Can’t Wait Wednesday - The Chrysalis by Brendan Deneen (@BrendanDeneen)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

The Chrysalis by Brendan Deneen
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Tor Books

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 bestselling author Jonathan Maberry

Called an "old-school homage to genre classics" by early readers, with comparisons to The Amityville Horror and Heart Shaped Box, this is a must-read.


  1. I need this one NOW! It's been on my wishlist forever.

  2. I'm looking forward to this one too!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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