The Chrysalis

by Brendan Deneen
Release date: September 3, 2018
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror

Scary responsibilities, marriage, mortgage, pregnancy... fighting monsters, form a spine-tingling tale of suburbia's dark side

Barely employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker have to grow up fast when she loses her job and their apartment. They're astonished to find an affordable, fully furnished house in the suburbs.

For Tom, the mortgage, the bills, and Jenny's new pregnancy add up to terror. He's not ready for all this responsibility. Then he finds the thing in the basement. It scrambles his senses and heightens his emotions, making him feel like a winner. His new job has him raking in the big bucks.

Every upswing has its peak. After that, comes the fall. Tom's is going to be hard and fast.

A fast-paced novel that combines chills, thrills, and a literal monster in the basement with commentary on love, marriage, and parenthood, The Chrysalis will entertain and frighten millennials and baby boomers alike. No one ever really wants to grow up... but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive.

(updated 2018-09-03)

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