a great legacy. And you're doing an excellent job as the keeper of the legacy. Mar 08, Jalpa Williby rated it it was amazing. It Lives In the Basement is a classic horror story. I don't want to give anything away, but people are disappearing and investigation begins. As the plot unfolds, we discover some shocking events. I, myself, did not expect the story to go the direction it went. But I enjoyed this story.
It's a quick read and each page is full of action.