It Lives in the Basement

Fiction - Horror
137 Pages
Reviewed on 12/08/2015
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Author Biography

Born and raised in Omaha Ne. I met the love of my life here. We were together for 30 years before Bob passed to the other side. That was on 12-25-12. The stories I'm publishing are his brain children. He loved writing, but back in the late 1980's and 1990's he never had any luck getting his stories published.

With the advent of self-publishing, and him glaring over my shoulder, I'm finally able to bring his children to life for the world of readers. I hope you enjoy his stories as much as I have. Bob had a wonderful, but dark, imagination. So much of him, and me, are in these characters.

    Book Review

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.

Melinda Hills

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.

M Rahman

Excellent book.