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The Chrysalis

Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
3.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Spawned by Brendan Deneen’s own experiences relocating to a New Jersey suburb with his young family, The Chrysalis combines chills, thrills, and a literal monster in the basement with commentary on love, marriage, and impending parenthood. 

Welcome to the dark side of suburbia. 

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. 

"Creepy, powerful, wonderfully twisted." (New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry)

©2018 Brendan Deneen (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Beautiful Writing and Fast-paced Plot

"The Chrysalis has a Gone Girl meets Prometheus kind of feel with uniquely familiar characters. The combination of beautiful writing and pacing is spot on. I was at the edge of my seat listening to this book. If you're looking for a fall read just in time for Halloween, this is it." Stephanie Hansen ~ Metamorphosis Literary Agency

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