The Tegen Cave

The Tegen Cave

by Inge-Lise Goss


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ISBN-13: 9780692305638
Publisher: Olivebranch Press
Publication date: 10/30/2014
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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The Tegen Cave 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
William_O_Brien More than 1 year ago
The Tegen Cave by Inge-Lise Goss A fast-paced and gripping read, with organized crime, poisonous spider bites and many suspicious people in her life - Sara is faced with many dilemmas along her path. Great characters with nicely-developed descriptions leaves the reader wanting to be inside the book and trawling the pages for the next twist in the tale. A skin crawling fantastic book - great stuff! A 5***** Spider Biting Read
bookworm_gp More than 1 year ago
A dark read that kept me on the edge of my seat.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Sara Jones thinks she is running away from a bad situation but, in fact, has no idea that something even more bizarre lies ahead. The Tegen Cave by Inge-Lise Goss chronicles Sara’s flight from the clutches of a crime family, involved in drugs, sex trafficking and murder, which takes her to a small city in Montana where she encounters a group of people who seem to worship spiders. As people around her die from poisonous spider bites, Sara can’t understand how she seems to be immune – except for an odd side effect involving uncontrollable sexual urges. Not sure whether to trust her new friends or go back to her boyfriend whose family wants her dead, Sara struggles with her choices as more details about both sides emerge. These facts, along with some strange abilities she is developing, move Sara to a particular decision she hopes will be the right one. Unique and full of suspense, The Tegen Cave offers plenty to keep you interested. Inge-Lise Goss has created a new ‘race’ of individuals with unusual attributes, but maintains the mystery of whether or not they are the ‘good guys’ against the obvious bad drug dealers and pornographers. A little slow to start, the action picks up as a variety of people are found dead from spider bites. The police, Sara’s new friends, and the crime family all want to keep her in sight because she is the key to the mystery. Sara’s efforts to do what she feels is right may be a bit naïve, but the plot is full of twists and the characters are interesting. This is a great read to take your mind off of other things for a while as you brush yourself down at every slight touch!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite The Tegen Cave by Inge-Lise Goss is an amazing horror fiction that made me sweat and that is not easy, I can tell you. Sara Jones, the protagonist of the story, knows that her life will not be the same. She ran away from her boyfriend and his crime family and started a new life in a new place. She even has a new boyfriend and her life is finally picking up. Things go downhill quickly when she receives a mysterious package. Inside the package is a spider. Despite being confused, she knows that somehow she and her family are compromised. Now people around her are dying of mysterious poisonous spider bites. What is even more mysterious is the fact that these spiders and their poison have no effect on her. She is immune to them. And now that she is 25 years old, something about her past and her heritage is coming forward. Can she trust anyone in this world? With everything happening around her, can she keep herself and her family safe? This novel has romance, action, drama and a lot of thrills for readers who love horror novels. You can actually feel your skin crawl when you read scenes about spiders. I loved Sara; she is relatable and she is strong. She is a level-headed character and very deep. Even with so many things happening in her life all at once, she was resilient and this is the reason why I loved her. This is definitely one of the best novels I have read this year. It was wonderful and truly well written.
Ivory0707 More than 1 year ago
We meet Sara as she has run off to the town of Billings to hide from her boyfriend's crime family organization. Sara doesn't want to be a part of the juvenile sex trafficking and other illegal dealings that entails the Crussett family business. To add to Sara's confusion, spiders keep coming after her. I thought the Tegen heritage was creepy although original paranormal idea and left Sara with a very hard decision to make. I liked that the sex scenes although plentiful were kept small. I felt that they helped to explain the intensity of urges that Sara was experiencing without making the story off track. The author did a good job of setting up the story and developing the characters. The story pace started out pretty quick then slowed when the additional story lines were added in. I am not fond of 1st person because it tends to start slow but the story has a quick start that pulls the reader in. The only thing I didn't like about the story was the creepiness that came with her bizarre Tegen heritage. I think it would be hard for me to adjust as quickly as Sara did to being adopted. Overall, good read for those who love horror thrillers mixed with suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Tegan Cave is the first book in which a Prologue gave me chills. A few chapters in and I realized TTC was not a nighttime read for me, even though I don't consider myself that squeamish. I haven't worn pantyhose in