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The Chrysalis

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
"Creepy, powerful, wonderfully twisted."--New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry

Don't Go in the Basement

In a brutal spasm of bad luck, Tom and Jenny Decker lose both their cheap Manhattan
apartment and their barely-above-minimum-wage jobs.

Their luck runs hot when they stumble upon a surprisingly affordable house in the
suburbs, an old friend of Tom's offers him an amazing opportunity, and Jenny discovers
that she's pregnant.

But there are dark secrets galore in the Deckers' new/old house. The place has a
violent past. There's a thing in the basement, a bizarre chrysalis Tom conceals from
Jenny.

Touching it makes him feel like a winner, like he can tackle any challenge - the
mortgage, the commute, impending fatherhood.

Until the night everything goes horribly wrong and the Deckers' dream life is
exposed as the phantom it always was. The night the chrysalis starts to hatch.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"A brilliant and terrifying fever dream of a tale." - Jay R Bonansinga

"Slowly-mounting dread mixed with can't-stop-turning-the-pages fascination. Recalling modern horror classics like Rosemary's Baby." - Matthew Costello

"Horror fans will love this dark, twisted, frightening story. If you loved The Amityville Horror or Heart Shaped Box, you'll love Brendan Deneen's The Chrysalis. Just keep the lights on while you read." - Kristin Hannah

"Deneen's latest book catapults him to the front ranks of today's most exciting new genre writers. An old-school homage to genre classics, The Chrysalis uses themes of family responsibility and substance abuse, madness and artistic vision to create an unsettling mood that builds to a horrifying crescendo. This is a must-read." - Nate Kenyon

"Creepy, powerful, wonderfully twisted." - Jonathan Maberry

"Deneen wonderfully concentrates the anxiety and emotional strain of trying to live up to the responsibility that comes with a growing family. The problem here is, part of that family is growing behind the spare fridge in the cellar. Deneen hatches all the darkest fears of having 'one on the way." - Bracken MacLeod

"Compelling." - David Moody

"All the more frightening because ... Deneen makes you care before he starts the scares. A powerful, engrossing, and relentless book." - Chet Williamson


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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Chrysalis
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Publisher: Tor Books
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September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chrysalis
Author(s): Brendan Deneen
Publisher: Tor Books
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