It Lives In The Basement

It Lives In The Basement

by Sahara Foley


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A missing couples report and a mutilated body. Two years apart, same house. Coincidence or something more sinister?

When Lt. Flynn lands a missing couples case, he finds no evidence of anything amiss. There are no signs of a struggle or foul play. The only clue lies in a dog-eared notebook, but is it true?

Two years later, a mutilated body is found in the same residence. Lt. Carter is assigned the case, and now, he's faced with a life-altering decision. Can he afford to ignore the evidence that Sgt Alvarez reveals to him - the same evidence that led to his partner's disappearance?

How many people will die before Carter brings the truth to light? Who will believe in the existence of a genetically manipulated monster? Can he convince anyone that it lives in the basement?


"It Lives in the Basement" is a 2016 Readers' Favorite Finalist in the Fiction - Fantasy - Urban genre

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ISBN-13: 9781986838849
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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It Lives In The Basement 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Pat and John Sempek and their three cats go missing without a trace, Lieutenant Flynn is left to figure the mystery out. He has searched the home twice looking for clues, but none seem to exist. He finds Mr. Sempek, who is a writer, notebook and begins reading it. Flynn believes the man is telling him a story but could John’s story be genuine and will Flynn end up with the same fate? Four years later Detective Pete Alvarez coincides with the death of an immigrant in the same house. His gut twists with the memory of his partner that went missing in that home. Alvarez knows what kind of menace that’s there and has little interest in his new partner beyond his assistance in catching what’s in the basement of that house. But will they? Will they find the evil thing in the basement? This story has all the elements to keep the reader hooked: suspense, great characters, and heart-pounding twist. This is the perfect read for All Hallows Eve. I have been a horror fanatic. So get a cup of coffee, a blanket, and get ready for a terrifying ride Oh yeah, P.S. you may not want to read this alone.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought you had outgrown that fear of THE BASEMENT, *cue evil music* Sahara Foley comes along and gives us all one more reason to avoid THE BASEMENT. Animals and people alike are disappearing after going into the basement. Where did they go? What happened to them? What is killing them and does it live in your basement or are you just one stop in a row of many? It Lives in the Basement is a dark and gruesome tale of suspense and horror, and the police are baffled. What they discover is a nightmare of epic proportions, brutal and gory. ‘They’ are legion and no one is safe. Will they live to tell the tale or will more brave souls become fodder for the creatures hiding below the earth? Where did they come from and why do they seem indestructible? The questions are endless, the answers are few, but the danger is everywhere and just maybe, they are in YOUR basement, too. I need to thank Sahara Foley for resurrecting my childhood fear of the family basement while holding my imagination captive to her well-crafted tale. Short, but long enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck, any longer and I’m sure I’d be sleeping with the lights on and I don’t even have a basement anymore! Go ahead, read it and test your meddle, I dare you... I received this copy from Sahara Foley in exchange for my honest review.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite If you don’t want to be terrified, don’t read this book in the dark or while alone! It Lives in the Basement by Sahara Foley is a gripping, fast paced horror tale that is essentially three separate stories in one. Beginning with the disappearance of a young couple and their three cats, the house on 18th Street is responsible for countless deadly incidents, including the disappearance of the detective investigating the case. As the police become more and more involved in the second part of the story, with the partner of the original missing police officer called to a grisly crime scene at the same house, a detective with a special background lends a hand in trying to deal with the ancient evil that has manifested itself on the property. The action continues into the third section of the tale with a sighting of the suspected evil creature and the attempts to capture it. From the edge of a moonlit lake back to the basement of the 18th Street house, a team of officers and a large mammal specialist follow the creature into the sewer tunnels below the city. Will they finally succeed in catching or killing the beast? This is one of the scariest stories to come along in a while. Gripping, horrifying, and almost over the edge of belief, It Lives in the Basement by Sahara Foley keeps you turning the pages as you continually look over your shoulder. The characters are diverse and dedicated to their mission and you just wish you could get their attention to help them through the non-stop action. This is certainly well worth reading, as long as you lock your basement door and keep the lights on. Great book! I couldn't put it down.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite It Lives in the Basement is a collection of interconnected dark horror stories written by Sahara Foley. Lieutenant Mike Flynn is investigating the mysterious disappearance of a couple that seems to have vanished into thin air. Pat Forbes hasn't been to her office for several days, and John Sempak, a writer, hasn't been seen in any of the bars he always frequents. Their landlord wonders if perhaps they quarreled and John murdered Pat. His wife finally had him call the police and report the situation. The couple's three cats have also gone missing, making the situation seem even stranger, especially when the police discover Pat's wallet, clothes, books and car still at the premises. After Mike dismisses the police officers investigating the scene, he decides to take a look at the spiral-bound notebook one of the officers had found. In it was a story that began in a most ominous fashion. Sahara Foley's horror collection, It Lives in the Basement, is guaranteed to bring a smile of delight to the face of any horror fan lucky enough to pick this book up and read it. I love horror, but having grown up enjoying the works of Poe, Lovecraft and Derleth, rarely come across horror tales that reach the sublimely scary heights those classic authors mastered. This series of interconnected tales does just that. Foley's work is also an inspired police procedural at the same time, as the Omaha police follow a most unusual suspect in a series of disappearances and a particularly brutal murder. Foley's story is marvelous! The plot sizzles with tension, and the characters are compelling and real people you quickly come to care about. It Lives in the Basement is as good -- and as terrifying -- as it gets, and it's most highly recommended.