"Creepy, powerful, wonderfully twisted."--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author
The dark side of “adulting” revealed in a spine-tingling, sardonic novel of suburban life gone very, very wrong.
Forced out of New York City by rising rents and gentrification, barely-employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker--an artist and a personal trainer--luck into an amazingly affordable, completely furnished house in the New Jersey suburbs.
Jenny doesn't know there’s something hidden in the basement. Tom does. It soon has him in thrall.
The Deckers' lives are suddenly on an upswing: Tom gets a big-bucks corporate job. Jenny, pregnant, opens a small gym catering to moms-to-be. They make friends despite their worries about becoming boring suburbanites. Tom regularly visits the basement, where the thing scrambles his senses and heightens his emotions, making him feel like a Master of the Universe.
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.
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