ages, but wearing a body stocking to bed might have been the only way for me to read at night. The spider on the cover makes readers believe TTC will be overwhelmingly filled with those sweet little creatures, however it's not the spiders causing all the chills up and down ones spine. As I continued reading this book, I wanted to write author, Inge-Lise Goss and ask, "How do you come up with this stuff?" A story unlike anything I've ever read, began with "Dark Shadows" overtones, yet rapidly went modern day with twists and turns I could not fathom. To label TTC a psychological thriller is an understatement, because its physical and emotional twists and turns accelerate it into a chilling and addictive genre-crossed tale. This novel delves much deeper into it's lead character, Sara, who is relatable as a woman on the run, not knowing who to trust after her fiancé duped her, and his mafia family wants to forever silence her. Your heart rate might soar as you turn pages hoping Sara doesn't fall prey to one of the untrustworthy people in her life or become crippled from the one thing that is currently saving her from toxic spiders. Like me, you might want to reserve TTC for daytime reading, but you'll definitely want a sequel. Keep writing, Ms. Goss! *Unsuitable for YA audiences and those with a weak heart, but I highly recommend The Tegan Cave for all readers.
Cxandra More than 1 year ago
Spiders, spiders everywhere… On the run from her former lover and his mob family, Sara Jones loses herself in Billings, Montana.  Shortly after arriving, she receives a package from Sherman’s department store containing a gorgeous onyx ring.  When the realtor admires the ring and tries it on, she’s bitten by a spider.  Within seconds, she’s non-responsive.  911 dispatches an ambulance and Nancy is taken to a hospital, but has disappeared by the time Sara gets to the hospital.   Confused, Sara returns to her hotel room, searches and finds the spider that bit Nancy.  When she’s bitten, she calls Brett, the handsome hunk in the room next door, for help.  Unlike Nancy, Sara survives…even seems to thrive in the days afterward.  As she and Brett grow closer, the bodies add up and death by spider becomes the modus operandi of a very smooth murderer.   Though she’s growing close to Brett, Sara can’t forget Conner.  If that isn’t enough, she’s dealing with strange changes in her body and for the first time in her life she feels…alive!  Her feelings for Brett lead to some of the hottest sex she’s ever had, but in the cool of the day, she realizes that Brett is more complicated than he seems.  Though he’s got a few deeply buried secrets of his own, Sara is sure of one thing—he’s definitely her ally and not her enemy!  Now, if she can just figure out what the heck is going on… TEGEN CAVE is romantic suspense at its best!  From a tight plot to incredibly real characters to ingenious creativity, Inge-lise Goss has written a captivating story that will linger in the minds of readers longer after the end!
_DVF_ More than 1 year ago
Warning - if you have arachnophobia this book is NOT for you. What happens when you find out that you aren't exactly human and that you were adopted as a baby? After several years with her boyfriend Conner, Sara finds out about his family's business. Sara plans her get away. She meets an older lady on the bus and she convinces Sara to move to Billings. Sara doesn't realize that people have been placed in her path to guide her to learning the truth about her birth and who she is. Sara has always been comfortable around spiders. She always believed that it was because her parents were arachnologists. But what happens when she finds out that she and the spiders have DNA in common? This is thriller with some twists and turns you don't expect.
JoyceHays More than 1 year ago
I'm not quite sure what I was expecting from this book, but it wasn't exactly what I got. I thought, you know... spiders (seriously shuddering here). It's going to be something creepy, maybe keep me awake at night with the lights on and a fly swatter in my hands. That's not exactly what happened. Aside from the fact that I find spiders to be incredibly creepy, I did enjoy this story. What upped the "ick" factor for me is the fact that I can see some scientist crazy enough to attempt what a character in the story succeeded at. And if I tell you what that is, then why would you bother to read the story for yourself, hmm? This story is very well written, well edited and completely believable in a crazy scientist who's gone around the bend kind of way. The experiment that is the back story this book is set around has its own pitfalls for some characters. There are the expected good guys and bad guys. When you think you know which characters fall into which category, Goss changes it up on you. The characters have a depth that makes the events that happen to them believable. Could reality as we know it be skewed sideways by some crazy in a lab? You betcha. Goss brings a level of believability to her writing in much the same way Stephan King did in his epic, The Stand. That alone makes her work worthy of reading. Unlike King's book, The Tegan Cave is not an apocalyptic story.  Should Goss decide to continue writing, I can see a time when her name will be as well-known as Stephen King. Take a chance on this author. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. In spite of the spiders, I had a difficult time setting the book aside. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.